In the past I’ve shared how to use an iPhone to photograph a persons xrays, showed marking of an AP Pelvic Lumber x-ray, as well as a LMFAO acronym on a neck xray. Today I am sharng a list of words, along with brief definitions, that you may see in a spinal radiological report from a orthopedist, chiropractor or radiologist. The list is intended for individuals that have at least a basic education in radiology and radiologic terminology. Anterolisthesis – anterior slippage of one vertebra with reference to the one below. Biomechanical changes – diagnostic term referring to changes in […]

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A 2.9 km (1.8 miles) trail length with a 933 m (2800 feet) vertical rise makes Grouse Grind in Vancouver BC a perfect one hour (ish) cardio workout. When mentioning to a client, that I was traveling to Vancouver for Canada Day and some hiking, he said “you’ve gotta do the Grouse Grind hike at Grouse Mountain.” I’m glad I listened to him as it was the perfect start to my Vancouver hiking weekend. Hop on bus 236 to Grouse Mountain and join me… 236 Grouse Mountain Bus to Grouse Grind from downtown Vancouver was a good choice. I opted […]

How to iPhone Chiropractic X-Rays

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. This is both for chiropractors and chiropractic patients. Those of you that are chiropractors who take x-ray, chances are you have already done some experimentation with digitizing analog x-rays. The most common technique I’m aware of is to place the analog x-ray on a on a lighted viewbox, turn the flash off on the camera, focus and hold very steadily, and snap your photograph. Everybody has different techniques, but I’ve found that having lights off in the room, and not allowing too much light coming in around the x-ray (meaning the film should cover the entire […]

Chiropractor Talks about 2009 Belmont Stakes

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. The third leg of the 2009 Triple Crown is upon us, with the Belmont Stakes taking place on Saturday, in Elmont New York. When reporting on the May 16 Preakness Stakes I mentioned how growing up as a kid, my parents used to take us to Belmont Park, for weekend horse races. The 2009 Kentucky Derby was only the second sporting event I watched on TV so far this year (I also watched Super Bowl 43), followed by watching the 2009 Pimlico Preakness Stakes. I don’t watch a lot of television (that may seem kind of […]

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Medical Marijuana MD Referrals

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Who says medical doctors don’t want to work with chiropractors? While I’ve been in practice the number one type of medical doctor often seeking referrals from my office has been orthopedic surgeons and neurologists. They offer steak dinners and other incentives in hopes of introducing local chiropractors to the latest surgical procedures in spinal surgery. No worries by me, I’ve made quite a few referrals to local medical doctors, and they’ve made plenty more chiropractic referrals, back my way. In the past two weeks I’ve seen an increase in medical marijuana marketing materials showing up at […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I was reading a Reuters report that stated fewer than a third of U.S. adults have received a flu vaccine so far this year and only about half said they intended to get one. The report goes on to explain why the authors feel this is the case. Rather than rely soley on drug company (partially) funded surveys I created a survey of my own, and had results in about 15 minutes. (This isn’t intended as health care advice, it’s just a collection of what people have to say on the issue.) Using my @chiropractic Twitter […]

Cervical Spine X-Ray Lesson – LMFAO

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. This post is real simple. The goal is to provide an easy to remember acronym to be used when identifying 5 important parts related to the human cervical spine (neck) as shown on the following x-ray. Landmarks highlighted with red letters identify the parts to be remembered. LMFAO – Cervical Spine X-Ray L stands for Lamina – In the cervical spine, the lamina is thin area of bone that helps create a protective ring over the spinal cord. The surgical procedure involving the removal of lamina is referred to as a Laminectomy. The procedure may be […]

Fluoride is Poison

By Michael Dorausch I was reviewing a news post from earlier today regarding a fluoridation hearing taking place in San Diego on June 10, 2008, and afterwards I performed a simple search for the phrase “Fluoride is Poison” and I was floored by the results. Far more resources that I had expected with information on fluoride being a toxic poison. Watch this video on cities voting to remove fluoride from their municipal water supplies… Planet Chiropractic fluoride, fluoridation, water related news archives can be searched here. Think all this hubbub on fluoridation are the rantings of crazy whack jobs that […]

Equine Chiropractic for Horses and Thoroughbreds

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. With today being the 2008 Kentucky Derby (Big Brown was the winner) I thought I’d share a video of chiropractors adjusting horses. That may come as a surprise to some but chiropractors in the USA have been providing care to horses, dogs, and other animals for more than 100 years. While the first years of chiropractic were focused on care for humans, the popularity of adjusting animals has continued to grow. There are continuing education and school programs for chiropractors seeking to provide care to animals, I’d suggest doing some searches for things like Equine Chiropractic, […]

Ear Infections, Antibiotics, and Chiropractic for Kids

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. A friend of mine in Ohio was asking me recently if I had any resources related to kids and ear infections, and children receiving chiropractic care. I searched through some of the archived articles on Planet Chiropractic, and found several related topics. The first was an article about the chiropractic natural approach to children with ear infections. The article talks about many causes of ear infections, including allergies, teething, fever, and viral infection. To clear up common misconceptions the article states… Chiropractors do not check and adjust a child the same as adults. This common misconception […]