Episode 109 — Reggie Gold Tribute Podcast


Title: Reggie Gold Tribute Podcast

Episode Number: 109

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 01/23/12

Run Time: 152:01

Description:  On January 6, 2012, our profession got word via Facebook that the legendary chiropractic icon, Reggie Gold, had fallen ill and would not make it through the night.  What followed was an outpouring of love, encouragement, and gratitude via the social network of Facebook.  It was profound!  …It was so profound that we felt a tug of responsibility to capture some of the voices behind it — to not only pay homage to this amazing chiropracTOR, but to form a time capsule that would display this happening for future generations of chiropractors and historians to come.  Essentially, this podcast is a collection of voice mails from all over the world that is but a small sliver of a representation to the lives that Reggie Gold impacted.  The mere fact that this podcast is 2 hours and 32 minutes long should speak to this testimony.  The best part of this story, however, is that Reggie shocked the doctors and did not pass that night — but lived!  His wife, Irene, made it known that the Facebook comments and emails which were sent Reggie’s way, which she lovingly read by his bedside, were an incredible boost to his recovery.  So, what started out here at SpinalColumnRadio as sense of responsibility to act as a platform for the profession to remember a Reggie Gold that had passed… turned into a platform to celebrate the legacy of a Reggie Gold that still lives!

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Some Spinal Column Radio Memories:

Our Reggie Gold Spinal Column Radio archives:

– Fall 2010

– Spring 2011

– Fall 2011

– Spine Bites:

Tribute to Reggie Gold DC… RockStar Syle:

Read the backstory on this podcast: here and here

Other Reggie Links:

• Reggie’s Facebook Page

• Jason Ulsrud’s RockStar Interview with Reggie

• Billy D’s Weekly Buzz Interview with Reggie

Didn’t Get A Chance to Lend Your Voice?

You can still add to this podcast in the comments section.  Share your Reggie story or memory.  Tell us how Reggie impacted your life.

• music: http://www.jewelbeat.com and Todd Waters of Midland, MI
• graphics: http://www.freevector.com and  http://www.clker.com/
• Photo of Reggie in the Tribute Podcast graphic courtesy of New Zealand College of Chiropractic – used by permission and taken at their 2011 Lyceum.
• Special thanks to Todd Waters for his help in pulling this podcast off and a big THANK YOU to everyone that responded to our call for voice mails.  Your voice made this podcast what it is.

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With today’s publication of Thomas Lamar’s beautiful tribute to Reggie I thought that I should try to clarify what I said so poorly through all of my raw emotion. Reggie deserves credit for lighting up an entire generation of Chiropractors to understand Chiropractic philosophy, but there are so few who know that it was his crystal clear insight into that philosophy that realized one its most important implications, “Vertebraille” or what we call Advanced Muscle Palpation. It’s been my privilege to share that discovery with Chiropractors for almost 30 years now and I will continue to give him credit for this wonderful gift to the profession. Whenever I’ve had the opportunity of teaching muscle palpation I’m asked by students and Chiropractors if I discovered AMP. I wish that I could say that I had. It took Reggie’s sheer logical genius to see something that was overlooked by everyone else, but had been staring the rest of us in the face since this profession began. So I’ll thank him again here publicly and hopefully express myself a little better without getting so emotional, while there is still time. Thank you Reggie for all that you’ve done for me and for ChiropracTIC . . .


Comment by Nick Spano, DC

Here’s some of the comments that have been coming in:

Thank you again Thom for the Reggie Tribute…it was wonderful to hear the many accolades that both Reggie and Irene so richly deserve. If DD was known as the Founder and BJ as the Developer…Reggie would most definitely be forever known as the Perpetuator of the truth of Chiropractic. – Bob Tarantino

Episode 109 is quite possibly your greatest work to date and THAT is saying something! I want to thank you on behalf of all the future generations of ChiropracTORS that will benefit from these podcasts. You have ensured that this genius will be preserved forever. Much love and appreciation. ADIO y ADIOS – Liam Schubel

I agree LAMAR… It is your best episode… Because we hardly hear you flapping your jaws at all on this one. HA HA HA HA…. -BJ (Waters)

Tom, Thank you so much for putting this together. – David Moore

Thanks again Tom.. your the best! – Jim Dubel

I am so humbled and honored to have been able to contribute to this tribute! You never know how far reaching Reggie… – Eric Plasker


Listening to the Reggie Gold Tribute Podcast. Thank you to Thomas Lamar for putting this together and for your contribution to ChiropracTIC! – Erick Swenson

Wow, the Reggie Tribute was really a heartfelt piece; it was a piece of sincere and ardent love. Love for a man who has stood on the battle grounds of our profession and touched so many lives with his simplicity and love for what he believed in. I know how Reggie impacted and continues to impact my journey to be a Chiropractor. I have only heard him through podcasts; I can only imagine what he has done for those who really know him. Chiropractors have a way of making PROFOUND and dramatic impressions on the lives of others and Reggie is no exception. This man will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come. Dr Thomas Lamar’s little dream in radio was no mistake; its’ all part of a greater plan. If it had not been for a young boys interest in radio we may not have this historical tribute and we may not have Spinal Column Radio. Now there is something to think about…….”You never know how far reaching…….” – Patrick Dunphy

Thomas You and Todd contributed a wonderful event for Reggie and Irene. Thank you so much for your continued dedication to chiropractic and chiropractors. I heard so many incredible personal accounts about Reggie’s influence all over the world. It was an honor to be a part of this tribute! – Bill Henry

Hey Todd [Waters], the work you’ve done to get communications for Reggie have done something very positive. One human soul, encouraged by care, friendship, compassion and love. You were instrumental in getting that done, and I want to thank you for your good work here…. i THINK THAT THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU’VE DONE WILL WORK ON PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND MINDS AND THEY MAY GO AND CREATE SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS HURTING. iT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO FORMALLY QUANTIFY THE POWER OF ENCOURAGEMENT, FRIENDSHIP, SIMILAR EXPERIENCE, AND LOVE, BUT IT IS AN UNDENIABLE, AND SIGNIFICANT POWER… THAT GOD GAVE US TO USE.. SOMETHING FOR YOU TO SAVOR HAVING DONE….. Thomas….Thanks to you too. We will never understand fully the power of prayer, and encouragement, but they are some of the awesome forces that God has placed within us. – Mike Traster.

We don’t know each other but I am a practicing chiropractor of over 30 years. I am sitting here listening to your podcast on Reggie and I can’t keep from crying which is hard because i’m trying to see patients in between. I just wanted to say thank you for what you have done for him and us. It gives us the fortitude to carry on the message and to sharpen our tools even more in hopes of one day being as pure as he has been. I’ve been using one of his original orientations for my entire career and have built huge practices from it so I am so grateful for what he has meant to me. With your permission I am posting your podcast on my group page, lifecare chiropractic. It is a chiropractor only page and I invite you to join and feel free to use it to let people know about what you do. I don’t remember how I found it but for some reason we never crossed paths. Anyhow, thanks again. I have to go blow my nose and get back to work. – Rick Franks

…Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication putting this together for Reggie. He really enjoys hearing from the people who love him…. – Kimberly Goreham

Comment by drlamar

IMHO, Reggie was the BEST chiropractic speaker… EVER! I first head about Reggie back in 1984 when I started college at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic. Reggie was instrumental in my understanding of the chiropractic principles.

I’ve listened to every recording that I have been able to get my hands on from Reggie.

IMHO, he IS the embodiment of ChiropracTIC! Reggie has made more contributions to the understanding of chiropracTIC philosophy via the spoken word than anyone since B.J. Palmer!

Thanks for touching COUNTLESS lives… for eternity!

May God continue to bless you Reggie!

Kirk McAnsh, D.C.

Comment by Dr. Kirk McAnsh, D.C.

Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the superb work!

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