Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Building Blocks of Chiropractic

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

A brick sits on my desk.  But this is not just any brick….

Ryan Block BuildingIn 1888 DD Palmer moved his magnetic healing practice to Davenport, Iowa, renting rooms in the Ryan Block Building on the corner of Second and Brady streets.  Palmer not only used these rooms as his office for his patients, but as his residence for his family.  His vitalistic, hands-only, magnetic healing methods were so successful and sought after, that within four years he required the square footage of the building’s entire fourth floor. Room and board was made available for his most severe cases.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Remembering the Forgotten Seattle College of Chiropractic

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

In SCR Episode 158, the ChiroPicker grabbed a mic and took over my show.  I figure if he can get away with it, so can I.  So, I’m hijacking his Fresh Picks article this month to showcase a bit of little known Northwest chiropractic history. — Dr. Lamar


A chiropractic college in Seattle?  Bizarre.  That’s what I first thought when I heard about it.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — The Story of Finding Sweet Home

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

Sweet Home Monument: Site of “Sweet Home”  - 1870’s Apiary, Nursery And Former Residence Of Daniel David Palmer Founder of ChiropracticOn September 18, 1997, one hundred and two years after D.D. Palmer delivered the profession’s first adjustment, adventuring chiropractic historians, Dr. Myron Brown and Dr. Gene Zdrazil, set a modest stone marker on a piece of land once owned by the founder — a piece of land that Palmer affectionately referred to as “Sweet Home.”  

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — PALMERGRAM Proves Conflicts Clarify

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

As a non-DC, but avid DC-historian, I can speak with some authority when I say chiropractors have never had an easy time selling what they do to the public.  Although chiropractic is beneficial to the health of man, it is difficult to quickly explain to the layperson what it is — and on the flip side, what it isn’t.  Chiropractic concepts are further complicated when potential patients must “unlearn” what hearsay has taught them.

From its beginning, the chiropractic profession has been smeared by other practitioners of health care, driven by competition and misunderstanding.

However, there was a period in chiropractic’s early life where the profession was under attack by clowns…  Literally.

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Episode 158 — Remembering Reggie Collection: SCR-Fan-Takeover “Box on the Wall” Show featuring a ChiroPicker find that is Pure Gold

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Title: Remembering Reggie Collection: SCR-Fan-Takeover “Box on the Wall” Show featuring a ChiroPicker find that is Pure Gold

Episode Number: 158

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar Todd Waters, Dr. TJ Neveau, and Dr. BJ Palmer

Show Date: 03/29/13

Run Time: 186:09

Description:  Chiro-Picker Todd Waters and Bay City, Michigan ChiropracTOR, TJ Neveau, gently push Lamar aside and team up to run the first ever SCR-Fan-Takeover Show.  Join them for our final installment in this Remembering Reggie Collection that features an amazing ChiroPicker find of a 16 rpm phonograph record of Reggie Gold delivering a 2-hour patient lay lecture.  The two play a number of clips from this rare recording and add some insightful commentary. This ChiroPicker find from the late 60’s is Reggie at his classic best and belongs in every chiropracTOR’s Reggie Gold 1970slistening library; AND the Picker wants you to have it in exchange for visiting the SCR Box on the Wall to ensure this chiropracTIC resource of Spinal Column Radio will stay on the Internet Air for generations to come (listen at the 3 hour mark for more info). In addition, Waters and Neveau, cover a wide range of other TIC Topics and even find themselves having to deal with the Developer and Radio Pioneer, himself, Dr. BJ Palmer meddling with their broadcast. The question is… can Lamar really let go and let these two (or three) drive?

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Chiro-Picker Fresh Picks verticalLinks:

READ ChiroPicker article on Reggie Recording

• Visit the SCR Box on the Wall

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• Learn More About the Hosts

Todd Waters,
aka The ChiroPicker

Dr. TJ Neveau

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– Check out the “components” of our Remembering Reggie Collection




– Reggie’s other appearances and interviews on Spinal Column Radio

    • SCR Episode 030 and 031 (first interview Fall 2010 NB)
    • SCR Episode 046 (Cal Jam 2011 man on the street)
    • SCR Episode 080 (second interview Spring 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 109 (tribute, January 2012)
    • SCR Episode 118 (CCE, Fall 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 142 (Fall 2011 NB man on the street)
    • SCR Episode 151 (Irene Gold/Valley of the Blind/Fall 2011 NB Bonus)
    • SCR Episode 157 (33 Principles and last talk, Fall 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 158 (ChiroPicker early Reggie LP find)
    • Spine Bites 004005, and 016

– POP – Power of the Podcast

– TJ’s Change and Charge video with BJ

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

– BJ Palmer Radio Recordings (SCR 017, 018, 019, 020, 021)

– The Great Chiropractic Debate

– Todd’s DD Book: Chips From Sweet Home

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TJ’s reference to the 2013 flu shot being ineffective

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Remembering Reggie Collection: Finding “The Golden Facts of Life — and Health”

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

reggie-gold-chiropractor(2)Reggie Gold one of Chiropractic’s last living legends and master of communication passed away March 24 2012. I had little knowledge of Reggie until I heard his interviews here on Spinalcolumnradio.  

As a Picker of collectibles, one of my specialties is record LP’s.  The more unusual the subject matter on the record, the more interesting it becomes to me.  I am especially intrigued with spoken word records when an author reads his work, or a pilot instructs how to fly a plane, …or even when — as you’ll soon find out — a master at communicating the chiropractic message demonstrates his art in front of a live audience.   Continue reading

Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — My Greatest Chiropractic Pick to Date: An Owl

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger

ChiroPicker OwlOk, get this… TRUE STORY.

“The picker in me told me to turn my car around and go retrieve the body.”  

Let me explain…

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