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Baby at 37,000 Feet
June 23, 2013, 1:34 pm
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

I love the oft quoted maxim from our developer, Dr. BJ Palmer, that states, “You never know how far reaching something you think, say, or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”  It’s so true.  And what’s so true about this quote is that it works in reverse too.  Because it’s the things that we DON’T THINK, SAY, or DO today that have potential to also impact the lives of millions tomorrow.  

In this Spinal Column Reblog, we’re retelling a story that demonstrates BJ’s quote in action.  The chiropractor is Dr. Kevin Donka; and what you’ll see is that his action aboard a jet plane not only impacted the life of a little one, but every other person on board as well.

….But that was what happened “today.”  For when Dr. Donka, stepped out of his comfort zone to do the right thing, his mind could not have fathomed the impact it would have on “tomorrow.”  For the momentum of this now three-year-old-plus inspirational and moving story will, no doubt one day, affect the lives of millions as people like you retell it. 

 

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Baby at 37,000 feet[originally published in KCN, June 2011]

On a flight home, chiropractor Kevin Donka settled into his seat.  Behind him was a mother with her baby.

As the flight took off, the baby — as many will — began to cry.  The mother did everything in her power to quiet the little one… but to no avail.  The child simply would not calm down.  And then something happened that every parent fears while flying — the child’s cry catapulted to a full-tilt shrill.  Again, the mother tried and tried but the child could not be comforted.

At about minute ten of the full-blown wail, Dr. Donka began to think to himself, “Maybe I should offer to help.  Maybe there is something I can do.”

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Doctored
May 24, 2013, 10:45 pm
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio. 

“Chiropractors… A Beaten Wife.”

… that’s how Jeff Hayes, producer of “Doctored”, described our profession.  Read the article to find out why!

I’m supper excited to be hosting (along with local chiropracTOR, Ryan Smart) a screening of the movie “Doctored” .  This movie, which we will be playing at our local movie house on June 8, 2013, is a movie that not only beautifully reveals the hushed history of the AMA’s attempt to “contain and eliminate” our profession, but it also is a movie the masterfully exposes the Power and Criminality of our Nation’s Medical Monopoly.  It’s the movie “the AMA does NOT want you to SEE.”  

Tune into episode 146 for more information on this movie with my interview with Dr. Gilles Lamarche. This article is set to publish in the June edition of our community’s newspaper.

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[originally published in KCN, June 2013]

Doctored BannerRecently a film producer compared the chiropractic profession to a “beaten wife.”  To paraphrase, he said, “During the course of the making of my film, I was astounded by how large groups of chiropractors contacted me saying, ‘Please don’t make them mad, Jeff.’”

The film producer I’m talking about is Jeff Hays.  His movie is entitled “Doctored.”  And the “them” he was referring to is Political Medicine.

“It’s time for chiropractors to stand up and make their own voices heard,” he said in response to a question regarding why the successes of chiropractic have been suppressed and not gotten out to the public.

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When Your Spouse is a Chiropractic Student
April 5, 2013, 2:01 am
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

What comes to mind when you think about what it would be like to be the spouse of a chiropractic student?  Besides the word “Guinea Pig,” you’ll enjoy reading the article my wife penned back in 1994 while I was in the midst of my schooling.  Being the wife of a DC2B is hard work and deserves recognition.  Perhaps that’s why she developed quite the fan club from my classmates’ spouses and significant others after this article printed in the school paper. Enjoy.

 

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behindscenes1[While attending chiropractic college in the early 90’s, my wife, Keri, wrote an article about what it was like being married to a chiropractic student.  The article was published in my chiropractic college’s newspaper on two different occasions and received rave reviews — not from my fellow colleagues, but their spouses!  Apparently her story resonated with many.  In any event, this is a rare peek into the making of a chiropractor. —  Dr. Lamar]

[Originally written July 1994 — by Keri Lamar]

I’m out with my husband and he puts his hand on my back.  It doesn’t take long before he is traversing  my spine and muscles.   His fingers stop to push the area a little, and he leans over to whisper in my ear:

“A little stiff here, hon?”

This scenario has happened so often that I just have to laugh about it now.  Gone are the days of…

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Radio Gold
March 8, 2013, 1:44 pm
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

As we approach the anniversary of the passing of the Legendary ChiropracTOR, Reggie Gold, we’re showcasing an article that we’re including in our “Remembering Reggie Collection.” Originally published in our community newspaper’s March 2012 edition, this article tells the story of how this iconic figure in chiropractic ended up behind our mics.

– Check out the “components” that make up our Remembering Reggie Collection

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[originally published in KCN, March 2012Panning for Gold -alaska-state-library-photograph-pca-44-3-15-sourdough-in-stream-panning-for-gold-skinner]

When I started Spinal Column Radio two years ago, my original intention was merely to refresh and repurpose the decade and half of articles I had written for the Kingston Community News into a radio-style format.  I never dreamt that our show would take such a radical and exciting turn, sending my audio-engineer-son and I coast to coast interviewing some of the most influential and greatest philosophical minds in our profession.  I was being described as the “Larry King” of chiropractic.

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Your Health Dipstick
February 8, 2013, 11:49 am
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

This article was originally published in our community newspaper’s February 2011 edition and attempts to shift the public perception of chiropractic away from that of being a natural pain reliever.

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[originally published in KCN, February 2011]

If you are waiting for pain to dictate how often you should see your chiropractor —or whether or not to see one in the first place — you’re waiting too long.  Because without a spinal check from a chiropractor, you simply don’t know if your spine needs to be adjusted — as  there is no reliable way to truly know.  Spinal misalignments often crop up and cause little to no pain.  And while this might not seem like a big deal, it is when you realize that these off-kilter vertebrae are slowly sapping the health of the body by robbing its effectiveness to function correctly.

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SCR Launch: Flipping on a Mic for the TIC
January 15, 2013, 7:28 pm
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We’re “ReBlogging” select articles from SpinalColumnBlog.com — the platform that gave inspiration for what you now know as Spinal Column Radio.

This article was originally published in our community newspaper’s January 2010 edition (3 years ago) and talks of the debut of our podcast radio and chiropractic’s fascinating history with the beginnings of broadcast radio.

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[originally published in KCN, January 2010]

On January 1st, 2010, the SpinalColumnRadio.com “podcast” debuts with yours truly on the Internet “air” talking about the very topics I write about.  And while the idea of a chiropractic podcast is relatively new, a chiropractic broadcast is not.

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