What Went Wrong with ICA

What Went Wrong with the ICA? The recent editorial by Don Petersen, Jr. concerning the declining membership in the ICA under the reign of Drs. $id Williams and DD Humber failed to mention how this regime of intellectual and political terror actually began. Just as the...

More Witches Down Under

More Witches Down Under The witch hunt against pediatric chiropractic care Down Under has resurfaced on a television program, Studio 10. The TV hostess introduced her interview with Dr. Ian Rossborough and immediately showed her bias with the inflammatory prelude,...

Pushing Pot

Pushing Pot  Just the other night I overheard on TV the chief medical reporter at CNN, Sanjay Gupta, MD, when he made a confession: “Recently, I have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because I think, you know, we've been terribly and systematically misled...

We Are Suckers!

We Are Suckers!  I hate to say, but we’ve been duped by Steven Salzberg.  Not only by his medical bigotry or by his gross lack of fair journalism, but by the fact that he has purposely stirred the pot of controversy not to create a sensible debate about the woes of...

Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts The winter holidays bring not only the best in college bowl and NFL playoff games, but this annual milestone makes us reflect upon remembrances from yesteryear and hopeful resolutions for the future. Certainly the New Year is a time when many people...

Why Surgeons Wear Masks

Medical Mistakes Part III White Collar Crime or Why Surgeons Wear Masks Once again one of my former patients got railroaded by her attorney into having back surgery. Apparently some of these predatory personal injury attorneys aren’t satisfied that chiropractic care...

Riddle of Back Pain

Riddle of Back Pain By JC Smith, MA, DC There is a quandary concerning a huge silent epidemic plaguing Americans that has nothing to do with germs, genetics, or cholesterol. It rarely makes the news nor are there television programs about it. This epidemic has not...

Who’s Got Your Back?

Who’s Got Your Back? by JC Smith, MA, DC I have a puzzle that would dumfound most people, including NPR Puzzle Master Will Shortz. Question: What is the third-largest physician-level health profession in the country and what does it primarily do? Let me give you a few...

We’re 72nd

Social Iatrogenesis   “We’re 72nd, We’re 72nd!” by JC Smith, MA, DC Warner Robins, GA   Holding their index fingers up in the air, shouting “we’re number one!” is symbolic for victory by sport fans around the world. The same can be said about the medal count at the...

Voodoo Diagnosis

"Voodoo" Diagnosis: Have Your Patients Been Victims of Scare Tactics? By J.C. Smith, MA, DC Too many times I've been told by patients of their fear of being adjusted by a chiropractor because their MD or physical therapist scared them with untrue statements about...