Woes of Whiplash

The Woes of Whiplash “TWIP” by JC Smith, MA, DC  If your spouse were to die suddenly while owning a life insurance policy of $100,000, what would you do if the insurance company offered you only $50,000 at a settlement with the comment, “But he wasn’t worth $100...

Truth or Dare?

American Healthcare: Truth or Dare?   By   James C. Smith, MA, DC 1103 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA 31088 Phone: (478) 922-4091 jcsmith@smithspinalcare.com   Reprint requests to above address Word count: Abstract:        117 Text:               3,480...

Too Many Notes, Mozart

"Too Many Notes, Mozart" by J.C. Smith, DC Managed care organizations appear paradoxical, especially when they market themselves as health maintenance organizations whose goal is to promote wellness and thereby limit unnecessary medical expenses. Unfortunately, as we...

Tipping Point

Tipping Point By JCS Many people still think they “catch” diseases even though the main chronic degenerative disorders plaguing Americans have nothing to do with germs, bacteria, viruses or bad genes. Indeed, you don’t catch or inherit cancer, obesity, heart disease,...

Time to Crow

Time to Crow By J.C. Smith, MA, DC After sitting in the back of the health care bus for nearly a century, the chiropractic profession suddenly may be catapulted into the driver's seat. The new federal guidelines on low back pain basically concluded that back surgeries...

Time to Change Course

Time to Change Course of Treatment The Epidemic of Low-Back Pain By J.C. Smith, MA, DC The huge costs and suffering from low-back pain (LPB) in the United States are staggering, according to international researchers. The documented facts about LPB are astronomical in...

Think Out of the Box

Think Out of the Box By JCS The paradox of low back pain has received enormous attention lately for good reasons. Different approaches and treatments abound among practitioners of different skill levels. Considering the huge costs involved in this epidemic, the...

Thick Skins

Thick Skins by JC Smith, DC  SOMETIMES I WONDER IF 15,000 MEDICS OR DENTISTS WOULD GO TO JAIL for practicing their healing arts like chiropractors did in the first half of the twentieth century. I once asked an orthopedist here in my town that question, and he flatly...

Trend to Alternatives

The Trend to Alternatives – the Chiropractor as Hero By J.C. Smith, MA, DC With the growing publicity of "alternative" health care in the media, I have found it odd that the chiropractic profession has been, for the most part, ignored. Just recently, NBC's "Today...

The Paradoxical Backache

The Paradoxical Backache By JCS  It never ceases to amaze me the huge amount of conflicting information about the epidemic of back pain in this country. One thing is true no matter who discusses this issue—back pain is a costly epidemic that is only getting worse....