$9 Billion Spent on Migraine Sufferers EACH YEAR? Wow.

So.... this is older news, but seemed really relevant these days, especially as I (Dr. Carr) have been suffering from migraines, which I suspect is a side effect of the booster shot for Covid.   Now, I don't recommend that  anyone use the Internet to diagnose their problems... unless it's my website, of course!

Why?  Because when you Google a condition, or a symptom, you're really only getting the best SEO for that condition!   There are tens of different headaches out there, as defined by Cephalalgia, the leading and most respected peer-reviewed journal on headaches.

Of course, I'd be lying if I didn't include the classic "Chiropractic Migraine" page, and say that we are miracle workers with that.

Still, 9 BILLION dollars flippin' amazing.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/clinical-context/Migraines/61277

 

 


Chiropractic headache- occipital neuralgia - c2 radiculopathy

Enjoy this new video from Dr. Carr, all about the chiropractic headache we deal with most often.  If you have questions don't hesitate to call us or contact us!

 


Expertise Best Chiropractor in Seattle

Congratulations to us! Top Chiropractor in Kenmore, WA!

Hey congratulations to us! We are listed on Expertise.com's Top 20 chiropractors in the Seattle area! The best part: We like the other choices they made, as well, and we know most of them. I guess birds of a feather really do flock together. It's a nice honor to have.


stenosis video

Lumbar Stability / Lumbar Stenosis /

Lumbar Spine Stability Video

Here you are... Dr. Carr, or the staff at Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic, sent you to this page, so as to save time explaining what's going on with your low back, and hence your upper back, and neck, as well.

It's important to know that THERE IS A FIX FOR YOUR ISSUE!  Sorry about the low production value of the video.... the information is really worth watching the whole thing.


Just got back from a seminar, C4C last weekend.

The seminar, actually called Closing for Chiropractors, wasa in Chicago, and it was about how to speak to new patients about their conditions and how most effectively deal with them. More of a psychology lesson than anything else, it speaks to how best to manage people and what's important to them. As a doctor, I sometimes get lost in how much I enjoy finding a diagnosis, and providing a treatment plan to reach the patient's health goals. However, I learned at this seminar that is not what you guys want, you guys being the people who come to my office.

They brought up a truth that I knew all along; that people usually are having flareups of long-standing issues, and that the issue is keeping them from some activity that they enjoy, a life effect, if you will. Finding o ut what motivates both the patient and I lets us both prosper from a visit to come see me... they get to do what they want to to do, and I do too!


Vibration plate tryouts.

So this week I broke down and bought a vibration plate for the office.   It's something I've  been mulling over for a while, and I rather dismissed them as 'hokey".   However, after doing neck stretches on them in a standing position, I was amazed at: 1. how tiring it was to stand on the plates, and 2. how much more effective the stretches were while on the vibration plates.  I suspect it's this way, as there is a small dynamic thrust after each lifting motion, and results in a far more active stretch of the soft tissue.   I also love how the mere act of standing on a dynamic plate forces so much more input to the brain, as well.

I'm looking forward to hearing what patients' responses are to the use of the plate, and see how much better they get!


For all chiropractors... did you know that your xray equipment needs some yearly maintenance? I didn't.

So I've got a Del Universal xray machine, I bought it new in 2004.  It's actually called the Chiro model, it's got a gantry system that helps it to perfectly maintain the alignment of the tube and bucky. ..  Okay, already too much information there.  So, anyway, the high voltage transformer part of the system, "the Box" I lke to call it, had somme issues, and I had to call out the techh to work on it.

One of the forst things he did was to unscrew the cathode and anode points on the tube, and pulled out what I can only describe as a dildo-shaped contact, covered in clear grease.  only, mine wasn't.  The grease was dried up and the tip of the contact was slightly browning a sign of arcing in the electrode, which he told me was "not good".  He opened up both sides and showed me, and it looked bad on both.   The tech mentioned he uses a very particular dielectric grease, from Dow Corning.  Now, a quick Google search shows there aren't many dielectric greases from Dow Corning, so I'm going to add this link with the disclaimmer that it migh not be the right stuff.

 Dow Corning Xray lube

 

So if it's not the right stuff, get it.  He said this should be changed every year, at "both ends of the wire"   yes, there are the same wires that go into your box, and they need to be pulled out and lubed.  It'll save your machine from arcing, and you having to buy an new thousands of dollars xray unit.   You are welcome.


Spectrum FB Profile Award

Yet another service award for DCC!

So we won the Best of Seattle in the Chiropractor category for 2017!~ Thought we'd share. Our new award!


diliopsoasstretch

Finally! Our 3D stretching of the iliopsoas muscle is live! Woot Woot!

https://youtu.be/kKQ2RmWGwrI This is the first video that Dr. Carr has tried to embed on this site... so the link will work, but the embed code isn't in yet... stay tuned!


fence ambulance in the valley

The Ambulance Down in the Valley

The Ambulance Down in the Valley Joseph Malins (1895)

This is a great poem for chiropractors!

‘Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,
Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant;
But over its terrible edge there had slipped
A duke and full many a peasant.
So the people said something would have to be done,
But their projects did not at all tally;
Some said, "Put a fence ’round the edge of the cliff,"
Some, "An ambulance down in the valley."

But the cry for the ambulance carried the day,
For it spread through the neighboring city;
A fence may be useful or not, it is true,
But each heart became full of pity
For those who slipped over the dangerous cliff;
And the dwellers in highway and alley
Gave pounds and gave pence, not to put up a fence,
But an ambulance down in the valley.

"For the cliff is all right, if you’re careful," they said,
"And, if folks even slip and are dropping,
It isn’t the slipping that hurts them so much
As the shock down below when they’re stopping."
So day after day, as these mishaps occurred,
Quick forth would those rescuers sally
To pick up the victims who fell off the cliff,
With their ambulance down in the valley.

Then an old sage remarked: "It’s a marvel to me
That people give far more attention
To repairing results than to stopping the cause,
When they’d much better aim at prevention.
Let us stop at its source all this mischief," cried he,
"Come, neighbors and friends, let us rally;
If the cliff we will fence, we might almost dispense
With the ambulance down in the valley."

"Oh he’s a fanatic," the others rejoined,
"Dispense with the ambulance? Never!
He’d dispense with all charities, too, if he could;
No! No! We’ll support them forever.
Aren’t we picking up folks just as fast as they fall?
And shall this man dictate to us? Shall he?
Why should people of sense stop to put up a fence,
While the ambulance works in the valley?"

But the sensible few, who are practical too,
Will not bear with such nonsense much longer;
They believe that prevention is better than cure,
And their party will soon be the stronger.
Encourage them then, with your purse, voice, and pen,
And while other philanthropists dally,
They will scorn all pretense, and put up a stout fence
On the cliff that hangs over the valley.

Better guide well the young than reclaim them when old,
For the voice of true wisdom is calling.
"To rescue the fallen is good, but ’tis best
To prevent other people from falling."
Better close up the source of temptation and crime
Than deliver from dungeon or galley;
Better put a strong fence ’round the top of the cliff
Than an ambulance down in the valley.