Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

June 13, 2018

The GPS of “Gut Instinct”

“Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the location in great detail, down to the cross streets, the décor, and the table where they sat. A new USC study in Nature Communications gives a possible explanation for food’s prominence in memory.”


January 18, 2008

Montel Gets A Chiropractic Adjustment

Filed under: Chiropractic — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 1:31 am


Another great photo from home by cousin Bonnie!!


When I started this blog I had all kinds of ideas about what would go in it. So much for that: I haven’t really been able to keep up with all the things that I “should” get around to doing.

Meanwhile worthy stuff comes at me faster than I can get it integrated. Here is a link to a YouTube video about the result Montel got from getting his neck adjusted. 

I know the story partly highlights the “specially designed” adjusting instrument and the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjusting Technique, but in the end he got a C1 (Atlas) correction, and the chiropractic doctor was wise enough to leave other stuff alone.

Atlas Orthogonal is one of several Upper Cervical Techniques which evolved out of the earlier Upper Cervical Technique which was the mainstay of Palmer Chiropractic College training through several decades from the 1930s through the 1950s.

For the first 6 years of my career I also practiced a strickly Upper Cervical style of practice: it’s very powerful. Now, I often say to patient that their head is on crooked, or that I’m going to put their head on straight. Watch the video to get an idea what I’m talking about.

Wonderful as Montel’s results have been it would be a mistake for the chiropractic doctor or anyone else to make the same mistake that D. D. Palmer – the guy who discovered chiropractic – made. His first adjustment given to a deaf janitor named Harvey Lillard  allowed Harvey to regain his hearing. Dr. Palmer, understandably for the times, thought that he had  found the cure for hearing loss.

Not so.When word got out and deaf people started showing up for the cure, they found that it wasn’t deafness that Dr. Palmer had corrected: it was a complex vertebral dysfunction, characterized most notably by joint motion restriction, that resulted (in Harvey’s particular case) in hearing loss. It took Dr. Palmer a little while to figure that out.


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