CF 104: Year Two Big Hits Wrap Up For The Chiropractic Forward Podcast
This is chiropractic forward podcast episode #104.
BAM, kowapow!!! We’re going to talk about the most listened to episodes from the previous two years and we’ll talk about why they continue to be so darn popular.
But first, here’s that sweet sweet bumper music
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You have done the electric slide into Episode #104. The two-year anniversary party is engaged. Yaya!! If you know me, doing really anything at all dependably for two straight years every single week is pretty good.
I’m high maintenance people. In some ways anyway. I can’t be bothered with this and sometime that. I don’t seem to have time for some of the simplest tasks. You know how it is.
I don’t go camping either. Nope. I need plumbing. I need central heat and air. And I need a decent bed. None of that camping foolishness unless it’s in a bus of some sort. Then……prolly. Otherwise, I’m too high maintenance and I’m not ashamed. I’m good with hanging out by a rocky mountain river for a bit. Maybe even hiking in the forest a bit. But then, back to the hotel. Come on now.
Also, the beach. Am I the only one that can’t lay around on a damn beach all freaking day long? It’s not even remotely possible. It’s insane actually. I’m the kind, I hate sand all up on me everywhere. That’s the worst feeling.
And then, after sitting around and soaking up the beauty for about 30 mintues…..maybe an hour…..it’s time to look around for something else to do. I can’t sit around and drink all day. Not unless I want to be out of commission the next day. Maybe two days. See…..I’m a little high maintenance. But don’t tell anyone. It’s our little secret.
Now if you missed last week’s episode on spinal manipulation’s effect on the brain, on forward head posture and if it’s really related to neck pain, and we talked about how smoking is related to pain throughout the body, make sure you don’t miss that info. It was good stuff and very well-listened to!
On the personal end of things, my Pops is back in the hospital. He had a mini stroke, TIA sort of thing that spooked the folks at the rehab hospital that they sent him over to the big hospital to be sure everything is A-OK.
He’s looking and talking roughly the same as before he spooked everyone so I’m hoping we are back on track. Maybe he was just feeling a little extra on that day. He called his wife and his neighbor at around 2am last night so his brain still has some confusion but he’s doing OK overall. A lot of folks have been in a lot worse shape from strokes. Still not sensory or motor in the left upper and lower extremities. Unfortunately.
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First thing you gotta know is that as I list these off, the link to the specific show will be in the show notes so that you can have quick access to the episodes that sound the most interesting to you.
OK, let’s start with #10 –
Our tenth ranked episode was Episode #68 and was called “British Medical Journal Research, Surgeons Against Back Surgery, and Pediatric Chiropractic Under Attack”
Any time the British Medical Journal is going to come out and say that moderate quality evidence suggests that SMT has effect on short term pain relief and increased function, we’re going to talk about it and we did.
We also talked about Dr. David Hanscom, MD who wrote a book called Back In Control and who is also on the war path against chronic pain and surgery for the wrong candidate. Sounds like a guy I can get on board with right there. He’s well-versed in upregulated, sensitized CNS and I highly recommend his book to any practitioner or chronic pain sufferer.
Number nine all time is actually Episode #9 oddly enough and that was when I had my good friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Hollingsworth of Corpus Christi, TX join me to discuss the Case Against Chiropractic in Texas. Evidently that episode is still riging true for chiropractors because it’s still getting downloaded. The thing is, the Texas Medical Association is still suing us here. This case is still going. The episode aired on February 15 of 2018 so moving in on two years ago and the case is to the point where the TMA has won and we are waiting to see if the TX Supremes will hear the case.
Keep your fingers crossed and go listen if you don’t know what it’s about because whatever happens here in TX can, and probably will, happen anywhere.
It was very recent. Episode #98 and it was called “Big Ideas On Marketing Evidence-Informed Practices.” This episode and it’s part II episode were listened to in big numbers and well-received. Which is exciting. I’ve always seen myself as a marketerpersonally but, primarily for the podcast, a voice of reason, responsibility, honesty, ethics, and yes….of course, research.
But, I’m a marketer as well and how the heck do you market an Evidence-based practice? Well, there’s Jeff Langmaid with the Evidence-based Chiropractor material. There’s Dr. Kevin Christie with The Modern Chiropractic Marketer material. There’s Dr. Christie teaming up with Dr. Bobby Maybee and the Chiropractic Success Academy. And then there’s myself and the Chiropractic Forward Podcast.
That’s it as far as I know. We are the outlets to help you market responsibly and ethically. There are a million other programs but A LOT of them are questionable at minimum. So, I have to say that I was pleased to see that so many found those marketing episodes to have value.
“How To Not Miss A Dissection & De-legitizing Complementary Medicine” This was episode #69. Well this one hit it big because people don’t want to get in trouble!! We are here to help people. Certainly not hurt people. That’s not what we’re built for. I went over a lot of policies I have here in my office that have so far helped me avoid and crazy situtations.
I think every practitioner that is in practice for 21 plus years will have a couple little adverse things here and there like a patient actually getting a little worse in the short term and things like that but, I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid anything scary or serious. I think mostly because I’m very cognizent and aware of the research and do eveyrthing I can to avoid anything scary. Now I’m going to knock on wood and you should go get this episode because there was some real solid, immediate useful information in it.
“National Scope, Chronic vs. High Impact Chronic Pain, Coordinated Care/Medicaid, and DACO to DIANM”
Episode #96 – For this episode, which again was very recent, we were fortunate enough to be joined again….for the second time…by Dr. James Lehman of the University of Bridgeport and a key driver of the DACO/DIANM program and a frequent author of articles in Dynamic Chiropractic.
This one shot right up to the top of our most listened to episodes because Dr. Lehman is a legend first of all and second it’s because he gives some amazing, profitable, and entrepreneurial ideas about the future of coordinated care. He also taught us about the difference between chronic pain and high impact chronic pain.
I’d say the main thing though was his push for a modernized, national scope rather than 50 different scopes of practice in the US. Fascinating stuff from Dr. Lehman in this one. Don’t miss it.
Our fifth most listened to episode was episode #80 with Dr. Anthony Nicholson called “Decoding Chronic Pain” and I’m here to tell you that if anyone can help you decode chronic pain, it’s Anthony Nicholson.
This episode, you get to hear it for free but I’m telling you, it’s a master class in chronic pain. Have you ever wondered about central nervous system sensitization or upregulation? Have you wondered what centralized pain vs. peripheral pain is? And no….I’m not talking about McKenzie protocols.
I have covered a lot of material on chronic pain over the last two years but THIS is typically the source of my information. Dr. Anthony Nicholson si a neuro diplomate as well as an ortho diplomate. He is a genius and when he speaks, you need to be listening. So go listen. Don’t you dare miss that one.
This one was episode #55 and I told you all Dr. James Lehman was a legen y’all. Well here he is for the second time in our top ten most listened to episodes.
This one was called “The Future of Chiropractic, Chirorpactic Specialization, & Chiropractic Integration.” Again, Dr. Lehman shared information that can make the entrepreneurial mind start swooning and swimming. Seriously. Knowledge nuggets raining down like manna from heaven people.
Our third most listened to is Episode #6 done with Dr. Tyce Hergert of Southlake Texas as our guest. The episode was called “Expert Information on Immediate Headache Relief”. Dr. Hergert and I covered several papers on how chiropractic helps knock those dudes out. Tyce is a pretty entertaining individual typically and is most certainly one of the smartest your going to find.
Our second most listened to episode is still probably my favorite personally. It was episode #13 and is called “DEBUNKED: The Odd Myth That Chiropractors Cause Strokes.”
This was a lot of fun for me because it was part brain dump, part entertainment, and part educational.
I said in a recent episode that there are few things in the world more satisfying than being able to slap someone straight across the face metaphorically by saying, “I can get that research paper for you if you like.” Well, this is THAT episode.
I cover literally everything I could think of. From the risks vs. benefits, the research behind SMT for the neck. The research behind SMT for headache. The research AGAINST SMT causing strokes. The issues the medical field should REALLY be worried about when it comes to adverse effects. Man, I covered it all and while I’m aware it’s not very humble of me to say, I just don’t understand how a hater can really go through it and still be convinced chiropractors cause strokes.
I just don’t. I feel like the information is just that thorough. Go listen to episodes #13, #14, and #15 and see what you think by the time you hear it all.
Well looky there, Dr. Tyce Hergert makes two appearances in our top five….not even the top ten….no, the top five. Only the best for Dr. Hergert. Which that’s fine. All those folks down in Southlake Texas think they should only get the best anyway. Lol. It’s jokes I make jokes.
We go way back. Like….to 3rd or 4th grade basically. For real. Grew up in the same neighborhood in Perryton, TX – look it up – we were in Parker Chiropractic College at the same time and we’ve been serving in the Texas Chiropractic Association together for years. He’s actually an ex-President of the TCA so definitely worth listening to.
This particular episode was called New Guides For Low Back Pain That Medical Doctors Are Ignoring.
Surprise surprise, they’re STILL ignoring guides set forth by their own damn organizations and associations.
We talked about Section 2706 of Obamacare. We covered a lot of ground and people have responded by making Episode 11 our #1 listened to episode of the first 2 years of the Chiropractic Forward Podcast.
It’s been fun and we’re still rocking and rolling and whatnot. Don’t you go anywhere. You keep coming back every Thursday for the new episodes.
Keep sharing us on Facebook and Twitter. Keep writing reviews on podcast platforms. Keep stoppign by the shop at chiropracticforward.com and let’s keep seeing where this here train will lead.
I’m hoping it leads to more evidence-informed practitioners comign out of college each and every semester. More and more and more until some of the garbage we see right now becomes the exception rather than the rule.
Together, with your involvement here and with your help, we can make it happen.
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I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can’t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment instead of chemical treatments like pills and shots.
When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us that patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain just to name just a few.
It’s safe and cost-effective. It can decrease surgeries & disability and we normally do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.
And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health of the patient!
Patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment offering the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….
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