The office supply that will reduce your pain

Poking my cat with a paperclip. To decrease pain. There is this neurological concept called Two Point Discrimination. It refers to being able to distinguish if the sensation you feel is coming from one point poking your skin, or if it’s two  points that feel like one. Here I am practicing Two Point Discrimination with [...]

Chiropractors and Cocktails

  Wednesday April 12th  from 7 to 10  at Chiropractic First 1609 Chicago Ave, Evanston   Please join us for an informal event open to all chiropractors Celebrate our community and each other! We so rarely get a chance to know the other chiropractors in our area. Please join me on the 12th to get to [...]

Election Stress in Your Body

  Election stress hit people hard this week. It showed up as neck and shoulder pain, and hip and knee pain. In almost all cases, people worried about the election were only energetically present in the upper half of their bodies. They were taking high and shallow breaths and were disengaged with their body below [...]

On International Women’s Day

“We turn their problems into a crime.” -Dr Beth Richie at International Women’s Day “It’s my knee that is the culprit.” -patient at Chiropractic First As I listened to Dr. Richie speak, I was struck by how much the American response to race, gender and criminal justice mirrors our response to pain, disease and health [...]

See More Clearly

  Which one of the squares in the video above looks darker? A or B? Your brain uses past information it has about shadows and light to make this decision. It sees that B is in the shadow of the green cylinder. It combines that with historical information about your experience of shadows. And concludes that A is [...]

Injuries Do Not Cause Pain

  A few weeks ago I woke up in enough pain that it challenged one of my longest and deepest held beliefs about healing, chiropractic and how my body works.  I had recently started rock climbing.  I was using my upper body and working harder than I had ever worked before. My shoulder was throbbing. [...]