“Ends in ‘-ubluxation'” and other chiro-vocab adventures

I despise the word “subluxation”.

And this time, I’m not even ducking.

Throw all the stones you want – it still has to be said: we shouldn’t use “subluxation” to describe Chiro-Enemy No. 1 (the ol’ “bone out of place”).

In fact, we really can’t use it and remain legitimate.

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Disclaimer…

[Insert monosyllabic mildly-cynical laugh here]

Before I wade too much further into this pool (ocean?) I should probably throw this out there…

DCs don’t typically become DCs without possessing a thick(er-than-most) skin.  This is an unfortunate necessity, but I think it ultimately benefits us.  Part of our unique acquired skillset includes the ability to let roll off practically any hair-brained comment from pretty much anyone…including our own brethren.

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Unknown waters

[Comes to, stands up, looks around…]

OK.  I think I like it here.  Time will tell.  And I’m at least superficially anonymous (you’ll have to dig a little to find out who I really am), so I think I can talk freely.  After all, I’m a safe distance (in terms of both time and geography) away from my alma mater and my degree and licensing eligibility no longer hang in the imbalance.

I’m a DC.  That stands for Doctor of Chiropractic, which DOES mean that yes, I’m a real doctor.  More often, though our headspace often gets caught somewhere between kneejerk business owner and used car salesman.

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