September 2011
September 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.Every major company that works in the service industry has some sort of a marketing plan.  Hospitals have one.  Pharmaceutical companies have one.  Nursing homes have one.  When it comes to the subject of marketing plans, wouldn’t it be nice...Read More >>
Yellow Pages
Agents and Governor  Accuse, D.C., M.D. of Running a Pill MillAgents and Governor Accuse, D.C., M.D. of Running a...TAC Staff DAYTONA BEACH -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, assisted by the FBI, seized records today from a clinic in North Ridgewood Avenue and others in South Florida linked to a doctor under fire for the way he prescribes medications,...Read More >>
Chiropractor Charged with Fraud and Tax-EvasionChiropractor Charged with Fraud and Tax-EvasionTAC Staff PITTSBURGH -- Federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed fraud and tax-evasion charges against a Westmoreland County chiropractor operating two clinics in West Virginia. Joseph Yurigan, 60, of New Alexandria, operates clinics in Weirton and Wheeling. Prosecutors allege Mr. Yurigan made money...Read More >>
Sacral and Coccygeal FracturesSacral and Coccygeal FracturesTerry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R., Chad J. Maola, D.C. and Alicia M. Yochum, RN, BSN, Senior Intern at Logan College of ChiropracticCASE HISTORY This young male patient fell off a horse and landed on his buttocks. SACRAL FRACTURES Sacral fractures usually occur as the result of a fall upon the buttocks, direct trauma or in association with pelvic fractures.  Isolated fractures...Read More >>
Palmer College of Chiropractic Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Back Pain Care at Clinics in All Three of its Campus CommunitiesPalmer College of Chiropractic Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality...TAC StaffThe National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Washington, D.C., announced in June that the Palmer College of Chiropractic outpatient clinics in Port Orange and South Daytona, Florida, have received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) for providing...Read More >>
Chiropractic Charity to Field Team in 2012 LA MarathonChiropractic Charity to Field Team in 2012 LA MarathonTAC StaffRunners encouraged to Register for inaugural Team NPCO! Los Angeles, California (August 3, 2011) -   The 2012 Honda LA Marathon will feature its' first Chiropractic running team by NPCO. Non-Profit Chiropractic Organization (NPCO) is excited to announce its' participation in...Read More >>
NYCC’s Frank J. Nicchi Earns NYSCA’s Highest Award at Homecoming CeremonyNYCC’s Frank J. Nicchi Earns NYSCA’s Highest Award at Homecoming...TAC StaffSeneca Falls:  New York State Chiropractic Association past-president Dr. Mariangela Penna presented NYCC President Dr. Frank J. Nicchi with the association’s highest honor, the Ernest G. Napolitano Award, during the College’s Homecoming weekend attended by more than 430 alumni, students...Read More >>
Research Review
Improvement of Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery with Vitamin D Repletion: A Case SeriesImprovement of Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery with...Dan Murphy, D.C.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine January–February 2009; Vol. 22; No. 1; pp. 69 –74 Gerry Schwalfenberg, MD; from the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada.   KEY POINTS FROM THIS CASE SERIES: 1)  This article reviews...Read More >>
Book Review
DC Bookshelf: “Chiropractic Riches”DC Bookshelf: “Chiropractic Riches”Dr. Matt Hammett and Dr. Trish HammettThis volume is an in-depth exploration of how chiropractic leaders have applied Napoleon Hill’s “think and grow rich” philosophy to their practices, their careers, and their lives. Drs. Matt and Trish Hammett sought out and interviewed the individuals they considered...Read More >>

Special Feature
Diversify: Portfolios and Financial Classes of Practices Are a lot Alike - The mix practice formula for 2011-2012Diversify: Portfolios and Financial Classes of Practices Are a lot...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.  Every financial manager will tell you that in order to hedge inflation, a volatile stock market and to meet expectations without jeopardizing your principle capital, diversify. Some recommend more stocks, while others more bonds, yet others urge you to invest...Read More >>
Why Advertise?Why Advertise?William SalazarAs an advertising agency we are always approached with a common question amongst DC Medical practices…”I’ve been in business for so long, why should I advertise?”  We always answer their question with a question…”Have you ever heard of an international...Read More >>
The Amazing Chiropractor Series: Interview with Dr. Chris CarrawayThe Amazing Chiropractor Series: Interview with Dr. Chris CarrawayTAC StaffDr. Carraway graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1985 and recently celebrated his 25th year of practice along with his wife of 30 years, Diana, by his side as his office manager. After ten years of practice he began the...Read More >>
How to Earn $2000 more a week with Public SpeakingHow to Earn $2000 more a week with Public SpeakingDavid Singer, D.C.We all recognize the importance of good patient adjusting skills, but if there was one skill that could fill your practice with high quality new patients it would be public speaking.  I believe anyone can double their practice and earn...Read More >>
“It’s Not Just About Google Anymore”“It’s Not Just About Google Anymore”Chris Plueger  These days it seems like every business wants to be #1 on Google! Being at the top of Google, along with other search engines like Bing or Yahoo is definitely an important part of competing with other businesses and directing...Read More >>
Marketing is a Frame of MindMarketing is a Frame of MindEric Kaplan D.C.We all have dreams... some grand... some small. Please take a moment to dream a bit... to imagine the life of your dreams. One day I will go... One day I want to... One day I will stop... One day...Read More >>
Practice Management
The Economy, The Boll Weevil, and Your Unexpected ProsperityThe Economy, The Boll Weevil, and Your Unexpected ProsperityTom Owen III  Talk to just about anyone, in any profession these days, and a similar theme weaves itself throughout the conversation; our nation’s poor economy has left few untouched. Many chiropractors have certainly felt the sting of this unfortunate downturn. We’ve had...Read More >>
Finding a Great AssociateshipFinding a Great AssociateshipPeter G. Fernandez, D.C.  In my previous articles, I described the types of associateships that are, and are not, successful.  Now that you know the type of associateship you should look for—here’s how to find that “needle-in-a-haystack associateship from Heaven.” A potential associate should...Read More >>
Can You Explain Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness?Can You Explain Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness?Kirk Lee, D.C.The most common complaint of beginning any exercise program is the soreness or general stiffness the next day that may last one or several days. It may leave and then return when you feel that you have done very little...Read More >>
Case Study
Post Disc Herniation Surgery Rehab: A Case Study Using Trigenics® Applied Functional Neurology®Post Disc Herniation Surgery Rehab: A Case Study Using Trigenics®...Ted L. Forcum, DC, DACBSP, FICC, CSCS, RTPHistory in Chief Complaint Patient DH entered our office with a 45-year history of lower back pain.   2 Years prior, the patient travelled to Germany and underwent a lumbar spine operation, whereby he had artificial disks surgically implanted at...Read More >>
Alternative Therapies
Long Term Cryo-Therapy (LTCT) for Spinal Pain Control! Why Should LTCT Even Be Necessary?Long Term Cryo-Therapy (LTCT) for Spinal Pain Control! Why Should...John W. Fiore, D.C.It’s an open secret that word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied patients are the primary source of new patients for most physicians. In many instances, patients refer others with similar conditions to their own.  And far and away the number one...Read More >>
Food Factors and Athletic PerformanceFood Factors and Athletic PerformanceRoger D. DeutschWant to improve athletic performance?  Find your personalized eating plan. Avoid the foods you do not tolerate.  FOOD INTOLERANCE IS A RAPIDLY INCREASING PROBLEM THAT DIFFERS FROM FOOD “ALLERGY” IN THAT SYMPTOMS ARE USUALLY CHRONIC AND DELAYED, PERHAPS BY SEVERAL...Read More >>
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