As summer begins to come to an end, my practice has seen a significant increase in patient visits.  Now, some of this may be that the weather is finally decent or that people want to get things taken care of before the school year starts....

Whatever the reason, it's been great to see such a variety of different cases come through my door.

That old saying, "Variety is the spice of life." holds true for me this week.  Due to HIPAA laws and patient confidentiality, I cannot give away too much information on each case.  A simple list of some of the diagnoses I have seen this week does not send-up any red flags, so we should be fine.  By the way, these are not the true medical diagnoses, I am giving you the more common/everyday phrases.

The reason I am sharing this list with you is to demonstrate the wide array of conditions I can ( and do) evaluate and treat (in just the past 5 days).  So here goes....

-patellofemoral syndrome
-rotator cuff tear
-post-surgical total hip replacement
-severe scoliosis
-spinal canal stenosis
-wrist arthritis
-lumbar spine disc bulge
-post-surgical discectomy

Why did I feel the need to share this?  Good question.  What I would really like to do (in case you have not figured this out yet) is to RE-DEFINE the chiropractic profession.  

Yes, this is a very lofty and difficult goal.  BUT it is something that I believe needs to be done.  Now, if you are a patient of mine, you already know that visits in my office are significantly different (and longer) than what most people are accustomed to in a typical chiropractic clinic.  (Feel free to share this post with someone that may not be a patient of mine.)

Re-Defining something like chiropractic care that has been around for years is no simple task, I get that.  However, we must start somewhere.  And I am choosing to start right in my office, by performing healthcare in my specialty as it should be performed.  I am not saying that everything I do is the best way to do it, but we must challenge the status quo and progress the profession.  

This blog post came on a whim...I literally looked at my schedule and thought "Wow, that's a lot of different conditions that I've been able to help."  So next time you think that a chiropractor can only help with spinal disorders, low back pain or headaches...

Think again...maybe you just are not talking to the right healthcare professional.

Continue to follow, read, comment, share throughout my future blog posts.

Be blessed!
-Anatomy Geek



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    Erik Korzen DC is a chiropractic physician and educator.  He is passionate about re-defining the chiropractic profession and is somewhat of an "Anatomy Geek".


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