WHAT CAUSES SCIATICA?
You would probably not be wasting your time with a Blog Post on SCIATICA if you or someone you love did not have pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or combinations of all of the above in your leg(s). Stay with me for a few minutes and I will help you expand your knowledge-base concerning this all too common problem, what causes it, and how best to manage it.
Low back pain is not only an epidemic here in America, it is the second most common reason that people visit doctors offices. A different study that came out just a few months ago said that low back pain is the number one reason that people miss work worldwide. How are most people dealing with this low back pain? We'll get to that in a moment, but suffice it to say that the standard medical recommendation of drugs and rest is not working out very well for a large segment of the population.
The impact of low back pain and sciatica is enormous in numerous areas; financially, physically, and emotionally. We know that eight years ago, the cost of low back pain was 100 billion dollars. It is dramatically higher now. The UK Express said of Great Britain, which is slightly over one seventh our population, "Around 4.2 million working days were lost by workers aged 50-64 alone. Those aged 25-34 were absent for 1.89 million days due to back pain, while those in the 35-49 bracket missed 3.86million days in the office. The statistics also show a dramatic increase in the number of sick days taken because of the chronic condition - up from 7.7 million lost days in 2013 to 9.96 million in 2014."
We also know that chronic low back pain is a serious enough problem that nearly 50% of those suffering with it have GIVEN UP SEX --- and almost 3/4 have GIVEN UP ALL FORMS OF EXERCISE. In other words, it's destroying people's lives on almost every conceivable level. And any time that you see studies on chronic low back pain, you have to realize that this creature is a double-headed monster that frequently involves Sciatica.
Sciatica is irritation of the Sciatic Nerve that runs down the leg. The spinal nerves exit the spinal cord through small windows between the vertebrae. These windows are called the IVF (Intervertebral Foramen). If for any reason, the window is made smaller or the sciatic nerve is pinched, stretched, or rubbed, an irritation of the nerve takes place. The thing you have to remember is that all the nerves from the lumbar spine (the lowest 5 vertebrae in your back) as well as your sacrum (tailbone) grow together to become one nerve --- the Sciatic Nerve. The Sciatic Nerve is not only the longest nerve in your body (it stretches clear to the toes), but the biggest nerve as well (it is as big around as your thumb up where it originates).
WHAT ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS FOR SCIATICA?
Although there are many reasons people develop Sciatica, some are much more common than others. Sciatica is not in and of itself a diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying cause that requires a diagnosis. My list will try to cover the more common reasons for Sciatica first, leaving the less common (and typically more dangerous) for later in the list. Bear in mind that this list is being presented for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or health problem. On many of these items, I will give you a link to look at. The link will provide far more detailed information than what I present here. For my intents and purposes, I am referring to all leg pain (whether referred or radicular) as "Sciatica". It makes it easier for patients to understand.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE SCIATICA?
This is where the rubber meets the road. What can you do to effectively deal with your Sciatica? You are likely reading this because the drugs, shots, and therapy has not worked for you thus far. Because I am a fix-it-the-simplest-cheapest-way-first kind of guy, I will give you a few things you might want to try on your own --- and prevent you having to resort to riding the MEDICAL MERRY GO ROUND.
Here is a list of treatments that will require a visit to someone with some expertise in the field.
CLOSE TO HOME ---- THE UPPER JACKS
TWO RIVERS: THE JACKS MEETS THE CURRENT (AT LEFT)
Last year we had the worst drought since the early 1950's. Since the first of the year, we have had enough rain to green the fields, fill the ponds, make the ground mushy ------ and make the Jacks Fork flow again. If you are serious about floating, try the upper Jacks (between The Prongs and Alley Springs). The water is crystal clear, and the bluffs are frequent and massive We like to put in close to home (we live about three miles from the river) and just go. Make sure you do it in the spring though ---- otherwise there will not be enough water to carry you through the riffles. Malachi and I will be looking for a good day to break out the kayaks in the next two or three weeks. By the way, the Jacks Fork becomes the CURRENT RIVER at a place called "Two Rivers".
MISSOURI CONSERVATIONALIST: The Missouri Conservationalist's latest cover was of the Jacks Fork River. HERE is link to the story and pictures. HERE is a link to my posts on the Jacks Fork. Great story --- great river!
HUGE NUMBERS OF LUMBAR MRI'S NOT APPROPRIATE
Although I wrote about this problem of MRI OVERUSE a couple of years ago, it bears repeating ---- especially when a brand new study from this month's issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Internal Medicine is rehashing this concept themselves. A recent issue of MedPage Today reviewed this brand new study and had this to say.
Amazingly enough, it was determined that less than 35% of the low back MRI's ordered by family doctors could even be considered "appropriate". Specialists did not fare much better. Only Neurosurgeons had a rate greater than 50%. As crazy as it seems, more than 50% of the low back MRI's ordered by both neurologists and orthopedic surgeons were considered to be "inappropriate". The question is why.
Why does mainstream medicine seem to saying we need to order fewer MRI's for low back pain, even though statistically they are ordering more of them than ever? It is a great question that deserves a truthful answer. There are studies that say much of this is about money. When physicians have a financial interest in the facility where the MRI's are taken, the numbers of MRI's taken seems to explode. But truthfully, most doctors do not have financial interest in the facilities they refer to for imaging (for one thing, it's now illegal in most places). I believe that much of this over-ordering of MRI's has to do with the fact that most doctors ---- particularly "family physicians" as stated above ---- have little understanding of what causes low back pain and how to effectively deal with patients struggling with low back pain.
Case in point is a study on this very subject by a medical doctor ---- Kevin B. Friedman. In the October 1998 issue of the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Dr. Friedman, a Princeton graduate who happens to be considered one of Philadelphia's top Orthopedic Surgeons / Sports Doctors (knees and shoulders), published a study called "The Adequacy of Medical School Education in Musculoskeletal Medicine". Dr. Friedman created a basic (competency) test of musculoskeletal knowledge. He then contacted the chairs of the Orthopedic Department of 157 different American medical schools and had them rate his questions and tell him what they thought a passing score should be. The test was then administered to Orthopedic Residents. The results were frankly shocking.
82% of the medical residents (M.D.'s who had graduated from medical school and were now in their residency) failed the exam. When the test was re-administered four years later, the number had improved by a whopping 4%. When Chiropractic Students (not yet graduated from school) were given the very same test in their final quarter of school, the pass rate was 70%. I find this telling. You should too --- particularly if you are dealing with low back pain or for that matter; any of THESE OTHER PROBLEMS.
On top of the issue of competency, we have to talk for a moment about ASYMPTOMATIC DISC HERNIATIONS. Another of the dirty little secrets of the medical profession are the huge numbers of DISC BULGES in the general population. According to the link at the top of the paragraph, about half of the adult population is walking around with disc bulges that they are completely unaware of because they have no pain. Do you think that this could cause confusion in the medical community --- particularly if they are searching for the cause of your low back pain? Absolutely! This is why a recent study said that 85% of the people with low back pain cannot be definitively diagnosed as to what tissue their pain is originating from (HERE).
And what about PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME? Even though studies have shown it to be the number one reason for Sciatica (leg pain), it is still all but totally ignored by the medical community. Throw all these ingredients together, stir them up, and you have a recipe for lots of unnecessary MRI's ---- the very thing we currently have in our healthcare system.
BELLY FAT AND OSTEOPOROSIS
Fat men tend to carry their excess weight around their waists (the proverbial "spare tire"), while women typically carry extra weight around their hips. Up until a few decades ago, "Central Obesity" was a problem which, while relatively common in men, was relatively rare in women. Unfortunately this is no longer the case, as our entire population has gotten progressively heavier. We all know the consequences. Both men and women with central obesity (BELLY FAT) have been shown to be at greater risk for a wide array of health problems including Heart Disease, DIABETES, FIBROMYALGIA / ADRENAL FATIGUE, as well as many others (HERE). You can now add another health-related problem to the list ----- this one specifically geared at women with large bellies. Osteoporosis.
A brand new study done by Columbia University's Dr. Adi Cohen and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism showed that pre-menopausal women (ages 18 to 48) with the most belly fat had the greatest degree of osteoporotic changes. In fact, women with the greatest amounts of belly fat had almost 1/3 less bone volume (the bones were more porous --- see the photo above) as well as much greater levels (almost double) of brittleness / stiffness, when compared with women with the least amount of belly fat. This is particularly alarming because of the way science has always viewed the relationship between Osteoporosis and OBESITY.
The women that have always been deemed to be the most "at risk" for Osteoporosis were the tiniest and most sedentary. On top of this, Obesity was actually thought of as a preventer of Osteoporosis because carrying extra weight was considered to be "weight bearing" (WEIGHT-BEARING EXERCISE is the number one way to reverse or stop Osteoporosis --- HERE). No longer. If you are an overweight female and your fat is piling up around your belly, it is imperative that you figure out what you'll have to do to get rid of it. My website is a great place to start (HERE).
And believe it or not, Osteoporosis is beginning to look like an INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (the topic of tomorrow's blog post). Many scientists now think that the adverse effects of obesity on bone growth & development are the result of production of inflammatory chemicals by one's visceral adipose tissue (belly fat). This is certainly interesting, considering that Obesity itself is considered to be one of the more common of the hundreds of health problems that are the direct result of Inflammation. More information on Osteoporosis can be found HERE.
LATEST STUDY ON BENEFITS OF MANIPULATION FOR LOW BACK PAIN
Although BJ PALMER is considered to be the "Developer of Chiropractic", ANDREW TAYLOR STILL (left) is still known as the "Father of Osteopathy". Unfortunately, most of our modern osteopaths have little in common with Dr. Still, and a lot in common with the medical community who is largely controlled and run by Big Pharma. We will discuss this issue in a moment. Right now I'd like to talk about the latest in a long line of studies on the benefits of Spinal Manipulation.
According to a recent study done by Dr. John Licciardone of Fort Worth's Osteopathic Research Center, those with chronic low back pain (as opposed to acute low back pain) showed 30% more improvement than placebo during an 8 week course of care (six treatments). On top of this, the patients who were treated with manipulation were much more likely to show improvements of 50% or more. The study was published in the March / April edition of Annals of Family Medicine. The study's conclusions? "Thus, low back pain reductions with treatment [osteopathic manipulations] were statistically significant and clinically relevant". The thing to remember is that many similar studies have shown the "sham manipulations" that comprise the placebo are actually themselves therapeutic on some level. Thus, there is a chance that this 30% statistic might be even better than shown.
I find it interesting that despite that fact that people did significantly better with the Osteopathic Manipulations, the manipulations themselves were quite non-specific in this particular study. In other words, the clinicians were not making specific adjustments in response to clinical findings such as x-ray, or palpitory misalignment. The term "manipulations" in this study meant anything from, "stretching, kneading, isometric muscle activation, and thrusts".
I love to see these types of studies, but here is the thing. Over the past generation, we have seen NUMEROUS STUDIES on the effectiveness and cost efficacy of Chiropractic Care -vs- traditional medical care ---- the "drugs & surgery first" approach. The problem with this particular study is that the vast majority (at least 95%) of the therapeutic manipulation being done in America is done by chiropractors. Although D.O.'s used to do much of the Spinal Manipulation, it is becoming a lost art among their profession (D.O.'s are the same as M.D.'s now). Below are a couple of examples of this. Notice how quickly use of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is decreasing. The studies were done by the same people at the same university, four years apart, with the latest study coming a dozen years ago. I can assure you that the rate of OMT has declined further in that time --- much further.
Listen; I am not picking on DO's here. The most conservative-minded doctor in our region is a DO. But the fact remains that it is Chiropractors and not Osteopaths who do the vast majority of the manipulations in this country. There is good reason for this. For one, we have much more training in this area. And let's fact it; do you want to trust your spine to someone who does manipulation maybe a couple times a week, or someone who has made it one of the cornerstones of their practice? For more information on Chiropractic, please visit THIS PAGE.
For more information on the way that Chiropractic Adjustments work in synchronicity with our TISSUE REMODELING TREATMENTS, please start HERE. I might also suggest that you take just a few minutes to read about the incredibly fascinating century-old study where a medical doctor validated the Chiropractic profession scientifically; THE WINSOR AUTOPSIES.
SUGARY DRINKS ARE A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM
Harvard School of Public Health's Gitanjali Singh (PhD) recently published the results of 2010's Global Burden of Diseases Study. We are already aware of soda's link to OBESITY, but his team's conclusions concerning SODA POP and other sugary drinks and death? Nearly 200,000 people are dying worldwide (25,000 of the deaths occurring here in the United States) ---- mostly from heart disease, DIABETES, and CANCER --- as a direct result of the sugar they are consuming from "Sugary Drinks". My guess is that his estimation is too low --- maybe way too low. The results were reported earlier this week at the American Heart Association's (AHA) Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
While the AHA recommends a maximum of 450 calories a week from sugary drinks, much of the world is following America's lead and going beyond that ---- far beyond that. In fact, I saw a recent study touting the fact that the number one source of calories for American teens was soda (HERE). Here are some other "Fun Facts" concerning American consumption of soda and other sugary drinks that come from this and other studies.
Interestingly enough, several governmental organizations are telling citizens to cut the sugar by consuming "Diet Soda". With what we now know about Aspartame (NutraSweet), how beneficial can this be? Not only is this stuff bad in every conceivable manner, it actually causes more weight gain than normal soda (HERE) It seems that people are very confused these days. They are SWAPPING SUGAR FOR MORE SUGAR and assuming that juice-like drinks or "Sports Drinks" must be good for them because they made people like Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, and Mia Hamm, what they are today. Get kids hooked, and they're too often HOOKED FOR LIFE.
STUPID PARENTS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO VACCINATE THEIR DAUGHTERS AGAINST HPV
When it comes to vaccinations, parents are getting increasingly stupid. At least this is the thinly veiled message being promoted by that "Happy Threesome" of the medical community, BIG PHARMA, and our GOVERNMENT. In an article published in Monday's issue of MedPage Today (an online resource that puts current studies in your email on a daily basis), we see that, "Parents increasingly say they are worried about the safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and don't intend to vaccinate their teen daughters...... The proportion of parents who replied they were worried about "safety concerns/side effects" increased from 4.5% in 2008 to 16.4% in 2010." Furthermore, when questioned by their doctors, almost 44% of parents said they were not going to have their teen daughters vaccinated for HPV, even though this month's issue of Pediatrics says that doctors are increasingly recommending the INOCULATION.
Be warned that the researchers (some who were paid spokespersons for Merck, Novartis, and PFIZER) suggested the "need for interventions beyond clinician recommendation." Despite what they say this means, you'll need to read between the lines to get the full impact of what you are really being told. This is your government, who obviously knows best, gently preparing constituents / parents for what is surely coming ---- forced vaccinations. That's right --- once the government is paying for everyone's healthcare, they have the "right" to tell you how to live out every detail of your life --- including how you will raise your children (HERE). Let's take just a moment to look at possible reasons that nearly half of all parents are declining to have their children vaccinated (chiefly daughters, but boys are also being recommended to get this vaccination as well).
Although the CDC's website lists the reactions to the HPV Vaccination as being minor (fainting, redness at the injection site, dizziness, headache), is this really the case? The first thing we must understand is that numerous studies have shown us that only a tiny percentage of doctors ever report to VAERS (Vaccination Adverse Events Reporting System) in the first place, and the ones that do only report a small fraction of the time (somewhere between 10% to 1%, depending on whose research you deem most trustworthy). This means that depending on whose research you believe to be most accurate, at least 90% to 99% of the Adverse Events (side effects) to vaccines --- including the HPV Vaccine ---- are ever reported. Secondly, since when can you trust our government concerning anything? And thirdly, even though it continues to be denied at almost every level, why aren't more people looking into the link between vaccines and EXPLODING RATES OF AUTISM?
BIGGER PROBLEMS WITH THE HPV VACCINE?
This will be in Part II ---- to be published in the next couple of weeks. If you can't wait until then, just do your own research by following some of the links above. By the way, they are now vaccinating boys against HPV as well.
COMMON SENSE PREVAILS AS FAIRVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT GOES LIVE WITH THEIR CONCEALED CARRY PROGRAM
PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCEALED CARRY
Although I try not to be too political on this blog (the vast majority of the posts are health-related), I feel that this particular issue is bears discussion. It is not the first time I have written about it. Not long after the Sandy Hook Massacre took place, I suggested that highly trained teachers should be able to "Carry Concealed" while on the job. In it I brought up what I considered (and still consider) to be valid points.
One of my good friends is Aaron Sydow, the principal at Fairview School in West Plains, Missouri. I recently found out that Fairview School (right here in Howell County) has become the first public school in the state of Missouri to allow their trained employees to "Carry" while at work. Below is the press release that was sent to area newspapers by the company that trained them --- Shield Solutions, LLC. I told Aaron to be ready because everyone from Geraldo to Oprah is going to want a piece of this story. You are reading it here first. I salute all of you who made this happen, from the school board, to those who took the grueling course, to those who trained them. My hat is off to all of you!
For more information please contact Dan Wehmer of Shield Solutions at 417-331-2521.
WEST PLAINS, MISSOURI — Several employees of the Fairview R-XI School District, a K-8 public-school district in rural West Plains, graduated Friday, March 15, from the 40-hour School Employee Firearms Training Program administered by Shield Solutions LLC of West Plains. Each of the district's employees, whose identity remains confidential under the federal Safe Schools Act, now are able to carry concealed firearms while on the job for the protection of the school's students, certified and non-certified staff. In their capacity of protecting the children of the Fairview R-XI School District, the aforementioned school employees become Shield Solutions employees, with their actions in this vital task covered by the company's liability insurance.
The training of the Fairview employees was done by Shield Solutions' four-person team of Don Crowley, Fred Long, Jason Long and Rob Pilkington. Jason Long and Pilkington are longtime employees of the Howell County Sheriff's Department, Crowley is the police chief at Winona, while Fred Long is retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and is a longtime officer for the Howell County Sheriff's Department. All four are U.S. military veterans. Each holds a vast array of certifications for firearms' training on the regional, state and even national levels.
Prior to their training, the trainees underwent comprehensive background and drug testing, as well
as a psychological examination. Annually, to retain to ability to carry concealed firearms at the school, the employees must complete a 16-hour training course and must qualify with their firearms on a bi-annual basis, with all training and testing administered by the Shield Solutions training staff.
For many educators and school boards, there is a growing fear of how to react if an armed intruder enters their school campus. Many schools teach the long-taught "lockdown" method of reaction to such an event, which was the same tactic used by the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, when an armed intruder killed 20 children and six teachers. That method, as well as many others employed by public schools, is aimed at limiting casualties and deaths. There is no provision for eliminating a single loss of life. That's what the School Employee Firearms Training program addresses ... protecting children should an armed intruder enter their school campus, intent on harming defenseless students and teachers.
Funding for the training and the implementation of school policies to allow for the carrying of concealed firearms by trained Fairview R-XI School District employees was approved in a unanimous 7-0 vote by the district's school board in February.
AUTISM RATES ARE NOW 1 IN 50
I have written extensively on AUTISM. In fact, just a few weeks ago I published a massive post on AUTISM AND GUT HEALTH. When I started practice in 1991, the rates being touted for Autism were in the 1 in 1,000 range. Back in 2007, they had exploded to 1 in 86. But according to the latest hot-off-the-press research, the autism rate currently stands at 1 in 50. In other words, one in every fifty Americans under the age of 18 (2%) has Autism. The numbers are insane.
Doctors such as the CDC's Stephen Blumberg continue to make excuses for the skyrocketing rates by saying things like, "The reason for the rise is not known, and cannot be determined from the report. But the findings suggest that doctors and other healthcare professionals are getting better at identifying and diagnosing mild forms of autism." But we know that this is simply not true. Listen to what an expert in the field says about this common excuse.
Michael Rosanoff, associate director of Public Health Research & Scientific Review at Autism Speaks says that more rigorous studies are needed to determine the true rate of autism. His guess? Autism rates are higher than ever suspected ---- higher still than they are being right now (HERE).
It is now 2013. There are no more valid excuses not to know better. If you are not familiar with the evidence showing AUTISM'S LINK TO CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS, you need to educate yourself. Yeah; I get it. It is tough. Your parents, grandparents, in-laws, teachers, principal, pastor, friends, (_______________ insert your person of choice here) all think you are nuts for even thinking about forgoing your child's shots. I have been there and understand. The only way you can effectively do this is to not only educate yourself on the issue, but be able to articulate it as well. Where do you start? My site, of course! Check out the previous links, and then GO HERE. Even if you ultimately decide to have your child inoculated, make an educated decision based on your own research on the matter. Not something your doctor or the government told you.
HOW DOES YOUR DOCTOR CHOOSE WHICH MEDICATION(S) TO PRESCRIBE?
Trust Drives Business. The reason for the study's focus on trust is that brands associated with high levels of trust are more likely to be endorsed, recommended, and prescribed by physicians. And when it comes to driving trust, emotional connection, relationships with sales representatives, and perceptions of the pharmaceutical company or companies backing the product can be just as influential factors as the attributes of the product itself.
"Our research clearly demonstrates that trust is about much more than efficacy alone. The importance of the emotional component is further borne out by the consistency with which the study's trust leaders are shown to distinguish themselves on emotional measures in addition to functional ones."
The "trust-us" advertising flyers that the drug reps put in physician's hands on a daily basis are geared toward creating an emotional response. And the drug reps themselves? They're not flunkies. They are salespeople who have received extensive training in the art of marketing, selling, and SCHMOOZING. Although you may not like hearing how your doctor chose the drugs he / she prescribed you, just realize that it probably had nothing to do with any research they did for themselves. There is simply not enough hours in the day --- and way to many drugs to even try to keep up with it all. So doctors trust the flyers and the drug reps. And you trust your doctors. And it's all reinforced by the commercials you see on TV and read in Woman's Day or AARP. It kind of reminds me of a study that I saw about 20 years ago that I refer to as the Dove Soap Study.
The study itself had nothing whatsoever to do with Dove Soap, but if you have ever seen a bar of Dove, it is advertised as being 99 44/100 pure. The research I saw said that once a doctor graduates from medical school, about 99.44% of what they learn about drugs for the rest of their careers comes as the direct result of what they were given or told by a drug rep. Although the internet has, by its very nature, lowered this number, the current research still tells us that doctors are choosing your drugs based mostly on emotion. This all begs the question of whether or not we can we trust Big Pharma? Suuuuuuurrrrre we can. We can trust them to lie, cheat, and work the system to their advantage (see first link in post). How big is this problem here in America?
Just one short month ago, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) felt it necessary to publish an article called Restoring Confidence in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The stated purpose of the article was, "to help restore credibility and trust in their sponsored research". Why would the Medical Community feel a need to come to the rescue of Big Pharma? Think about it for a moment. Take away the drugs, and what does the medical community have to offer you? Surgery? Yay. Dietary Recommendations? I DON'T THINK SO. Scary isn't it?
Listen up folks; with billions of dollars at stake for each and every major player in the Pharmaceutical Industry, there is not a prayer in the world you are going to see this situation improve. I have shown you repeatedly that blatant lying, misrepresenting research, and conflict-of-interest are now the norm. And the multi-billion dollar fines now being handed out because of this behavior? They are simply the price of doing business. Here are a few excerpts, cherry-picked from the JAMA article.
Lack of trust in the pharmaceutical industry threatens the future of biomedical research.... We have had discussions with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry about concerns they have regarding the erosion of trust in their companies. We also have had discussions with academic leaders and leading scientists about ways to improve the reputation of pharmaceutical industry research and have participated in initiatives to harmonize reporting by physicians, investigators, and others who have financial relationships with industry and other conflicts of interest. Numerous high-profile reports involving some of the world's largest and previously most well-respected companies have detailed serious concerns about manipulation and misrepresentation of data from industry-sponsored research.... Voluntarily limiting direct-to-consumer advertising until postmarketing studies are completed would send an important signal that pharmaceutical companies are prioritizing patient safety.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).
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