Welcome to ChiroGeek.com, a pop-up and ad-free site created and managed by Dr. Douglas M. Gillard, DC, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Published Spine Researcher
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The purpose of this website, which has been be written in easy-to-understand language, is to teach the layperson, healthcare profession students, and healthcare professionals about the common causes of chronic back and leg pain, as well as the available treatment options.
Because I am a professional spine researcher (recently employed by the prestigious Steadman Philippon Research Institute), a published orthopedic spine research author (my recent publications), an Associate Professor of Clinical sciences, and a licensed chiropractor with over 25 years' of experience, as well as the unfortunate victim of a botched microdiscectomy which left me with a significant permanent disability, I felt compelled to create a website based upon science and the results of quality research studies as published in top-tier peer-review medical journals.
In other words, I'm not just some idiot spitting out unsupported statements on these pages. This stuff is my life, and I take great pride in putting logic, science, and research results behind my writing as demonstrated by the numerous references that I have painstakingly placed within these pages. I guess you could say that I am sort of the "Mr. Spock" of spine-related on-line medical journalism.
I believe such responsible medical journalism should be the gold standard of all healthcare website; however, that is not norm, for there are truly a lot of misleading healthcare websites out there, so be very careful of what you read and always make sure that the author of the page is using scientific references (footnotes) to back up what he or she is saying.
I hope you enjoy this website and hope you conquer your pain in the very near future. Please feel free to e-mail me any short questions that you may have, which I will try to answer in a timely manner.
In my ongoing attempts to modernize the site, I'm currently working on a few YouTube videos as well as a blog, so stayed tuned!
On January 12, 2015, I will start my second quarter at Palmer College of Chiropractic as a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences!
I greatly enjoyed teaching gross anatomy and cervical pathology / diagnosis to these enthusiastic young future doctors of chiropractic last quarter and am honored by this appointment to full-time status.
By popular demand, I have published a 30 minute YouTube video on the basics of Lumbar Disc Herniation..
I am happy to report that I have coached over 150 clients from around the world in 2014, which is a record. (Read What My Clients Are Saying)
I greatly appreciate the faith and confidence the Internet community has in my ability to help guide them through the turbulent waters of chronic spine pain.
Thank you so very much for your business!
Dr. Gillard, who is the 1st author on this one, gets another paper accepted for publication in a top-notch medical journal named International Orthopaedics. (Read more)
After months of refining his manuscript, Dr. Gillard receives acceptance for publication from the world's leading spine research journal, SPINE, for a rare study on the topic of discogenic low back pain. (Read more)
After months of preparation, the lumbar spinal stenosis page, has been launched. Because of the aging population, stenosis and it's crippling side effects are on the rise and expected to affect more than 63.9 million people over the next 10 years. (read more)