Welcome to ChiroGeek.com, a pop-up and ad-free site created and managed by Dr. Douglas M. Gillard, BS, DC, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Published Spine Researcher
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The purpose of this website, which has been written in an easy-to-understand language, is to educate the layperson, healthcare profession student, and healthcare professional about the common causes of chronic back and leg pain, as well as the available treatment options for these conditions.
Because I consider myself a professional spine researcher (recently employed by the prestigious Steadman Philippon Research Institute), a published 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 recent 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 behind my writing as demonstrated by the numerous references that I have painstakingly placed within these pages. I like to think of myself as the "Mr. Spock" of spine-related on-line medical journalism.
I believe such responsible evidence-based medical journalism (i.e., supporting what you say by foot-noting quality medical research) should be the gold standard of which all healthcare websites and YouTube videos should adhere to. However, that is definitely not the case, for there are truly a lot of misleading healthcare websites and videos out there peddling all sorts of garbage, so please be very careful of what you read! Always make sure that the author of the page or video is using scientific references (footnotes) to back up what he or she is saying and never act and anything without running it by your primary health care provider.
I hope you enjoy this ad-free website and conquer your pain in the very near future.
Please feel free to e-mail me any short question that you may have, and I will try to answer it in a timely manner.
And finally, let's not forget that I do offer a very popular "Coaching Service" in which you and I will go over your images together (via GoToMeeting) and then formulate a plan of action based on my knowledge, experience, and the current medical literature, which I have full access to. (Learn more)
On January 12, 2015, I started my second quarter at Palmer College of Chiropractic as a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences! I have also been appointed as the Coordinator of Radiology.
My current duties include teaching Gross Anatomy I & II labs; Cervical Orthopedic and Neurologics; Dermatology; Cardiovascular & Pulmonary evaluation & disease; and, my favorite class, Lumbar Spine Differential Diagnosis II.
I'm also greatly honored by the appointment as the new Radiology Coordinator
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 and will continue this service indefinitely.
Thank you so very much for your confidence and 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)