Welcome to ChiroGeek.com, a pop-up and ad-free site created and managed by Douglas M. Gillard, DC, Spine Researcher.
Note: the pages on ChiroGeek.Com are best viewed with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
The purpose of this website, which has been be written in easy-to-understand language, is to teach the layperson and healthcare professional 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) and a licensed chiropractor with over 25 years' of experience in treating chronic pain conditions of the spine, 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!
By popular demand, I have published a 30 minute YouTube video on the basics of Lumbar Disc Herniation..
Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a research paper but just don't have the time to get it published?
Do you have an important speaking engagement approaching, but just don't have the time to create a polished lecture and PowerPoint?
Do you have old societly meeting abstracts / posters collecting dust, for you don't have time to transform them into a publishible manuscript?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then I am the cost-efficient solution to your problem(s).
After two years of accepting a greatly reduced number of clients, Dr. Gillard has opened up his "coaching service" to a full schedule once again. (Read More)
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)