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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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Please note that it is absolutely mandatory to read my disclaimer before viewing the pages on this website, and never act on any of the information you glean from these pages without first discussing it with your primary health care provider.

The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Furthermore, none of the opinions expressed by Dr. Gillard on this website or during his coaching sessions are those of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

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.

My Philosophy

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 29 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.

In Closing

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)

Best,

Dr. Douglas M Gillard, BS, DC

 

Headline News
Last Up-Date: 8-14-16

Dr. Gillard to present his second continuing education seminar for ASH

On January 14, 2016, Dr. Gillard completed a two hour continuing education seminar for American Specialty Health on the topic of "The Diagnosis and Management of Common Lumbar Spine Disorders, in San Diego, CA.

The presentation was also podcast live to states throughout the United States.

By ASH request, he will continue the lecture on the same topic for 4 an additional hours on January 26, 2017, at ASH headquarters in San Diego, California.

Again, this presentation in its entirety will be streamed live (you can call in and ask questions) to half a dozen states throughout the country.

As last time, Dr. Gillard will present some of his most difficult cases, as well as cases you are likely to run into in everyday practice.

Please contact ASH– San Diego, if you're interested in attending.

Dr. Gillard Becomes an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences

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 Pathology, lecture and labs; and, my favorite class, Lumbar Spine Differential Diagnosis II.

I'm also greatly honored by the appointment of Coordinator of Radiology for Palmer West

Dr. Gillard Publishes YouTube Videos

By popular demand, I have published a 30 minute YouTube video on the basics of Lumbar Disc Herniation..

As a service to my Coaching Clients, I have created three videos to help prepare them for a scheduled Coaching Session with me.


For my students, please visit my YouTube Page to view my videos on Gross Anatomy I & II; Lumbar Differential Diagnosis II; Spinal Anatomy & Palpation; Dermatology; Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology; and Cervical Evaluation & Diagnosis

Dr. Gillard's Popular Coaching Service Has a Record Year!

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!

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Dr. Gillard Becomes a Published Lead Author in an International Medical Journal

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)

Dr. Gillard Becomes Published in the Number One Spine Journal in the World

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)

Dr. Gillard Launches The Lumbar Stenosis Page

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)