Why do Chiropractors take X-rays?

Why do you take X-rays

Many of my patients and perspective patients ask why I take x-rays?

In a two part answer:

#1 – we need to see exactly how the vertebra is misplaced, so we can correct the position in a very specific manner.

#2 – patients walk into chiropractors offices daily that need help after a minor incident, wether it was yesterday, 10 days ago, or 3 years ago. This patient had fallen wrong on his trampoline and had neck pain for 9 days (not all that intense). Please look at the x-rays and let me know if he’s glad the chiropractor wanted to be very conservative, specific with the correction, and take the patients safety seriously.

Upon further inspection, this patient is withing 2-3mm of a broken neck and being completely paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Medical intervention was needed. If the chiropractor had given into the patient that said “Just Crack It, Doc”, then the outcome would have been catastrophic.

Conservative Chiropractic Care in Richmond Hill Ga is the way to go. Don’t settle for “Just Crack It”.

Thank you,
Dr. Trace Palmer

Palmer Chiropractic of Richmond Hill GA
11400 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


The Flu shots and safety

The Flu season is fast approaching and it’s time for us, the parents in Richmond Hill, Georgia to join in the discussions about the flu and the flu vaccines. Various media outlets have expressed opinions and statistics, I’m going to do my best to lay out my research of the articles and let the discussions begin.

Part I – Read thru the attached links –

Influenza H1N1 vaccine safety:

Poland rejects H1N1 vaccines altogether

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article80029.ece “The prime minister described Poland as a country with the rare “courage” to refuse a vaccine that he believes has not undergone sufficient testing. “We are making this decision only in the interest of the Polish patient and the taxpayer,” Mr. Tusk insisted in December. “We will not take part because it’s not honest and it’s not safe for the patient.”

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia halted the use of certain Flu vaccines on children.




CDC clears the Flu shots as safe:


Part II next week – Analysis from 3 different countries on 2009 H1N1 vaccines.

City Council Heats Up over City Center

City Center vs Richmond Hill Restaurants

Everything was very calm and quiet at City Hall on Tuesday until the management group that runs the City Center proposed having a $18 Sunday Brunch and Friday night tapas & drinks for $9 plus cash bar.

City Center Proposal

Richmond Hill  restaurants parried with the reason the City Center was built, to bring out of town people to Richmond Hill to spend money in our hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Restaurant Owners Parry

General questions that need to be answered:

How does a Sunday Brunch appeal to Savannah’s populus?

Or does the $18 brunch target after church crowd from Richmond Hill?

Why did the tax payers build the City Center?

Is the City Center management group focusing on bringing out of county business to Richmond Hill businesses?

Is there a public list of the vendors used to plan, decorate, and facilitate functions? are Richmond Hill businesses given priority?

As a recent new comer to Richmond Hill, I’m perplexed by the building, the concept, and the City Center’s management style that was demonstrated tonight. When you have direct conflict with multiple businesses that make up the tax base that fund the very building that is occupied by the management company, something has to change.

When you drive by City Hall on Tuesday Night and the parking lot is full, you know there’s going to be fireworks tonight.

Hope to see ya next time, Dr. Trace

Richmond Hill Fishing Tournament for Kids

Bass Masters of Bryan County

Richmond Hill Fishing Tournament for Kids – Bass Masters of Bryan County

Hats off to the Bass Masters of Bryan County and their fishing tournament for our kids at J.F. Gregory Park. Anglers of all ages from 1 to 15 took out their rods and reels to land some fish. Bass Masters had prestocked the pond with some fish and even a few “red tagged” fish worth prize money for the 131 kids that participated in the tournament.

My girly girl and her mom

When I told my 7 yr old daughter that a red tag fish was worth 30 weeks of allowance, baiting her hook with chicken livers was no problem for my girly girl. Of course she had to wash and sanitize her hands afterwards, but she was out to land a “Moby Dick” fish with a red tag.

Most fish that were caught were on the smaller size, but a few crafty souls landed some biggies. Here is the Diesman Family and their monster.

Diesman Family and the Catch

Occasionally someone landed a turtle or two and which were caught and released. One of the kids hooked a 20 inch wide sea monster or better known as a Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox) . This female turtle (males don’t get this big) took more than 10 minutes to get close enough to net so she could be unhooked and released.

Florida Softshell – Female

Amongst the 131 kids that participated, both boys and girls earned trophies for their finesse of a cricket on a hook or odoriferous chicken livers on the bottom of the pond. Prizes for the largest fish and the top 3 weight totals were given to each group.

4-7 Age Group Winner

8-11 Age Group Winners


The Bass Masters of Bryan County topped off the day by giving each of the 131 kids a new fishing pole, a Zebco 202 or Zebco 33. The kids were giddy over their new treasures and just to see the smiles on their faces was priceless.

Prizes for Everyone

Hope to see you all there next year,

Trace Palmer