Ep. 50 Curved Backs & Straight Talk With Chiropractors

In This Episode

As with supplements, the medical field has a love/hate relationship with chiropractics. 

To explain the details and benefits of it, Neal is joined by Dr. David Rosenblum and Dr. Eugenie Tartell on today’s episode.

They discuss what chiropractics actually treats, and what to expect during an appointment.

The doctors also talk about the two schools of thought on technique, the importance of vetting your practitioner’s credentials, and how chiropractic compares to physical and occupational therapy.

Finally, we learn how supplements figure in and how to find the right chiropractor for you.

Topics Discussed

  • Being a licensed or registered practitioner
  • Being aware of practitioners who are not credentialed, licensed, or registered
  • The semantics of what services are offered under licensing in NYS
  • The two schools of thought on techniques
  • Schooling
  • Innate intelligence as it pertains to chiropractic
  • Why choose chiropractic instead of PT, OT, etc
  • The purpose of chiropractic – pain relief
  • What goes on during an appointment
  • When supplements are utilized
  • Finding a good practitioner

All About David Rosenblum

Introduced to chiropractic after a disabling motorcycle accident at the age of 18, Dr. Rosenblum knows the benefits of chiropractic care firsthand.

Holding a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of the State of New York, Dr. Rosenblum received his doctorate degree (graduating Summa Cum Laude with special honors in research) from Western States Chiropractic College in 1984. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member of the Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science.

Dr. Rosenblum has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician on the Woodstock Volunteer Ambulance, and completed the clinical component of his EMT training at the Morrisania Hospital trauma center in New York City.

He was the founder and president of Sport Tech Fitness Laboratories, a technology company devoted to the testing and development of physical fitness in the health care setting. He has taught nationally for the National Safety Council and as a guest instructor at the Russell Sage College, Dept. of Physical Therapy. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Rosenblum educates and counsels his patients about wellness concepts, nutrition, lifestyle changes, stress management and the importance of exercise.

All About Eugenie Tartell

Dr. Genie Tartell is a licensed chiropractor and registered nurse who has been practicing for over 30 years in New York City and Kingston, New York. She is the author of Get Fit in Bed: Tone your Body & Calm Your Mind from the Comfort of Your Bed.  She provides care for the entire family in her home office in Kingston, NY.


Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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