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There seems to be no end to theconditions that respond to chiropractic care - physical as well aspsychological conditions.
That is because chiropractic does not"treat" a particular condition. Chiropractic care "treats" or more accurately,"corrects" a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy functionknown as the subluxation.
No matter what condition you or aloved one may have, you and they will always function better when free fromsubluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correctsubluxations. Enjoy this month's cases and see more next month.
Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. This study revieweddata from 81 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients,most of whom recalled having a trauma in the past before getting theirdiagnosis. The time between the traumatic event and getting the disease variedfrom two months to 30 years!
Overa five year period the author examined and cared for these patients. Of the 81,78 recalled that they had experienced at least one head or neck trauma prior tothe onset of their disease:
- 39 patients had been hurt in auto accidents;
- 29 had been hurt in sporting accidents (i.e. skiing, horseback riding, cycling and football)
- 16 had been hurt in falls on icy sidewalks or down stairs
Uppercervical (neck) subluxations were found in all 81 cases and all received uppercervical (upper neck) chiropractic care for correction of their vertebralsubluxations.
Theresults were as follows: 40 of the 44 (91%) MS patients and 34 of the 37 (92%)PD patients showed symptomatic improvement and no further disease progressionwhile they were under care. (4)
Asthma in an 18-month-old. An 18-month-old babybegan experiencing asthmatic symptoms at age 9 months. His history includedhaving been rushed to the hospital emergency room 4 times for episodes of acuterespiratory distress. He suffered from constant wheezing and cough and was not respondingwell to pharmacological (prescription) interventions.
Theboy was seen six times over a 7-month period for correction of vertebralsubluxations. He received adjustments to his cervical spine (neck) during hisvisits. By 9 weeks of care he was not experiencing constant wheezing or having anybreathing difficulty at all.
Inaddition, analysis revealed that his vertebral subluxations had been reduced. (5)
GERD(gastroesophageal reflux disease) in a 10-month-old. The mother of a10-month-old boy brought her son in for chiropractic care. The child wasdiagnosed by his medical doctor as suffering with gastroesophageal refluxdisease (GERD). The boy's symptoms included interrupted sleep, difficultyfeeding, poor appetite, repeated bouts of diarrhea, stomach distension,excessive intestinal gas and poor weight gain.
Medicaltreatment consisted of over-the-counter antacids, followed by Nexium, andfinally Zantac. All were unsuccessful.
Overa seven-week period the child received thirteen chiropractic adjustments. Thechild began to experience immediate improvements throughout care, with completeresolution of GERD and return to normal weight.(6)
CHIROPRACTIC FOR HEALTH!
Whiplash is an all-too-common consequence for the more than one million rear-end collisions that take place in the United States every year. Although the classic symptoms of whiplash (headache, dizziness, neck, shoulder, jaw and/or arm pain) may subside after a few weeks of appropraite care, it's estimated that nearly one in four cases will become chronic, resulting in long-term discomfort and disability.
Chiropractic may offer the best opportunity for relief from the pain of whiplash, according to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine. Ninety-three patients with chronic whiplash symptoms were divided into three groups based upon the nature and severity of their symptoms. All 93 patients received an average of 19.3 chiropractic adjustments over the study period (about four months).
Results showed that two of the three groups (patients with neck pain, restricted neck range of motion and/or neurological symptoms) improved under chiropractic care, with 85.5% reporting "some benefit," 33.5% improving by two symptom grades, and 31% being relived of all symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash, make an appointment with a doctor of chiropractic. As the authors of this study conclude, when it comes to treating whiplash, "chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment."
Khan S, Cook J, Gargan M, et al. Asymptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp22-25.
For more information on whiplash, to go http://www.chiroweb.com/find/tellmeabout/whiplash.html
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Question: My children don't have back pain. Why should I bring them in for chiropractic care?
Answer: The idea that chiropractic is a limited therapy for back (and other) pain is a common misunderstanding. Chiropractors are really nervous system doctors. Chiropractors work primarily on the spine (back) because that's a common place where the nervous system can get impinged, stressed or irritated.
Because the nervous system controls the body, if any nerves are impinged, stressed or irritated the entire body may suffer. That's why you'll see clinical studies of children with a wide variety of conditions responding to chiropractic care.
Why do people with head tics (jerking); constipation; leg pain; tremors; ADD; sleeping problems; vision problems; concentration problems; digestive disorders; kidney problems; back, neck and head problems and many other conditions find their conditions resolve or greatly improve after a chiropractic adjustment?
Because chiropractic permits your nervous system to function better and when your nervous system functions better your entire body works better. Your body is the world's best doctor - when it's working better it's healing better - no matter what the disease.
Coming soon: Stay tuned for periodic office happenings and chiropractic news/links to interesting health articles!
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