Chiropractic Case Studies in High Blood Pressure and Poor Posture

Researching Chiropractic

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

High blood pressure, pain and loss of smell after auto accidents. chiropractic case studies

A 58-year-old woman developed high blood pressure as well as right shoulder, right shoulder blade and mid-back pain after a car accident a month before her visit. The case history revealed that she also had lost her sense of smell (anosmia) nine years earlier, after a previous auto accident.

She was under chiropractic care for six months during which time she had 84 visits. Her sense of smell returned after five months of chiropractic care. In addition, she reported a significant decrease in pain from her original chief complaint of right shoulder, right scapular and mid-back pain since her previous auto accident. (1)

Poor posture in an 85-year-old man. chiropractic care helps with poor posture

An 85-year-old male patient presented to a chiropractic office with a chief complaint of difficulty walking and poor posture. He had difficulty in standing up from a chair with no arms, and was also unsteady on his feet. The patient was receiving medical care from various physicians for pre-existing health problems.


Various chiropractic techniques were used to analyze and correct subluxations found in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Over the course of chiropractic care the patient was able to get up from a chair with ease and had noticeable improvements in posture, gait, balance and coordination. He was able to decrease his prescription medication usage. (6)


  1. Carney CL, MacCarthy M, Girdis DC. Resolution of post-traumatic anosmia following Network Spinal Analysis care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 27, 2017:8-14.
  2. Hartenburg M, Denton A. Resolution of seizures & improvement in quality of life in a 22-year-old female with epilepsy following upper cervical chiropractic care. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. February 23, 2017:8-11.
  3. Moseson N. Improved gait, balance and coordination in an 85-year-old male undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 9, 2017:1-4.

Is it Really a Medical Breakthrough?

Every week media headlines tell us about another “medical breakthrough” whether it be for cancer, autism, depression, Alzheimer’s, obesity, glaucoma, the common cold or hangnails.

But then a funny thing happens – we don’t hear about it anymore. Our lives go on and so do the diseases. What happened?

Fake Newsmedical breakthrough or fake news

It turns out that most of the “breakthroughs” are fake news (to coin a phrase). Why? Because it sells. Who doesn’t hope that they (whoever they are) will finally cure (fill in the blank)? And we read all about it.

Following up on medical breakthroughs

Recently researchers did something the media doesn’t often do – they did follow-ups of the so-called cures. They were found to be just so much hot air. They couldn’t be replicated by other scientists.

In an interview, lead author Dumas-Mallet’s advises: “When a study is an initial study, even if it’s very exciting and amazing … it still needs to be confirmed.”

Remember Ronald Reagan’s famous dictum, “Trust, but verify.”





  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 10 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 8 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas (Burrito size)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • Toppings: Green onions, chopped, Fresh cilantro, chopped, Diced avocado


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the spinach leaves and cook until they are wilted and shrinks down. Stir in the lime juice, cilantro, green chiles, cumin, and chile powder. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. To assemble, spread about 1/2 can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Fill each tortilla with about 1/3 cup of the spinach mixture. In a medium bowl, combine both kinds of shredded cheese. Sprinkle cheese over spinach mixture, about 3 tablespoons per enchilada. Roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish. When all enchiladas have been rolled and placed in the pan, top with the other 1/2 can of enchilada sauce and about 1/2 of the other can. We had some sauce leftover. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top of enchiladas. Bake 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
  3. Garnish enchiladas with green onion, cilantro, and avocado, if desired. Serve warm.

Note-these enchiladas freeze well. Cool completely, without toppings, and place in a tupperware container. Reheat individual servings in the microwave when ready to eat! You can also freeze an entire pan and reheat in the oven!

Baseball and Chiropractic

It’s baseball time! Chiropractic care can improve your baseball game

And what better way to improve a team’s performance than chiropractic care!

Minnesota Twins Baseball and Chiropractic

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has seen the chiropractic light. Gibson described the problem by saying, “There were a couple starts where I didn’t sit down in between innings because if I sat down, my hips just got tight.”

The Twins relief pitcher, Trevor May, also suffered back problems. At first, he saw the chiropractor occasionally, with limited results, but after getting more regular adjustments, his condition greatly improved. “My hips were really, really out of line. Seeing a chiropractor consistently has helped me make sure I’m getting readjusted and staying in line as much as possible.”

Florida Marlins Baseball and Chiropractic

The Florida Marlins pitchers Adam Conley, Jarred Cosart and Wei-Yin Chen also receive chiropractic care to improve their game. Chen, who signed an $80-million-dollar contract with the Marlins commented how chiropractic helps him by saying that he “…noticed a huge difference in recovery time between pitching days.”

Improve Your Game Today!chiropractic care improves baseball

Chiropractic care brings balance, strength and coordination by correcting subluxations and removing or reducing interference. With greater balance and nerve communication athletes under chiropractic care can perform at their highest level. (3)

Chiro Q&A: Why stay subluxation-free?

Questions and Answers About ChiropracticChiro q and a

Why stay subluxation-free?

The chiropractic profession that was founded by Dr. DD Palmer in 1895 is based on the fact that internal structural distortions called subluxations can cause serious health problems.

Subluxations stress your nervous system and interfere with communication among your organs, glands, muscles and other body parts – including your brain and your immune system.

Subluxations can be caused by any trauma:

  • difficult birth
  • falls
  • accidents
  • emotional upset
  • chemical toxicity
  • overwork
  • a combination of the above factors

 How can chiropractic care improve health?

The answers depend on whom you ask.

For example, a woman now free of monthly pain may say, “Chiropractic is for menstrual problems.”

A pregnant woman may say, “Chiropractic is for a comfortable pregnancy.”

A mother whose child was helped may say, “Chiropractic is for ear infections (or fevers or asthma or colic).”

A teacher may say, “Chiropractic is for dyslexia, vision and learning disorders.”

Another person may say “Chiropractic is for headaches,” while still others may declare chiropractic is for back aches, hearing problems, disc problems, arthritis, high or low blood pressure or a host of other problems.

Chiropractic Care can Enhance Health

Others use chiropractic as a way to maximize sports performance, improve overall health, and enhance balance, strength and fitness.

In addition to all of the above, chiropractic can help everyone live a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.

Subluxations are epidemic in our society; most people have subluxations and don’t know it. For that reason, everyone needs periodic chiropractic checkups.

Schedule yours today! 517.627.4547



COURTESY OF RECIPERUNNERmexican lentils black beans and rice


  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup each uncooked long grain brown rice and green lentils rinsed
  • 2-3 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder (optional
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup defrosted frozen corn
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese, I used sharp cheddar and part skim mozzarella
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a large pot or saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. When the pot is heated spray with cooking oil and add in the onion and garlic.
  3. Sauté for a couple minutes then add in the brown rice and lentils.
  4. Add in the vegetable stock, stir and bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low.
  6. Simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until lentils and rice are tender.
  7. If there is any excess liquid drain it.
  8. Season the rice and lentils with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and chipotle powder.
  9. Add in all of the remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup of the cheese and stir together.
  10. Heat the mixture until the cheese is melted.
  11. Top with the remaining cheese and cover with a lid.
  12. Heat on low until the cheese is melted and the mixture is bubbly.

Traditional Eating: Raw Milk

raw milkRaw milk that is not pasteurized or homogenized and is from grass-fed pastured cows is one of nature’s perfect foods.

Raw milk is good for you because it contains many components that kill pathogens and strengthen the immune system. These components are largely inactivated by the heat of pasteurization and ultra-pasteurization.

Raw milk stimulates the immune system, builds a healthy gut wall, prevents absorption of pathogens and toxins in the gut and ensures assimilation of all the nutrients.

More Information.

Chiropractic – Many Levels of Healing

Chiropractic care can help your body function in many chiropractic can jump start your healthways.

Chiropractic can help promote detoxification, relaxation, emotional healing and a deeper connection to oneself and others.

Chiropractic care helps people become more physically balanced. This often increases their energy and permits them to relax – both physically and emotionally.

The mental/emotional benefits of chiropractic have been noticed since chiropractic’s inception. Correcting subluxations was noticed to improve mental function and relieve depression.


One of the most powerful phenomenon of healing is retracing, – where old pains, diseases or trauma come “to the surface” to be released. Retracing is one of the signs of complete healing and even though it may be (temporarily) uncomfortable, it leaves in its wake a stronger, healthier, happier person.

Start (or jump start) your healing journey with chiropractic to begin a healthier all-around lifestyle. Let your chiropractor be your healthy lifestyle coach.

Give us a call and start your journey now!

Warning – Step Away from That Computer!

Computer Stretches for the Overworked!

  • Yes, it’s the posture police. Well, don’t worry, we won’t arrest you; this is something to do for yourself.
  • If you’ve been reading this at your computer (or even a hand-held device), step away from that computer keyboard or device and straighten up.
  • Give yourself a rejuvenating office stretch. Here’s how you do it: stand facing the corner of a room, raise your hands to shoulder height and place your elbows, forearms and hands against each wall. Now lean inward and hold the stretch to flex your chest and back muscles. Hold for 15 seconds.
  • Now don’t you feel better?

computer stretches

Spring: the most dramatic time of the year

spring fermIt’s Happening (again) …

Nights are getting a wee bit shorter every night; days are getting a wee bit longer every day – it’s the most dramatic time of the year.

The earth is preparing to bring forth expansion after constriction, awakening after sleep, life after death.

Spring is a rebirth

Spring is a reminder that nothing lasts – not the dark, cold nights of winter nor the sultry nights of summer. What lasts? An endless cycle of life expressing itself over and over.

Nature gives us yet another chance to be all we can be.