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Researching Chiropractic: PVCs, GER, & Migraines

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.

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)

Two women complaining of PVC and other symptoms began chiropractic care. PVCs are extra heartbeats that begin in the heart’s two lower pumping chambers (ventricles) disrupting heart rhythm. It is sometimes felt as a fluttering or a skipped beat.

The first patient was a 26-year-old woman suffering with daily headaches, TMJ, neck pain, midback pain, bilateral wrist pain, shortness of breath with rib pain, irregular heartbeats, lower back pain, hip and knee pain. These complaints had been present for approximately two years.

The other woman was 72-years-old. She was told her PVCs would never stop because they had followed a stroke. Other symptoms included 6 months of pain in the left ring finger that interrupted her sleep. In addition, she also had complaints of knee pain, neck pain, headaches and lower back pain. 

Each woman was assessed for vertebral subluxations using various chiropractic procedures. Vertebral subluxations were found in their cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal regions.

Chiropractic care was individualized for each patient; they were adjusted for their subluxations. No other therapies or modalities were employed. Each showed complete resolution of the PVCs and complete resolution of or great improvement in their other symptoms. (1)

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) GER

A six-month-old girl was suffering from GER since birth. Milk, soy and bananas worsened her GER while a hypoallergenic formula helped decrease the frequency of the GER attacks. 

She received chiropractic adjustments for her subluxations. Her care plan consisted of two times per week for four weeks and then one time per week for six weeks. She responded to care with complete resolution of her GER and associated symptoms. (2) 

Migraine, neck and lower back pain.migraines

A 23-year-old woman had been suffering from ten years of chronic migraines, neck pain and low back pain. She was given prescription medications (i.e., fluoxetine, Synthroid® and fioricet) that were ineffective. After 10 weeks of continued chiropractic care, she reported that all her presenting complaints of chronic migraines, neck pain and low back pain had completely resolved and all medication was discontinued. (3) 


  1. Hoying M. Resolution of premature ventricular contractions after undergoing chiropractic care: a case series. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 24, 2019:83-89.
  2. Egan A, Alcantara J. Resolution of gastroesophageal reflux in an infant following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. May 27, 2019:46-54.
  3. Richerson A, Varnum C., Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic migraines & neck pain in a 23-year-old female following chiropractic care for vertebral subluxations: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. July 1, 2019:90-103.

BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACKPACK SAFETY

Backpacks come in all sizes, colors, fabrics, and shapes and help kids of all ages express their own personal sense of style. And when used properly, they’re incredibly handy.

When worn correctly, the weight in a backpack is evenly distributed across the body, and shoulder and neck injuries are less common than if someone carried a briefcase or purse.

As practical as backpacks are, though, they can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or are used incorrectly.

backpacks

Problems Backpacks Can Pose

It is recommended that kids carry no more than 10% to 15% of their body weight in their packs. But many carry a lot more than that. When a heavy backpack is incorrectly placed on the shoulders, the weight’s force can pull a child backward. To compensate, the child might bend forward at the hips or arch the back. This can make the spine compress unnaturally, leading to shoulder, neck, and back pain.

Kids who wear their backpacks over just one shoulder — as many do, because they think it looks better or just feels easier — may end up leaning to one side to offset the extra weight. They might develop lower and upper back pain and strain their shoulders and neck.

backbacks

Finding a Safe Backpack

Look for the following to choose the right backpack:

  • a lightweight pack: get one that doesn’t add a lot of weight to your child’s load; for example, leather packs look cool, but they weigh more than canvas backpacks
  • two wide, padded shoulder straps: straps that are too narrow can dig into shoulders
  • a padded back: it not only provides increased comfort, but also protects kids from being poked by sharp objects or edges (pencils, rulers, notebooks, etc.) inside the pack
  • a waist belt: this helps to distribute the weight more evenly across the body
  • multiple compartments: to help distribute the weight throughout the pack

backpacks

Using Backpacks Wisely

To help kids prevent injury when using a backpack:

  • Lighten the load. No matter how well-designed the backpack, less weight is always better. Use the bathroom scale to check that a pack isn’t over 10% to 15% of your child’s body weight (for example, the backpack of a child who weighs 80 pounds shouldn’t weigh more than 8 to 12 pounds).
  • Use and pick up the backpack properly. Make sure kids use both shoulder straps. Also tighten the straps enough for the backpack to fit closely to the body. The pack should rest evenly in the middle of the back and not sag down to the buttocks.

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What Kids Can Do

A lot of the responsibility for packing lightly — and safely — rests with kids:

  • Encourage kids to use their locker or desk often throughout the day instead of carrying the entire day’s worth of books in the backpack.
  • Make sure kids don’t tote unnecessary items — laptops, cellphones, and video games can add extra pounds to a pack.
  • Encourage kids to bring home only the books needed for homework or studying each night.
  • Picking up the backpack the right way can help kids avoid back injuries. As with any heavy weight, they should bend at the knees and grab the pack with both hands when lifting a backpack to the shoulders.
  • Use all of the backpack’s compartments, putting heavier items, such as textbooks, closest to the center of the back.

What You Can Do

Involving other parents and your child’s school in solving students’ backpack burdens might help to lessen kids’ loads. Some ways the school can get involved include:

  • giving students more time between classes to use lockers
  • using paperback books
  • adding school education programs about safe backpack use
  • putting some curriculum on the school’s website, when possible

 

Researching Chiropractic: ADHD, Meniere’s Disease, Pins-and-needles

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.

If you know anyone suffering from any of the following conditions, please share this article with them and encourage them to give us a call. We can help. 517.627.4547

A child with headaches, autism, ADHD and OCD11 boy

An 11-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and headaches affecting his school attendance and sleep was brought in for chiropractic care. 

A chiropractic analysis showed that he had subluxations in his left hip, sacrum, occiput (back of the skull) and neck and mid back vertebral subluxations (C1, C2 and T8).

The boy’s subluxations and structural distortions were addressed. His headache symptoms improved as did his behavioral problems and his quality of life. (1) 

Meniere’s Disease55 man

A 55-year-old man had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. He was experiencing constant dizziness, occasional vertigo (sensation of spinning), earache, ear noise and occasional deafness. His symptoms continued to worsen over eight years.

The patient was evaluated using chiropractic methods and found to have a subluxation in his upper neck (C1 vertebral subluxation).

He had his first chiropractic visit and adjustment and had an immediate improvement. After two weeks his condition completely resolved. (2)

Chronic migraines, pins-and-needles and disability35 man

A 35-year old man with a history of sports injuries presented himself at a chiropractic clinic. His complaints included neck pain and stiffness, pins and needles into his left shoulder, low back pain and difficulty sleeping. The patient had a previous history of chronic headaches and migraines.

Over an eight-week period he received 24 chiropractic adjustments for vertebral subluxation correction. In addition to resolution of his pain, the patient-centered outcome assessments revealed improved physical, social and psychological functioning and decreased disability. There were improvements in cervical curve and reduction of anterior head carriage. (4) 

Pubic pain in a pregnant womanpregnant case study

A 28-year-old who was in her 20th week of pregnancy was suffering from symphysis pubic dysfunction. The pubic bones are in front of the pelvis. She was experiencing pain at the pubic bone region and in both inner thighs for the prior three months. 

She had one previous pregnancy and had experienced mild pubic pain, but with this pregnancy the pain was much worse. 

Her spine and structural system were analyzed using chiropractic procedures. Her upper neck vertebra (C1), coccyx (tail bone) and right inferior pubic bone were found to be subluxated. All were corrected using chiropractic techniques and after three visits her pain abated and she had full mobility. She felt fine during the rest of her pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby boy. After birth (postpartum), she reported greater comfort while walking. (5)


  1. Stone LL, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic headaches, improved sociability, health & physical behavior in a child with autism, ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. June 17, 2019:63-70.
  2. Fraser J. Resolution of symptoms in a patient with Meniere’s disease following upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. May 30, 2019:36-41.
  3. Spriggs M. Resolution of chronic migraines & disability with improved physical, social and psychological functioning following chiropractic care using CBP® protocols: case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 19, 2019:66-78.
  4. Shtulman I, Miller H, Alcantara J. Resolution of symphysis pubic pain & dysfunction following chiropractic care in a pregnant patient: case study & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. April 18, 2019:36-40.

Researching Chiropractic: Rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, VBAC

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.

Rheumatoid arthritis, headaches and neck pain. 

A 59-year-old man suffering from headaches, neck pain, and rheumatoid arthritis began chiropractic care. Over a period of 10½ weeks he received eight chiropractic adjustments. He reported complete resolution of his headaches and neck pain following the first adjustment. In addition, his rheumatoid arthritis symptoms decreased to such an extent that he was able to discontinue his medication. (1)

headache

Post traumatic epilepsy (PTE). 

PTE sufferers have recurrent seizures following an injury to the brain. These injuries are often the result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a brain operation.  A 19-year-old man was diagnosed with post traumatic epilepsy. He had a traumatic brain injury six months prior to coming to a chiropractor’s office.

His vertebral subluxations as revealed by X-ray were corrected. Almost immediately the frequency of his seizures began decreasing and then completely resolved. Additionally, the headaches and dizziness from which he suffered also improved. He remained seizure free in a 10-year follow-up. (2)

epilepsy

Vaginal birth of twins after a cesarean (VBAC). 

A 34-year-old woman 16 weeks pregnant with twin girls began chiropractic care. Her chief complaint was severe left sacroiliac, hip and buttock pain. She had been suffering for 3 weeks. She also mentioned that she wished to have a natural childbirth since having had a pregnancy and cesarean birth two years prior.

Over a period of 19 weeks she received 18 adjustments. Her sacroiliac, hip and buttock pain abated and at 36 weeks’ gestation, she successfully delivered twins via vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). (3)

twin girls


  • 1. Slagel J. Resolution of headaches & neck pain in a 59-year-old male with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. March 14, 2019:19-27.
  • 2. Null SA, Null LA. Resolution of post-traumatic epilepsy, headaches & dizziness following upper cervical chiropractic care in a 19-year-old male: case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. March 4, 2019:11-18.
  • 3. Spear M, Alcantara J. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with twins following chiropractic care: case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. November 5, 2018:145-149.

Can a chiropractor see things that I can’t?

Questions and Answers About Chiropractic

Question: Can a chiropractor see things that I can’t?

Answer: Yes! 

Chiropractors are always “checking people out.” We can’t avoid it because we know what it means and we know we can help!

When you see people walking down the street, do you notice if their shoes are pointed in the same direction or does one stick out or in more than the other? 

feet pointing

Do you notice if their heads are balanced front to back, side to side, on their necks?

head tilt

Do you notice if one hand seems to be a little lower on the body than the other hand?

shoulder

Do you notice if one arm swings a little more than the other?

If the hip swings more on one side than the other when a person walks? If, when lying down, one leg appears shorter than the other?

These, and other seemingly minor differences are common and can be very important. Yet most people don’t notice or appreciate them. But your chiropractor often notices them and sees the tremendous importance in body balance and symmetrical movement.

Now you know why top professional and Olympic athletes visit chiropractors – for better balance, coordination and movement plus more energy and efficiency of motion.

If you notice any of these things in you, or in someone you know, we can help!

517.627.4547

Researching Chiropractic: Non-epileptic seizures, Intention tremor, and Breech babies turn

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.

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A 36-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a non-epileptic seizure disorder called chronic psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) began chiropractic care. She was suffering from tremors, loss of muscle control while staying conscious, dizziness, vertigo and fatigue as well as experiencing 6-10 full body convulsions every day lasting from twenty minutes to one hour!

She had been suffering from PNES for approximately six years. Her medical doctors prescribed drugs and psychotherapy for her conditions but she continued to get worse. In desperation her MD referred her to a chiropractor. 

The chiropractic examination found upper cervical vertebral subluxations with related postural and structural distortions. After her first adjustment she had no symptoms for two days. She had three visits the first week and two per week for the next five months. After five months of chiropractic care she was completely symptom-free. (1) 

Intention tremorbaby hand

A 20-month-old boy was suffering from a shaky right hand. He was diagnosed with intention tremor (kinetic tremor) meaning that the tremor occurs while the arm is moving such as reaching for a toy or food. He also walked with his arms behind his torso and had speech delay.

The child was brought in for chiropractic care and his subluxations were addressed. The parents were told to do cross-crawl at-home exercises as part of the care plan. 

The frequency of his intention tremors significantly decreased and his parents reported a marked improvement in his co-ordination and appetite. Also, his energy levels increased and frequency of colds/infections had improved. His parents noted that he was speaking in three-word sentences. (2)

Breech babies turnbreech baby

Five pregnant women between the ages of 24 and 40 (pregnant 30-36 weeks) began chiropractic care. They all suffered from related pain and had babies in breech presentations.

When sacral subluxations are corrected using chiropractic procedures the pelvic cavity opens, the uterus has less stress and the baby is able to turn into the ideal presentation for delivery.

All the women had their babies in normal vertex positions within 10 adjustments (with 5.8 adjustments being the average). All five women went on to have normal vaginal deliveries. In addition, they had decreased back, pelvic and head pain. (3) 

If you know anyone suffering from any of these 3 situations, please share this article and encourage them to seek chiropractic care. We can help!


  1. Friedman R, Puro S. Resolution of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures following chiropractic care: a case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. February 11, 2019:1-10.
  2. Stone-McCoy P, Pogrelis ZC. Resolution of intention tremor following chiropractic in an infant with vertebral subluxation: a case study and selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. February 25, 2019:11-18.
  3. Mulcahy R, Mayo E. Resolution of breech presentations confirmed by ultrasound following chiropractic care using Webster Technique in five women: a case series. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. March 11, 2019:19-27.

HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC PROMOTE WELLNESS?

Chiropractors know that adjustments are good for your general health. Millions of satisfied patients cannot be wrong. But what do chiropractors know that the rest of us do not?

They know the nervous system is the one system in the body that directly affects every other system. This is because nerves conduct sensorydrawing of spinal column and nerves information from every part of the body and then delivers this information to the brain. Once there, the brain analyzes the information to determine what the body needs to maintain a healthy state. So the health of this system is paramount to the good health of the rest of the body.

Chiropractors recognize that misalignment in the spine can interfere with proper nervous system function. More specifically, chiropractors study the effects of vertebral subluxations – conditions of the spine where alignment and/or movement patterns of the vertebrae are abnormal. When this occurs, imbalances cause irritation and inflammation. In turn this can cause interference with information that is transmitted along nerves and spinal cord. Chiropractors are the only health care professionals specifically trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations.

This is the principal reason why chiropractors should be called wellness doctors. Every time a chiropractor corrects a vertebral subluxation, the positive effects are felt in multiple systems simultaneously.

Where’s the Proof?

proof

For decades, scientific research has focused on the use of chiropractic adjustments for low back pain, neck pain and headaches (1-3) In fact, there is now clear evidence to recommend chiropractors as the go-to professionals for spinal pain syndromes. However, with the rising popularity of wellness- based philosophies focused on non-traditional approaches to health, chiropractors are being asked to justify their role.

The traditional medical model of symptom-based healthcare is rapidly waning. We no longer feel we have to be sick to call upon a health professional for advice. Instead, we are focusing more on the detrimental effects stress has on our bodies, and the therapies that address the mind-body connection are getting much more attention.

In a recent report from the Center for Disease Control, the four most popular forms of alternative and complementary medicine were listed as: natural products, deep breathing, meditation and chiropractic! (4)

People are casting their votes with their healthcare dollars and chiropractors are taking a leadership role in this new wellness model. As a profession whose core philosophy is about the optimization of the brain- body communication network, chiropractic can be viewed as a therapy with an emphasis on whole body health and wellness

Research

Research is catching up to what chiropractors have known for years. In a recent study that reviewed all the available research to date, investigators found that “chiropractic adjustments, often for the purpose of correcting vertebral subluxation, confer measurable health benefits to people regard- less of the presence or absence of symptoms.”(5)

More people are seeking what chiropractic offers: optimization of health and an improved quality of life, with a spine free of vertebral subluxations!

In a multi-nation study involving hundreds of chiropractors and thou-sands of chiropractic patients, researchers sought to measure the incidence of non-musculoskeletal responses to chiropractic therapy. What they found was that a number of patients experienced systemic benefits from their chiropractic treatments whether or not they mentioned any symptoms in these areas at the onset of care. The most common benefits reported in this study were breathing (27%), digestion (26%) and circulation (21%). (6)

In yet another ground-breaking study, chiropractic adjustments were shown to actually decrease blood pressure, one of the leading causes for preventable death in North America (in relation to the incidence of heart-attacks and strokes). The study stood up to medical scrutiny and showed unequivocally that vertebral subluxations – of the upper cervical vertebra in this case – can be detrimental to the health of the individual, and not just a pain in the neck. (7)

From these research results, chiropractors clearly have a greater role in your health and wellness than just treating sore backs. Chiropractic care should be considered an invaluable tool for you to not only help you feel well, but to also help you be well.


 

References and sources:

  1. Dagenais S, Gay RE, Tricco AC, Freeman MD & Mayer JM. NASS Contemporary Concepts in Spine Care: Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain. Spine Journal 2010 (Oct.); 10(10): 918-940.
  2. Bronfort G, Assendelft WJJ, Evans R, Haas M & Bouter L. Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Headache: A Systematic Review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001 (Sept.); 24(7): 457-466
  3. Thiel HW & Bolton JE. Predic- tors For Immediate and Global Responses to Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2008 (Mar.); 31(3): 172-183.
  4. Barnes PM, Bloom B, Nahin R. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007. CDC National Health Statistics Report #12. December 10, 2008.
  5. Hannon SM. Objective Physiologic Changes and Associated Health Benefits of Chiro- practic Adjustments in Asymptom- atic Subjects: A Review of the Literature. J Vertebral Subluxation Research 2004 (Apr.): 1-9.
  6. Leboeuf-Yde C, Pedersen EN, Bryner P, Cosman D, Hayek R, Meeker WC, Shaik J, Terrazas O, Tucker J & Walsh M. Self-reported Nonmusculoskeletal Responses to Chiropractic Intervention: A Multi- nation Survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005 (Jun.); 28(5): 294-302.
  7. Bakris G, Dickholtz M, Meyer PM, Kravitz G, Avery E, Miller M, Brown J, Woodfield C & Bell B. Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Achievement of Arterial Pressure Goal in Hypertensive Patients: A Pilot Study. Journal of Human Hypertension 2007 (May); 21(5):

Researching Chiropractic: Asthma and Concussion

Do you know someone suffering from asthma or a concussion? Chiropractic could help! 

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception and have included papers published in various bio-medical and chiropractic journals.

There seems to be no end to the physical and psychological benefits of chiropractic care.

That is because chiropractic does not “treat” any particular condition. Chiropractic care “treats” or more accurately, “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.

No matter what condition you (or a loved one) may have, you will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month.

Asthma and chiropractic6 year old boy

This case report is of a 6-year-old male presenting with a history of asthma that was diagnosed when the patient was 4 years old. His mother sought chiropractic care to help control and alleviate his symptoms that would worsen depending on the season.

A total of six chiropractic adjustments were rendered to the boy in conjunction with the recommendation of daily probiotic and omega 3 supplementation. The patient no longer needed his daily inhaler dose of Albuterol® after having received his first adjustment and was able to sleep undisturbed through the night without experiencing flare-ups.

Concussion in a 23-year-old femaleheadache

A 23-year-old female presented for chiropractic care five months after a slip and fall that resulted in a concussion. She had vertigo and a history of headaches that were made worse by the concussion. The vertigo occurred immediately following the trauma.

She received upper cervical specific chiropractic care and her symptoms resolved.

Chiropractic, lower back pain and health maintenance care

A comparison was made between chiropractors, medical doctors, and physical therapists for people who suffered from low back pain. The authors concluded: “In work related lower back pain chiropractic health maintenance had less recurrence of disability than patients treated by MDs or PTs.” Also: “Chiropractic patients had fewer surgeries, used fewer opioids (pain killers) and had lower costs.” Interestingly, if a chiropractic patient did have a recurrence it occurred on average 29 days later than those who saw PTs or MDs.”

Overall, chiropractic patients got better sooner than patients of MDs and PTs. “No health maintenance care is generally as good as chiropractic care” and perhaps most revealing is this: “Chiropractors might be preventing some of their patients from receiving procedures of unproven cost utility value or dubious efficacy.”

 

Researching Chiropractic: Bed wetting, Seizures and Dizziness

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.

Bed wetting in 17-year-old teenage boy

A 17-year-old male presented for a chiropractic consultation and possible care with his parents. He was complaining of low back and upper back pain. The patient’s pain complaint was attributed to sports injury from hockey. However, he mentioned that he also suffered from chronic nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) since early childhood. When he would go to sleepover he would have to wear Pull-Ups® but they would soak through during the night. 

Medical care and acupuncture were ineffective for addressing his bed wetting. He was cared for with various types of chiropractic techniques to reduce his vertebral subluxations – especially to C-1 (atlas), T-10 and sacrum.

After his 12th visit, he acknowledged that he did not have any wet nights since starting chiropractic care. He had a total of 24 visits over a four-month period. He was free of all his back pain by the 12th visit. (1)

 

Seizures in a 15-month-old.baby male

A 15-month-old male infant had a traumatic birth including Cesarean section and epidural. At six months of age he had his first seizure. He experienced another one eight months later and began to experience two to three seizures a week, each one lasting one to two minutes.

When the child was 15 months old his parents brought him in for chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments were directed at subluxations of the cranium and all areas of the child’s spine. The child had 17 visits over the period of eight months. The child’s seizures completely resolved. (2)

 

 Dizziness, neck pain and headaches in a 44-year-old woman. 44 woman

A 44-year-old woman with a three-year history of dizziness, neck pain and headaches, which began immediately after a motor vehicle accident, presented for chiropractic care. She was stopped at a red light and struck from behind. She suffered with vertebral subluxations, vertigo, facet syndrome with ligament sprain and tendon strain, as well as headaches. These are common whiplash symptoms. 

Chiropractic care was used where indicated to correct the subluxations that were found. The patient was also advised to do balancing and vision exercises. 

Her symptoms markedly decreased, including the frequency and duration of her vertigo with a significant improvement in balance measurements, in addition to the decrease in severity of her neck pain and headaches. The patient’s frequency of vertigo went from a nightly occurrence, lasting anywhere from five minutes to three hours, to once a week lasting no more than five minutes. (3)


  1. Shtulman I, Miller H, Alcantara J. Resolution of nocturnal enuresis, dysponesis & dysautonomia in a 17-year-old male following chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. December 10, 2018:155-160.
  2. McCauley N. Resolution of chronic seizures in an infant undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. December 27, 2018:161-164.
  3. Coppus JA. Resolution of vertigo, neck pain & headaches following chiropractic care: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. January 10, 2019:1-9.

Colds, Flu and Chiropractic

Chiropractic for the flu and common cold? Absolutely!colds

“But isn’t chiropractic just for backs?” we hear you ask.

Chiropractic is for the entire body. Many people seeing chiropractors for pain find a general improvement in their health that includes fewer and less severe colds, flu and other respiratory problems.

What Causes the Common Cold?

It’s not just germs. For germs to grow in you, you must first be fertile soil. For example, cold viruses were placed on the mucous lining of the nose in test subjects, yet only 12% got a cold. (1)

Obviously, there is more to the cold than germs. For that reason, chiropractic doesn’t “treat” the common cold. It does, however, help awaken your inner healer, your natural resistance – the only “cure.” Natural resistance is the only reason why your cold goes away rather than lasts for weeks, months, years or your entire lifetime!

Chiropractic helps raise your natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference to your proper body function: subluxations, permitting your body’s natural resistance to disease (immunity) to function at greater efficiency.

There are numerous case histories of chronic cold and flu sufferers having less or no colds after chiropractic care. (2-4) If you want protection from colds and flu, see your chiropractor for natural healing and prevention!

here Are Benefits to Getting Colds and Flu

It’s been said that there can be no cure for the common cold because the common cold is the cure. This is nothing new or really unusual. This approach has been known for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the “father” of medicine wrote: “Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination. Symptoms are the natural defenses of the body. We call them diseases, but in fact they are the cure of diseases.” 

Symptoms are defense mechanisms, helping us detoxify and destroy infection. An infectious disease leaves a healthier person in its wake. In one study, a history of common colds or influenza was associated with less stomach, colon, rectum, breast and ovarian cancer. (5)

Other researchers found that having two childhood viral infections reduces the coronary risk by 40%, four infections reduced it by 60% and six viral infections lowered the risk by 90%. (6)

If you have a cold come in for chiropractic care. A chiropractic adjustment could make the difference between a quick recovery and a lingering illness. Especially do not interfere with your body’s natural healing ability with drugs; permit the symptoms of colds and flu to take their natural course. Do everything to give comfort and build up your natural immunity (chiropractic, hydration, essential oils, homeopathy, rest). The result will be a healthier and stronger body.


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  2. Absence of T-cells, immune dysfunction, has colds all the time. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter. November 1996. 
  3. Aguilar AL, Grostic JD, Pfleger B. Chiropractic care and behavior in autistic children. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. 2000;5(1):293-304. 
  4. Bofshever, H. Case history. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter. Nov/Dec 1999. 
  5. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9454821/ns/health-heart_health/t/childhood-infections-may-prevent-heart-disease/#.W-mP0hNKgcU
  6. Abel U, Becker N, Angerer R et al. Common infections in the history of cancer patients and controls. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1991;117(4):339-344.  Erkki Pesonen, MD, University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. Presented at IV World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 23, 2005.