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Gallbladder, Kidney, Bladder & Reproductive Organs

In “The Spine As The Causative Factor of Disease” German medical clinician Gutzeit describes how subluxation and malposition of vertebrae, and straightening of physiological curves can result in the following consequences: colics of the gallbladder, kidney colics, bladder cramps, filtration disturbances with (urinary) retention, disturbances of reproductive organs, and disturbances of other neuro-hormonal regulatory functions.

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Appendicitis, Gallbladder & Ureteral Colic

“Typical cases were presented in which symptoms of appendicitis, gallbladder disease, ureteral colic or other manifestations of visceral disease were apparently relieved by correction of spinal curvature or the associated myositis. It has also been shown by mere mechanical correction of posture that an particular defect (misalignment) of the spine may be eliminated and along with it the related visceral disturbance.”

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Chiropractic vs Medicine

“On the evidence, particularly the most scientific valid clinical studies, spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low back pain.”

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Low Back Pain

“There’s been an escalation of clinical and basic science research on manipulative therapy, which has shown there is a scientific basis for the treatment of back pain by manipulation. The physician who makes use of this resource will provide relief for many patients.”

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Low Back Pain – Adults and Children

“Spinal manipulative therapy has been shown to be effective for the treatment of low back pain in adults. Imperially the results have been at least equally good with children. It is the experience of many chiropractors that children respond more readily and favourably than adults.”

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Low Back Interrelationship Of The Spine

“We have come to realize that every patient with low back pain also has significant mechanical dysfunction in the cervical and thoracic spine.”

-Joseph Shaw, MD. First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back Pain, The Chiropractic Report; Smith, Editor, Jan 93, Vol. 7, #8

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Low Back Pain and SI Pain

“In a study done by researchers from the department of epidemiology of the University of Pittsburgh, of the 108 students with a history of low back pain, 88% tested positive for SI dysfunction. The author’s note a high degree of association between SI dysfunction/subluxation and lower back pain, which suggest a relationship between SI dysfunction and LBP. Given the common clinical experience of obtaining symptomatic relief by SI manipulation.”

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Menstruation Pain and Sterility

“Menstruation pain with otherwise normal gynecological findings especially when localized in the low back, is usually of vertebrogenic origin and often the first clinical manifestation of disturbance in the lumbosacral region.   Over 75% of women had excellent response to manipulation, labour pains can be a similar pointer. Female sterility of cryptogenic origin (i.e. with negative organic findings) may be attributable to pelvic dysfunction in particular of the coccyx, and adequate treatment (by manipulation) gives favourable results.”

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Kidney Disease

“A thorough analysis of reflex changes in the locomotor system (spine) in kidney disease has been made by Metz et al. (1980 and 1986). In 206 cases of chronic kidney disease (phelonephritis, glomerulonephritis) they found the following pattern: movement restriction at the thoracolumbar junction (T10-L1).”

-Lewitt MD, DSc Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System (1985) Butterworth and Company London and Boston p.261,262

Psuedoradicular Pain

“Pseudoradicular pain resembles referred pain from the inner organs of the particular segment and can therefore simulate an organic disease.”

EG Metz Synopsis Manual Therapy in Internal Medicine Bezirkskrankehas Potdam (formerly East) Germany 1976