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Dizziness and Equilibrium

“Manual therapy (spinal adjustments) is often capable of relieving the dizziness and equilibrium disorders associated with Meniere’s Symdrome” -Manual Therapy In Internal Medicine” E.G. Metz @Bezirkskrankenhaus Postdam (Formerly East) Germany 1976

Dizziness

Vertigo (dizziness) can come from dysfunction of the spinal column. There is success from manual therapy (spinal adjustments) in treating vertigo. -Manual Medicine, F Becker, MD 1978

 

 

Heart Rhythm Disorders

“According to studies by Rychlikova, Schwartz, and Metz, a comparison of EKG’s taken before and after manual therapy shows telesystolic changes as well as cured heart rhythm disorders.” -Manual Therapy In Internal Medicine” E.G. Metz @Bezirkskrankenhaus Postdam (Formerly East) Germany 1976

An example of this:

In this case a 67 year old woman came to the chiropractor after being hospitalized for atrial fibrillation. she had suffered multiple transient ischemic attacks. Additional symptoms from her atrial fibrillation included fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. A chiropractic examination was performed which included palpation, thermal scans and postural x-rays. Additionally her cardio functions were monitored and showed her blood pressure at 193/98 mm Hg, her heart rate measured at 98bpm and her respiratory rate was 14 breaths per minute. Subluxations were determined to be present in the upper neck and specific chiropractic adjustments were initiated to correct the nerve interference from the subluxations. Five days after the woman’s initial adjustment a second adjustment was given. The patient’s condition started showing improvement. A week later the woman had improved to the extent that during her visit to her cardiologist it was decided that she would discontinue her medication. In time her hypertension also resolved and was recorded to be down to 124/74 mm Hg. She did not suffer any episodes of arrhythmia.

 

 

Fainting

Syncopal (fainting) syndromes were linked to the cervical spine following injuries or irritations to the cervical spine. -Unterharnscheidt, F. (1956)

 

An example of this:

This 34-year-old male was hit hard on the head by his garage door. One month later, he woke up with severe pain in his neck and base of his skull, headaches, dizziness and fainting. He went to the emergency room and multiple tests were performed including MRI’s, X-rays, and a spinal tap. He was told that his tests were normal and he was prescribed heavy doses of pain killers including Vicadin, which did not alleviate his pain. After seeing a neurosurgeon, who told him there was nothing that could be done, he saw another neurologist, who prescribed more pain medications and steroid anti-inflammatories. His pain was rated as a 5 or 6 on the 1-10 scale daily and the pain medications weren’t working. He eventually sought help from a naturopath who referred him for an upper cervical chiropractic evaluation. At the time of his initial upper cervical chiropractic evaluation, he had suffered from daily neck pain, headaches, and dizziness for six straight weeks. During his evaluation, an injury in his upper neck was discovered, which had likely stemmed from the blow to the head by the garage door. Within a month of care, all of his pain, headaches, and dizziness were absent. Months later, his condition remained stable and no symptoms were reported.

 

 

Headache, Ear Buzzing, Extreme Fatigue, Sleep Disorders

“In 1970, Vitek showed these symptoms were linked to the upper cervical spine and not vascular disease. Manual therapy (spinal adjustments) proved successful in 77% of the cases.” -“Manual Therapy In Internal Medicine” E.G Metz @ Bezirkskrankenhaus Postdam, (formerly East) Germany, 1976

An example of this:

There is a link between vertebral blockage of atlas and axis in newly born infants to kubis’ reaction, due most likely to birth trauma” -Infantile Head Joint Blockage.

Seifert. I. 1975 Functional Pathology of the Motor System Rehabilitation Supple.

 

 

Depression

“It is not surprising that chiropractic manipulation lifts depression. It is possible that chiropractic manoeuvres will become an important tool in psychiatric treatment.” -RF Gorman DO, (Franz vonKurkel) “Chiropractic for Rejuvenation of the Mind.”

An example of this:

A study conducted showed that over 70% of participants showed a “marked improvement” with treatment to the upper cervical spine. Fifteen participants were chosen for the study (all with a history of depression). All participants were provided with a questionnaire prior to receiving a chiropractic adjustment and were asked to fill out a second questionnaire two weeks after. An astounding 73% of participants scored a marked improvement with their questionnaire score.

The brain is the master controller of the body and all of its parts. It communicates with the body through the brain stem, spinal cord, and nerves. When the cervical spine becomes misaligned the brain has a difficult time sending proper signals to the rest of the body, which can cause an array of symptoms including depression. Chiropractors locate and correct cervical misalignments (called subluxations) so that the brain and body can effectively communicate. Restoring this communication helps the body heal, reducing and/or rectifying symptoms.