What Is Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the nervous system that causes stiffness or slowing of bodily movement. This disease develops gradually, hardly apparent, with only a slight tremor of the hand at first.
A Case Study Offers Hope
A case study was conducted by Dr. Justin Brown and Dr. Jonathon Chung in 2011 and reported on by The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. The objective of this study was to record the results of a 67-year-old woman who had been experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and underwent upper cervical chiropractic care. She experienced:
The patient was diagnosed at least 5 years earlier. She experienced falls every day as well as other problems that prevented her from carrying on her daily routine as she desired. Therefore, she sought the care of an upper cervical chiropractor and received specific adjustments over a 6-month period. The results were as follows:
- Her tremors improved 60%
- Her weakness improved 60%
- Her stiffness improved 30%
- Her mobility improved 70%
- She reported a significant decrease in the number of falls she experienced
- She was able to go about her daily routine
Upper Cervical Care For Parkinson’s Disease
There has been a link found between Parkinson’s and brainstem degeneration as a possible cause of related symptoms. Using an MRI machine, the alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae can be seen. If there is a misalignment of either of these bones, they can create pressure on the brainstem causing it to not function properly. This can cause the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to be blocked, leading to numerous health problems, including Parkinson’s.
We are able to use gentle methods with our patients suffering from Parkinson’s that allows the bones to realign naturally. We do not use harsh techniques that force or pop the spine. Once these bones are realigned, the body is able to heal itself and repair the damage done to brainstem, muscles, and nerves. Once the brainstem is operating at its fullest capacity again, symptoms of Parkinson’s often diminish.
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