On July 9th2018 Dr. Charmaine Herman et al. , A Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor, published a case study showing a patient who had recovered from neck pain, upper extremity paresthesia and dysautonomia the following care with the Blair Technique.
The patient was a 46-year-old female who also suffered from a loss of the normal cervical curve. We have written extensively on prior articles on how a reduction of the cervical spinal curve, hypo lordosis, has a detrimental effect on the central nervous system which leads to a host of health problems.
The patient recovered from her health challenges following the correction of the upper cervical spine using the Blair Upper Cervical Technique. In this article, we will discuss the paper's findings and how the Blair Technique can be an essential natural healing modality in helping chronic health problems resolve under the body’s own healing direction.
What is Dysautonomia And How Is It Related To Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that generally involves the failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dysautonomia involving excessive or overactive ANS actions also can occur. In English, this means that the nervous system is not working properly.
Medicine is quite good at naming things, or giving a diagnosis, however when it comes to finding the cause for these conditions they fail miserably. Treatment protocols for dysautonomia based on the Cleveland Clinic are: There is usually no cure for dysautonomia. Secondary forms may improve with treatment of the underlying disease. In many cases treatment of primary dysautonomia is symptomatic and supportive.
Measures to combat orthostatic hypotension include elevation of the head of the bed, water bolus (rapid infusion of water given intravenously), a high-salt diet, and medications such as fludrocortisone and midodrine. According to medical treatment, there is no known cause and there is no known cure. So how does this relate to Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic and this new research published by Dr. Charmaine Herman?
The goal of the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic procedure is to locate spinal subluxation in the upper cervical spine that causing the central nervous system to malfunction. Once located precise imaging through digital x-ray or cone beam computerized tomography is used to determine exact spinal misalignment direction, magnitude, and joint angle. Once this information is determined a precise spinal correction is made to correct the joint that is displaced and causing the central nervous system to malfunction.
Over time the patient is monitored with objective scientific tests such as functional leg deficiency, spinal thermography, and palpatory findings to determine whether the spinal correction is holding or has become subluxated again. If the spinal subluxation has returned another spinal correction is made. The goal of Blair upper cervical care is to help the body's own healing process by removing impediments to healing though the correction of spinal cord interference.
Discussion of Findings - Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Found Successful in Correcting Dysautonomia, Neck Pain, and Upper Extremity Numbness and Tingling
No one case study is an indicator that all cases with dysautonomia will recover following Blair upper cervical care, with that said there is growing evidence in clinical practice around the country that precise spinal corrections made in the upper cervical spine have far-reaching effects on human physiology.
Because the neck houses the brainstem and spinal cord this most vital area of human physiology must be examined and checked by a qualified upper cervical chiropractor to ensure that proper nervous system function is occurring.
While Blair upper cervical care is NOT a cure-all it has been found successful in helping patients with a wide array of health conditions because it is affecting the basis for all functions in the human body the central nervous system.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Dysautonomia or any other chronic health condition you can contact our Los Angeles office where we offer a FREE consultation.
We hope that the information in this blog will help those who suffer and are looking for natural health care solutions!