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Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help Cerebral Palsy?

Posted in Cerebral Palsy on Mar 07, 2017

Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles | Natural Help For Cerebral Palsy Patients

Cerebral Palsy is a difficult Syndrome as it affects the central nervous system. Many cases involve upper motor neuron lesions due to a lack of oxygen at birth.   In this article, we do NOT have the CURE for Cerebral Palsy but we do have information that can help these patients live a better quality of life.  Below we will discuss a little known procedure called Blair Upper Cervical Care that has been helping chronic degenerative disease sufferers improve their quality of life.

Known Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

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According to the cerebral palsy foundation, the causes of cerebral palsy are as follows:

  • Prenatal disturbance of brain cell migration – genetic and environmental factors disturb brain cell migration as cells move to their appropriate location during brain development.
  • Prenatal poor myelination (insulation) of developing nerve cell fibers – brain function is impeded when poor myelin provides an inadequate protective covering over nerve cells that aid in the transmission.
  • Perinatal brain cell death – events in the birthing process that rupture blood vessels or starve oxygen to the brain.
  • Postnatal non-functional or inappropriate connections (synapses) between brain cells – trauma, infections, and asphyxia that damage connections developed in the brain.

 

Research Showing Improvements In Cerebral Palsy Outcomes

There are many indexes in the scientific literature that show improvements in kids with cerebral palsy(CP)  following upper cervical spine corrective care.(1,2,3)  How can corrections in the upper cervical spine help Cerebral Palsy? Recent research indicates that when the c-1 (atlas) vertebra is misaligned from birth or other trauma it has an adverse effect on Cerebro-spinal fluid flow, brain blood supply, and central nervous system input. (3,4,5) Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractors are specially trained to correct upper neck spinal misalignment at the joint level. Once these spinal misalignments are corrected increased nervous system function allows for healing.



What is Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Blair Upper Cervical Doctors are trained to locate, and correct subluxations (spinal misalignments in the neck that interfere with the body's function).  Neurological tests are performed that determine whether or not the patient has an upper neck subluxation.

Once it is determined a subluxation exists, then a precise set of x-rays are taken to determine how your atlas(c-1) or axis(c-2) has misaligned at the joint. Since the bones in the spine meet at joint surfaces and these joint surfaces are mirror images of one another, the doctor can determine exactly what direction the joint has misaligned. 

After this information is determined a precise gentle correction is made to restore normal joint and neurological function.  Each week that passes that the adjustment is holding allows for healing. To learn more about the procedure you can click this link.

To Schedule a FREE consultation in our office you can call 310 324-6172 for our Carson Office or 213 399-7772 for our Los Angeles office. 

 

References:

1.Discover Kids Health With Chiropractic

2.Cortical Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, and Seizures: A Case Study in Chiropractic Management

3Improvement in Paraspinal Muscle Tone

4.Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis