Parkinson’s Disease affects nearly a million people in the United States. You may ask yourself why am I reading a blog on Parkinson’s disease on an Upper Cervical Chiropractic page? Many people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease in Los Angeles do not have the awareness that the brain-stem and associated spinal nerves control all body function. When there is a bio-mechanical irritation to the nerve network it can cause a global breakdown in body function and health.
There are not many studies on Parkinson’s Disease and how Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help. In 2000 Dr Elster 1 published a case study including 10 Parkinson’s patients, both male and female with ages that ranged from 43-76 years old. This case study provides evidence that a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be tied back to an upper cervical injury. Oftentimes injuries occur many years in the past and the person never ties it back to their current health problems. Some of the people in the study could remember a traumatic injury from a car accident or head trauma while others could not remember a specific event. However x-rays showed all had an upper cervical injury.
All 1o patients were on medication and had been diagnosed anywhere from 2-20 years. Once a treatment schedule was completed 8 of the 10 reported improvements in their symptoms which led to increased strength, energy and a decrease in spinal pain, with 6 of those 8 were substantial improvements. This includes walking 18 holes of golf, hiring a personal trainer to increase weight training activities, improved hand writing or driving a car again.
Recent research shows that an atlas misalignment alters CSF spinal fluid flow and arterial supply to the cerebral hemispheres 2. These altered functions have been linked to the development of not only Multiple Sclerosis but also Parkinson’s Disease. It’s the same with the brain stem, if it is obstructed then it cannot send the signals to the rest of the body. The key with Upper Cervical care is the gentle and precise corrections made to the upper neck whose goal is to restore proper neurological function. . The x-rays are focused on the Atlas and Axis, which is what the skull rests. When these are off it doesn’t allow the brain to communicate with the body appropriately.
Dr Hall has a passion for Upper Cervical care and wants to help those who have Parkinson’s Disease in Los Angeles. You may still be asking yourself how is a brain condition helped by chiropractic? Parkinson’s is not just a brain condition but also something that impacts the nervous system. An Atlas misalignment impacts the brain since the brain stem runs through the atlas and axis and any misalignment will impact its ability to function and communicate with the rest of the body.
Our Doctors will review the x-rays for an upper cervical injury, once diagnosed he can tailor an adjustment to realign the atlas and axis bones. This will restore the upper cervical region to be what it was before injury. Over time the body will heal and repair to the best it can. Dr Drew Hall will use modern technology like digital x-rays and thermography to not only diagnose, but provide relief to those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in Los Angeles.
If you are someone or know someone with Parkinson’s Disease in Los Angeles contact our office for a Free consultation. Our Carson office 310 324-6172 or Los Angeles 213 399-7772. Or schedule online at www.uppercervicalcare.schedapple.com.
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