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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.

The Truth About Chiropractic Care

  1. Myth: Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous.

Truth: Studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments are safer than many common activities like salon shampooing, break dancing and gazing at stars. The most talked about risk with chiropractic adjustments are strokes due to neck adjustments. Research indicates that the chance of having a stroke from a chiropractic adjustment is estimated to be over 1 in 1 million. As these risks are so low, there is a lot of controversy over whether stroke can even be considered a significant risk. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning multiple times. It has been established by Governments that chiropractic is the SAFEST and most effective treatment for back pain. Medical treatment results in more than 180,000 deaths each year.

  1. Myth: Prescription and non-prescription drugs are safe.

Truth: Adverse reactions to properly prescribed medications are the third leading cause of death in North America. Chiropractic care offers a safe, drug free alternative to many ailments.

  1. Myth: Once you go to the Chiropractor, you’ll always have to go.

Truth: Regular adjustments are a part of a healthy lifestyle. The choice to continue is yours. Patients are encouraged to decide how much Chiropractic care they want. Once people understand the numerous beneficial effects of Chiropractic care on health and wellness, many CHOOSE lifelong Chiropractic wellness care. This is always a personal decision. Maintaining optimal spinal health is equivalent to people choosing to see a Dentist for lifelong dental care. It just makes sense!

  1. Myth: Chiropractic care is not effective.

Truth: The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in the human body. The key to optimum health is a proper functioning nervous system and a healthy lifestyle. Your body is able to heal, but to do so, it requires no interference with the nervous system. Chiropractic works to restore proper function of your nervous system by removing subluxations.

  1. Myth: Children don’t need Chiropractic adjustments.

Truth: Chiropractic care is safe for children of all ages, including babies. Chiropractic results are achieved much quicker on children than adults. Similar scenarios with quick results occur when children wear dental braces as opposed to adults.

  1. Myth: Childhood bumps and bruises are harmless.

Truth: It is estimated that a child sustains 1,500 spinal–related traumas before the age of 5. Regular chiropractic care can help minimize and correct those adverse affects.

  1. Myth: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.

Truth:  Chiropractic students receive 4,485 hours of college classroom instruction vs. 4,248 hours for other medical students. Chiropractors are licensed by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

  1. Myth: It’s safe and beneficial to perform self-adjustments.

Truth:  While self adjustments can give temporary relief and a false sense of correcting the problem.  In fact, self-adjustments actually create the sensation by manipulating the joints above and below the affected joint thereby leading to unnecessary extra movement to that joint. It also may lead to arthritis.

  1. Myth: Your bones grind against each other during an adjustment.

Truth:  The noise is the release of carbon dioxide gas from the spine that creates the popping sound you hear after the adjustments. In general the spinal adjustments we do in the office are extremely gentle, and do not hurt. Occasionally; however, you may be mildly sore after the first adjustment; similar to starting an exercise program.

  1. Myth: Chiropractic care is expensive.

Truth: Many insurance companies cover adjustments because they have statistically quantified the benefits of preventative care versus drugs and surgery. Medical treatment is usually 50-70X more expensive than chiropractic treatment and over 80% of the cost is for diagnosis. Chiropractic has been proven through research to be 3X more cost-effective.

 

Is Spinal Decompression Right For You?

The Healing Path Chiropractic & Wellness Centre is a facility designed specifically for spinal care and rehabilitation. Is your pain limiting your quality of life? Does your condition interfere with your hobbies, work or sleep? Have you tried medications, injections, chiropractic, physiotherapy or even surgery with limited success? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is hope with The Healing Path.

We’ll provide you with a highly successful option for treatment of chronic back and neck pain. Pain that is originating from damaged spinal discs responds quickly and effectively when pressure is removed from that disc space. This process is achieved at The Healing Path by the SpineMed® Decompression System.

The highly advance SpineMed® system is a Health Canada licensed medical device that is non-surgical and drug-free. It is a safe, pain-free and offers hope where other decompression systems fail. The SpineMed® Decompression System achieves disc healing by creating negative intradiscal pressure during decompression. This negative pressure allows the body to heal the disc space by directing hydration and nutrition to the injured disc space. The repetition of this process leads the rejuvenation of the spinal disc.

The Healing Path’s spinal decompression program is tailored specifically to each candidate. We utilize a variety of adjunct therapies to work alongside the Health Canada licensed SpineMed® table in order to ensure each candidate receives maximum recovery from their ailment.

Please call 905-333-9900 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Maher Obeid. He will discuss your candidacy for spinal decompression therapy and ultimately help you relieve your pain.