Upper Cervical Chiropractic Intervention Can Ease The Effects of Parkinson's Disease
The numbers are staggering when it comes to how many people are suffering from Parkinson's Disease. It is estimated that approximately ten million Americans carry this burden, an illness that generally strikes as one ages, yet can strike before the age of fifty as well. Parkinson's Disease generally is first diagnosed when a twitching or slight tremor begins in the fingers. As the illness becomes more advanced, uncontrolled shaking is a common result, as well as stiffness, slurred speech, and loss of memory. It's extremely frustrating for its victims as their bodies go out of control. A combination of medications is generally used to relieve symptoms in a disease that becomes progressively worse over time. However, Studies showing natural Parkinson's treatment offers promising news for those who are trying to hold Parkinson's Disease at bay. Known as upper cervical chiropractic treatment, it involves a specific chiropractic approach that targets the upper cervical spine.
Targeting The Neck In Order To Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Disease Patients
Upper cervical chiropractic therapy was developed over forty years ago and targets one of the most complicated parts of the body, the neck. The intricate system of vertebrae and nerves that run through the upper spine, connecting the brain to the rest of the body, has a major impact on a person's well-being. When in proper alignment, the central nervous system is allowed to communicate freely with the rest of the body as messages travel from the brain to other areas. However, when there is a misalignment due to an accident or injury, it can have a negative impact on a person's health. Victims of Parkinson's Disease often experience an imbalance in the upper cervical portion of the spine and in virtually all cases can remember an accident or injury that predates the onset of symptoms. With Natural Parkinson's treatment methods, they can experience the benefits of a gentle, non-invasive approach that is changing lives.
Studies Show Promising Results For Victims of Parkinson's Disease
Studies highlight the benefits that upper cervical chiropractic therapy have had for patients suffering, especially a 60-year-old man who had been dealing with the damaging effects of Parkinson's Disease for seven years. While his illness began with a slight twitch in his finger, his condition deteriorated considerably over time to the point that his left leg became rigid, body tremors occurred often, his speech became slurred, and his memory was affected as well. Over the course of regular treatment, the subject of the study experienced a marked improvement in symptoms. He had more flexibility and an improved range of motion, a restoration of his balance, was able to sleep better, and had higher energy levels as well. Thanks to regular upper cervical chiropractic check ups with adjustments when necessary, friends and family noticed a marked improvement in this subject's life. Other participants in the study found themselves returning to activities that had become a thing of the past due to the negative impact Parkinson's Disease had on their lives. Upper cervical chiropractic care should be considered as a natural treatment option by anyone experiencing Parkinson's Disease.
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1. Elster, EL; Upper Cervical Chiropractic Management of A Patient with Parkinsons's Disease: A Case Report; JMPT 2000 - OCT; 23(8): 573-577
2. Malachowski, T; Rubinstein, R; Improved Health Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease Utilizing Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Protocol: A Case Series; J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research; 2014 - MAY.