REDUCTION IN SYMPTOMS RELATED TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE CONCOMITANT WITH SUBLUXATION REDUCTION FOLLOWING UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE
 
   

Reduction in Symptoms Related to Parkinson's Disease
Concomitant with Subluxation Reduction Following
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research 2011 (Mar 14);   18Ė21

Jonathan Chung DC, Justin Brown DC


Objective:   To provide a detailed report on one case of a 67 year-old female with Parkinsonís disease under upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features:   A 67 year-old female patient presenting to a private practice with an atlas subluxation complex as well as signs and symptoms of Parkinsonís disease that include weakness, tremors, scoliosis and rigidity.

Intervention and Outcomes:   Over a period of 6 months, the patient was seen 19 times and was adjusted 12 times following the NUCCA protocol. Improvements in radiographic measurements, paraspinal thermography, and sEMG were recorded. Patient self-reported improvements in weakness, tremors, rigidity, and overall mobility.

Conclusion:   The upper cervical subluxation may be a contributing factor to the symptomatic expression of Parkinsonís disease. Reduction of the subluxation with specific vectored correction may be a plausible, safe, and effective approach for managing PD. More research is warranted investigating the effects of upper cervical care and Parkinsonís Disease (PD).

KEY WORDS:   Parkinsonís Disease, upper cervical, subluxation, orthogonal, NUCCA, atlas


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