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Chi­ro­prac­tic Life-​Changing Suc­cess Story Doc­u­mented

Appear­ing in the March 2004 issue of the peer-​reviewed Jour­nal of Manip­u­la­tive and Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Ther­a­peu­tics, was a doc­u­mented case study of a life chang­ing case. The sub­ject of the study was a pre­vi­ously healthy 17 year old who was involved in high school sports.

On one par­tic­u­lar occa­sion he was com­pet­ing as a pole vaulter in a high school track meet when he had an acci­dent in which he landed on his head from a height of 10 feet.

Imme­di­ately fol­low­ing the acci­dent, the young man noticed the onset of neck pain focused at the base of his skull. In addi­tion he started suf­fer­ing from back pain, daily headaches, and migraine headaches approx­i­mately 3 times per week. He described his pain as an “unbear­able every­day occur­rence.” Addi­tion­ally, sev­eral days after the acci­dent he began expe­ri­enc­ing “black­outs,” which were later diag­nosed as petit mal seizures. These seizures con­tin­ued to increase until he was expe­ri­enc­ing them 4 times per day.

Things con­tin­ued to get worse for the young man as dur­ing the first 6 months fol­low­ing the acci­dent, he started expe­ri­enc­ing the onset of depres­sion. He described a com­plete loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, a lack of con­cern for him­self, and an extremely erratic sleep cycle that often left him awake for sev­eral days fol­lowed by peri­ods of 14 to 18 hours of sleep.

The patient and his mother reported that he con­sulted with approx­i­mately 24 prac­ti­tion­ers dur­ing this time. Pre­scribed med­ica­tions and ther­a­pies did not alle­vi­ate or reduce symp­toms. To alle­vi­ate his pain and depres­sion, he started using ille­gal drugs in an attempt to “make him­self feel bet­ter.” After becom­ing addicted, his par­ents checked him into a drug reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram, which he completed.

It was after this long and hor­ri­fy­ing 6 year period, that this young man sought chi­ro­prac­tic care from the chi­ro­prac­tor who authored the pub­lished study. An exam­i­na­tion was per­formed and it was deter­mined that the young man was suf­fer­ing due to a sub­lux­a­tion in the upper neck. A course of cor­rec­tive adjust­ments was begun to cor­rect the sub­lux­a­tion and reduce nerve pressure.

The results as reported in the Jour­nal was noth­ing short of life chang­ing for the young man. After 1 month of care, the patient reported an absence of seizures and manic episodes and improved sleep pat­terns. After 4 months of care, seizures and manic episodes remained absent and migraine headaches were reduced from 3 per week to 2 per month. After 7 months of care, the patient reported the com­plete absence of symp­toms. And eigh­teen months later, the patient remains asymp­to­matic. Need­less to say, his life was changed!

Ran­dom Article

The Jan­u­ary, 2007 issue of the sci­en­tific peri­od­i­cal, the Jour­nal of Manip­u­la­tive and Phys­i­o­log­i­cal Ther­a­peu­tics (JMPT) pub­lished a case study show­ing the beneficial

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