August 2022 Newsletter

August 1, 2022


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Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world.


More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.


More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.


Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.


This Issue’s Table of Contents


  • Don't forget to have a midsummer night’s dream
  • Chiropractic discovery
  • Are MRIs accurate?
  • Questions and Answers
  • Traditional Eating
  • Did You Know?
  • Researching Chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References


Chiropractic Discovery


Where did modern chiropractic come from?


We say “modern chiropractic” because spinal care is thousands of years old and found in cultures all over the world.


But this natural, drug-free, powerful, and yet safe healing art was, as happens too often, lost amidst the sands of time. Mankind then became infatuated with drugs, chemicals, and surgery.


Spinal care was rediscovered in 1895 by Dr. Daniel David Palmer who practiced in Davenport, Iowa. DD Palmer was a magnetic healer (energy healer), scientist, and researcher who “accidentally” restored a man’s deafness by adjusting his spine. This discovery was the seed from which modern chiropractic grew.


This newspaper ad, “Are You Sick and Disheartened”, was one of a series of broadsides from the turn of the century. Dr. Palmer describes his old/new discovery and invites the public to discover for themselves this amazing drug-free, natural, safe, and powerful healing art, science, and philosophy. The list of people suffering from nearly every condition who benefitted from his “hand ministrations” (his original name for chiropractic) was impressive. Many people traveled far and wide to experience and benefit from DD Palmer’s discovery.


Dr. Palmer opened a school to teach others; soon his students spread to all parts of the US, Canada, Europe, and beyond.


This made-in-America healing art has brought relief, health, and healing to millions of people from infants to the elderly and everyone in between.


Please tell your friends and relatives that there is a safe alternative to drugs and surgery that has no side-effects – except satisfaction!


Are MRIs accurate?


Do you think MRI findings are reliable and accurate?  Think again.


Your MRI (as well as CT scan, X-ray, lab work) shows something suspicious. However you are fine. You got a “false positive” and its surprisingly common. (1)


But MRI findings may have nothing to do with pain. It may be a coincidence. An MRI may reveal back, disc or hip degeneration but no pain. Conversely an MRI may show a normal spine, but the patient may have lots of pain. (2)


And yes, people with terrible looking MRIs can have lots of pain but that doesn’t mean the pain is due to what the MRI finds. It may be coincidental not causative. That is why approximately half of spinal surgery fails (FBSS – failed back surgery syndrome).


One research paper concluded: “False positive MRI scans may lead to unnecessary surgery.”  Recent research reveals that nearly 70% of all body MRI interpretations have at least one discrepancy (diagnostic error). (3,4)


What do we suggest? No matter what the MRI, CT or other examinations show begin chiropractic care immediately. Many times, patients who were told they needed surgery responded beautifully to chiropractic adjustments and were saved from surgery and drugs.


Remember, your body has a powerful self-healing ability. Let us help open your healing channels and get your functioning as close to your idea as possible so your body can heal itself.


Questions and Answers


Q.  Is chiropractic safe?


A. Chiropractic is incredibly safe. It’s easy to show it – just look at malpractice insurance costs. Chiropractors pay a fraction of malpractice premiums that MDs pay. Bring in all your family members to benefit from this safe, drug-free, surgical-free, natural healing art.


It’s fun too!


Traditional Eating


Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood


There is hardly a disease in the books that does not respond well to treatment that includes cod liver oil, and not just infectious diseases but also chronic modern diseases like heart disease and cancer. Cod liver oil provides vitamin D that helps build strong bones in children and helps prevent osteoporosis in adults. The fatty acids in cod liver oil are also very important for the development of the brain and nervous system. “If you want to prevent learning disabilities in your children,” said David Horrobin, distinguished medical and biochemical researcher, “feed them cod liver oil.”


Cod liver oil contains more vitamin A and more vitamin D per unit weight than any other common food. One hundred grams of regular cod liver oil provides 100,000 IU of vitamin A, almost three times more than beef liver, the next richest source and 10,000 IU vitamin D, almost four times more than lard, the next richest source. Of course, cod liver oil is only consumed in small amounts, but even a tablespoon (about 15 grams) provides well over the recommended daily allowance for both nutrients. (5)


Researching Chiropractic


Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seem to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?


Probably most of them.


Essential tremors in a 75-year-old. Essential tremors are one of the most common forms of involuntary movement disorders. They are most noticeable when eating and writing. This is not to be confused with Parkinson’s Disease where the patient’s movements occur while they are resting. According to some sources approximately 5% of people over the age of 65 suffer from essential tremors


In this case, a 75-year-old man was suffering from essential tremors that were getting progressively worse over the prior four years. A chiropractic examination using radiographs (X-rays) and neurologic and orthopedic tests revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.


The patient’s subluxations were addressed (adjusted). He had three visits a week for four weeks and then was reevaluated at the 12th visit.


At the reassessment the patient reported that his tremors had improved by 50% since beginning care. The patient stated he was now able to write more efficiently and was now able to eat cereal with a spoon more easily. He continues chiropractic care with the hope that his tremors will eventually completely resolve. (7)


Breech Presentation. A 30-year-old woman who was 39 weeks’ pregnant had a breech birth presentation (confirmed by ultrasound). She came to our office for for chiropractic care. She had never been to a chiropractor before but was referred to this pediatric chiropractic office because of the positive results another patient had seen from getting adjusted while pregnant.


The Webster Technique was administered to her which consisted of a sacral adjustment and round ligament trigger point release.  The mother noted significant movement from the baby after the second adjustment. The fetal presentation was confirmed to have changed from frank breech to vertex position via an ultrasound done by her OB/GYN.


The patient came in a total of four times and received the exact same adjustment each visit.


The patient went into labor within 48 hours after her last adjustment and gave birth to a baby girl through a normal vaginal birth. There were no complications. (8)


Chronic headaches in a six-year-old. A 6-year-old boy had been suffering from chronic headaches of two years. He experienced these headaches every day or every other day. reported experiencing headaches described as stabbing and intense. T

Medical doctors could find no cause and prescriptions for ibuprofen was ineffective.  The pediatrician subsequently referred the patient to the nearest children’s hospital for further medical work-up.


The child was given an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a CT scan (computer tomography) to access the cause.  All findings were negative. Referrals were also made to a “concussion specialist” and a neurologist without much help. The patient and his mother returned to his pediatrician who suggested chiropractic care.


At the chiropractic office, subluxations were discovered in the child’s cervical spine (neck). The subluxations were corrected (adjusted). The child had10 visits over a 2-month period. After his 5th visit his headaches disappeared and did not return.


This paper tells us two things. First, the child and parents would have saved the time, money, and radiation from the MRI and CT scans if they had been immediately referred for chiropractic care, Pediatricians and other MDs need to be educated about the fast, effective, and low-cost chiropractic approach to health.


Since 10.6% of children experience headaches and few ever know about or receive chiropractic care. Most are placed in drugs and the cause (the subluxation) is never addressed. (9)


Success Story


Hip Pain, Degenerative Disks, High Blood Pressure


I was going through a lot of hip pain and so a friend of mine introduced me to Dr. Horning. I started treatment for the hip and back pain and could see that I would get a lot of relief after he worked on me. I went for x-rays and had two degenerative disks. I came every week, twice a week, and now I am on maintenance to keep things feeling good.


I have suffered with high blood pressure for about 10 years, have been on just about every medicine out there for the problem and none of them brought my pressure down, and I suffered with all of the side effects. I took myself off all of the meds and it still surged.


The medical doctors said I was in the stroke zone. The last blood pressure was about 2 months ago, and it has soared to 223/112. Since coming to the Horning Chiropractic Center, my pressure is down to 118/80. I am so amazed and I feel great. I’m 72 years old and I feel like things are certainly getting better. Praise God and I thank God that Dr. Horning has been such a tremendous help with bringing me to this point. L.H




What are grandparents?


(Taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)


  • Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people's. 


  • A grandfather is a man, and a grandmother is a lady!


  • Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.


  • When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.


  • They show us and talk to us about the colors of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'


  • They don't say, 'Hurry up.'


  • Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.


  • They wear glasses and funny underwear.


  • They can take their teeth and gums out.


  • Grandparents don't have to be smart.


  • They have to answer questions like 'Why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'




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  2. Brinjikji, W, Luetmer, P. Comstock, B., et. al. Systematic literature review of imaging features of spinal degeneration in asymptomatic. populations. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 36(4), 811-816. 2015.
  3. Kostrubiak DE, DeHay PW, Ali N. et al. Body MRI Subspecialty Reinterpretations at a Tertiary Care Center: Discrepancy Rates and Error Types. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020;215: 1384-1388. 10.2214/AJR.20.22797.
  4. Palmer, WJ. Discrepancy Rates and Errors a Bigger Problem with Body MRI Than Realized. October 16, 2020.
  5. 5. Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood by Krispin Sullivan, CN., JANUARY 4, 2021
  6. Marcia Angell. Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption. NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “
  7. 7. Bielke S, Britt J. Reduction of Essential Tremors in a 75-Year-Old Male Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 24, 2022 ~ Volume 2022 ~ Pages 71-78
  8. Poirier N, Loranger C. Resolution of Breech Presentation Confirmed by Ultrasound Following Webster Technique: A Case Report & Review of Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ May 13, 2022 ~ Pages 51-56
  9. Olsen R, Alcantara J. Resolution of Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a 6-Year-Old Male Following Care Directed at Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Vol 2014, # 4. Pp. 81-86. Dec. 12, 2014