June 1, 2021
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This Issue’s Table of Contents
- Whiplash and Chiropractic
- Questions and Answers
- Traditional Eating
- Non-Traditional Eating
- Genes and Baseball
- Did You Know?
- Researching Chiropractic
- Success Story
Whiplash and Chiropractic
You’re sitting in your car minding your own business, stopped at a light, and WHAM! some idiot slams into you from behind—you are rear-ended. Your head snaps or “whips” backwards and forwards. You got a whiplash.
Hopefully you don’t have any broken bones or cuts, but something is still not right. Your head isn’t on straight, your body is misaligned, your nerves are “pinched,” your neck is not right, your muscles and joints are crying in pain.
By the way, it doesn’t have to be a car accident—whiplash injuries can occur from sports collisions and other forms of trauma. Some really bad whiplash accidents are sideways—when a car passenger had turned to look at the driver so they received a sideways or lateral whiplash.
Because all of our body parts are connected in many complicated ways, a whiplash injury may cause or intensify lower back pain, leg, hip and pelvic pain.
To make things a little more interesting, whiplash symptoms may not occur immediately after the accident but may take a day or so to show up. When they show up, you’ll know it.
Symptoms of whiplash commonly include neck pain, headaches, muscle pain, stiffness, loss of range of motion, fatigue, blurred vision and more! If the nerves in your lower neck are “pinched” you may have numbness and tingling in your shoulders, wrists, arms and hands. Whiplash is not fun. What to do?
Chiropractic has been a blessing to whiplash sufferers for over 125 years. Many whiplash sufferers have turned to chiropractic after having exhausted muscle relaxers, painkillers and injections and are looking for an alternative to surgery.
Chiropractors locate subluxations that cause stress, interference, nerve pressure and other problems in your spine and body structure. Doctors of Chiropractic are able to realign spinal vertebrae that have been “locked or jammed” as a result of trauma using the art and science of the chiropractic adjustment.
Anyone who has experienced a whiplash, or any kind of injury, needs the safe, yet powerful, chiropractic approach.
Questions and Answers
Q. Can chiropractic help my immune system?
A. Chiropractic helps your entire body. Whenever you are under stress your immune system is compromised. There is the emerging science of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) that explores the relationship between your brain and nervous system, your emotions and your immune system. The research shows us that stress on your nervous system can relate to physical as well as mental problems.
The subluxation that chiropractors correct is a serious stress on your mind-body that affects your brain, spinal cord, nervous system, bones, muscles, joints and meninges.
Chiropractors like to show that the nerves in your spine travel and connect to billions of your body parts but we should not forget where your nerves originate. Your nerves descend from your brain—the master coordinator and controller of your body functions. That includes your immune system. Do you want an immune system that functions without nerve stress? Of course, you do! Come in for subluxation analysis and correction—and bring in your family too! (1)
Cholesterol Not Guilty—New Research Shows Cholesterol is Natural and Beneficial
Our ancestors had it right all along—good quality saturated fats such as butter, cream, tallow, lard, chicken fat (schmaltz), goose fat, duck fat and fatty organ meats will lead to a long, healthy life.
Cholesterol is needed for the proper function of your brain, your heart and your cell membranes. That means you need cholesterol in pretty much every cell in your body.
Many studies show that people with high cholesterol live the longest. “What?” I hear you say. This statement seems incredible because it flies in the face of what so many of us have been told which was based on theory, not reality. In fact, cholesterol is an antioxidant, it fights inflammation. If a person has chronically high cholesterol, it is the inflammation (the cause) which should be addressed.
That people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. After the world was told about how horrible saturated animal fats and cholesterol were, and that millions needed to be spent on expensive cholesterol-lowering drugs, many scientists questioned that approach. In 1994 a major study from Yale University researcher Harlan Krumholz reported that elderly people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did the elderly with high cholesterol. (2) Other researchers have since noticed the same finding. (3-4)
Cholesterol is not your enemy. Unhealthy fats and oils (i.e., corn oil, canola, safflower, cottonseed oil, margarine, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils) as well as hidden infections and subluxations are the real enemies that cause inflammation.
Candy is Dandy
In a study of 7,841 male Harvard graduates, those who ate a moderate number of chocolates, averaging 1-3 candy bars a month fared the best. They had a 36% lower risk of death compared to non-candy eaters. Even heavy eaters (who consumed 3 or more sweets a week) had a 16% lower risk of death compared to those who never ate candy.
Overall, chocolate candy bar eaters enjoyed on average nearly a year more of life. (5)
Genes and Baseball
Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was also one of the greatest boozers of all time. Once he was so drunk during a game that he told his coach that he was seeing three balls pitched to him. “Swing at the one in the middle,” said his coach. He did and hit a home run that day.
He drank hard, played hard, lived hard and expected to die young because both his father and grandfather died when they were 40. To his chagrin, he lived! He was fond of using a line popularized by football legend Bobby Layne (a friend of his): "If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken a lot better care of myself."
Mantle’s liver and overall health suffered terribly but it was not due to genetics, it was due to lifestyle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mantle - cite_note-quotes-57He eventually got sober, but it was too late to reverse the health consequences.
More and more scientists are discovering that lifestyle—what you eat, drink, think (and don’t eat, drink and think)—plays a major role in your health and longevity and that genetics plays a minor role.
There are many, many factors involved in your life and health. Inspire your family (and yourself) and friends by avoiding toxicity, malnutrition and taking better care of yourself. Chiropractic can help! And don’t forget to run home and visit the family every time you clear the bases.
Did You Know?
Q: Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words?
A. In order to bring even more beauty to his plays, poems and sonnets he made up and/or popularized many of the words that are commonplace in today’s speech. Included in that list of 1,700 are moonbeam, swagger, undress, lonely, laughable, gossip, hobnob, unreal, eyeball, bump, puking, champion, bedroom, excitement and zany.
You can see more here: Words Shakespeare Invented (shakespeare-online.com)
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.
Depression, anxiety and chiropractic. Two groups of men in a residential addiction treatment center were studied for 90 days. One group received chiropractic adjustments three times per week. The non-care (placebo) group received a sham adjustment three times per week.
Both groups were assessed with the Beck’s Depression Inventory and the Speilberger State-Trait Anxiety Questionnaire at intake and every 30 days.
Depression scores improved by 97%; anxiety scores improved by 36.5% with 100% retention rate in the chiropractic group. The placebo group showed no improvement with a 0% retention rate (no one continued care). (6)
Amenorrhea and infertility. A 29-year-old woman received a medical diagnosis of secondary amenorrhea. She and her husband were trying unsuccessfully to conceive for several months.
She was analyzed for vertebral subluxations. Subluxations were found and adjusted. She was under chiropractic care for 14.5 weeks (33 visits). Her menstrual cycles began again, and she ultimately had a successful conception. (7)
TMJ pain following an accident. A 36-year-old woman was suffering with chronic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. The pain began several years prior following a trauma.
She complained that her TMJ pain increased with movement, sleeping and straining. A chiropractic examination revealed spinal subluxations and postural distortions. Using chiropractic adjustment procedures, the patient’s subluxations were reduced, her posture was restored and her TMJ pain completely resolved. Months later she remains pain-free. (8)
Neck, Back and Shoulder Problems
This office is well managed, great staff and above all the practice is effective. I've suffered from neck, back and now shoulder problems due to my work, long haul and regional driving. Dr. Horning, addresses the muscular and skeletal issues of joint and vertebrate realignment that come from long hours of driving. Jose R.
Humor - For those who love language
- Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.
- A backward poet writes inverse.
- A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
- Dijon vu—the same mustard as before.
- Practice safe eating—always use condiments.
- Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
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1. McCoy M, Kent C, Stiles A et al. Immunity & chiropractic clinical practice. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. March 29, 2021:24-35.
2. Krumholz HM et al. Lack of association between cholesterol and coronary heart disease mortality and morbidity and all-cause mortality in persons older than 70 years. JAMA. 1990;272:1335-1340.
3. Ravnskov U. High cholesterol is not a risk factor. Well-Being Journal. November/December 2012;21(6).
4. Ravnskov U. High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis. Quarterly J of Medicine. 2003;96:927-934.
5. Lee I-M, Paffenbarger R. Life is sweet: candy consumption and longevity. British Medical Journal. 1998; 317:1683-1684.
6. Vaden CD, Holder JM, McCoy M et al. P300 wave outcomes in subluxation-based chiropractic in residential addiction treatment: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 28, 2020:178-192.
7. Teets B, Jodon J. Resolution of secondary amenorrhea & infertility with successful conception following chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: a case study & review of mechanisms. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. March 17, 2021:24-28.
8. Paxton SW, Oppelt M. Resolution of chronic temporomandibular disorder in a 36-year-old female following chiropractic care: a case study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. October 27, 2020:63-67.