November Newsletter 2019

November 1, 2019


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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


  •  “The Chiropractor Will Kill Your Baby”
  • Headaches and Chiropractic
  • The More Organic Food the Less Cancer
  • Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
  • And They Say Vitamins and Homeopathy are Dangerous?
  • Nourishing Traditions
  • Researching Chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References



"The Chiropractor Will Kill Your Baby"

In addition to the research we give you every month, we thought a personal story would be a nice addition. Thank you to our colleague Guy Furno, DC for this story.


An 8-month-old girl was not speaking any words, was not hitting her developmental milestones, couldn't sit up on her own, could not hold her head up for too long, never turned her head to the left, held her breath, had rashes, and was constipated. When she would be in the high chair being fed, she would arc her whole body backwards and pass out unconscious.


The pediatrician and pediatric neurologist said the child needed proton pump inhibitors but that they would have to wait another 6 months to do an MRI because they needed to anesthetize her.


The parents asked about chiropractic care but both MDs told them that a chiropractor “would kill her.”


The parents were terrified, but eventually they came to my office because the baby was getting worse and modern medicine offered no answers.


The parents brought in the child. I adjusted her at C1 to correct the subluxation. It took less than a minute. The parents asked, "that's it?" and I told them "that's it."

The parents called me that night to tell me that she was able to sit and eat without going unconscious and that she already had a bowel movement. Four days later at her next visit she was now rolling onto her belly, lifting her head while prone, turning her head to the left, and was no longer passing out. She was having about three bowel movements per day and, miracle of miracles ... I didn't "kill her."


Headaches and Chiropractic

What Puts the Ache in Headache?

The ache in headache does not come from your brain—your brain cannot feel pain. For example, during brain surgery a patient may be wide awake, talking to the surgeons while his brain is being operated on (a local anesthetic numbs the scalp). What puts the "ache" in headache? Stretched, compressed, irritated, inflamed or infected blood vessels, membranes and cranial nerves.

The Chiropractic Approach

Millions of headache sufferers turn to the natural, drug-free chiropractic approach to health. (1) Why? Because chiropractic has a unique approach—chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to analyze your body for a serious and often ignored condition that can damage your nerves, inflame your tissues, cause muscles to tighten and knot, weaken your body, cause fatigue and set the stage for sickness and disease: the subluxation. A subluxation is a tiny distortion or misalignment in your spine that stresses your nervous system, the system that controls your body.

Patients who received chiropractic showed significant improvement, on a par with those given a powerful prescription drugs and without the side effects. (2)

Anyone suffering from headaches (and any other condition) should make sure they are free from subluxations—for the health of their whole body, not just certain parts.

The More Organic Food the Less Cancer


In a study, 68,946 French adult volunteers (mean age 44) were asked how much organic foods they ate. After adjusting for variables such as smoking, physical activity, alcohol intake, fiber intake and others, it was found that those who ate the most organic foods had the lowest risk of cancer.


Numerous other human and animal studies have shown the same thing. Why? The answer may be that there are less cancer-causing pesticides (or none) in organic foods. (3)


Questions and Answers About Chiropractic


Question: Is chiropractic dangerous?

Answer: No!


A study done by the World Health Organization, published in the journal Spine, found there was no evidence of excess risk of vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke following chiropractic spinal adjustments. In the study, researchers noted that patients are no more likely to suffer a stroke following chiropractic care than they would after visiting their family doctor’s office. (4) Also, malpractice insurance premiums for chiropractors are a fraction of that for MDs.


And They Say Vitamins and Homeopathy are Dangerous?


The 35th annual report from the American Association of Poison Control shows zero deaths from vitamins, homeopathic remedies, Asian medicine or ayurvedic medicine. (5)


Researching Chiropractic

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Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems 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.



Migraine and hypnic headaches. A 59-year-old woman suffered from chronic migraines and hypnic headaches (headaches that wake people from sleep) along with nausea and skin rashes. Migraine has a global prevalence of 10% and is the seventh leading cause of time spent disabled. Hypnic headaches are less common.


The patient’s migraines began 15 years prior and significantly affected her quality of life. During that time, her care consisted of Relpax™, a prescription drug, massage and Tylenol™. Her headaches continued unabated. She also recalled that her mother had migraines that began around her menopause.


Chiropractic care of two visits a week for 3 months and then once per week for 6 weeks resulted in resolution of her headaches as well as additional health benefits. (6)


Torticollis, cranial distortion and difficulty feeding. A 13-day-old boy and his twin sister were brought in for chiropractic evaluation and possible care. The boy had torticollis, difficulty latching to his mother’s left breast and cranial distortion. The parents reported that the baby was very gassy and seemed uncomfortable daily. The pediatrician could offer no options.


The parents reported that the boy was in the head down position for most of his time in utero with the weight of his sister on top of him.


After analysis for subluxations of his spine and skull, the boy was adjusted while he was lying on a pillow on his back or on his mother’s chest while she was lying on her back on the chiropractic table.


The child had seven visits over 6 weeks with continued improvements. He was able to latch onto both breasts, the gassiness had decreased and the torticollis had resolved. Improvements were noticed by his third appointment. (7)


Tic douloureux. Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as “tic douloureux,” is a chronic nerve disorder characterized by intense, persistent and often debilitating shooting sensations of pain in the face. The pain is so intense people have killed themselves and for that reason it is sometimes called the “suicide disease.”


A 62-year-old woman came to a chiropractic clinic with a chief complaint of chronic right-sided facial pain of 2 years’ duration which she said felt like stabbing and throbbing, “like a bunch of pitch forks.”


She had experienced three separate automobile accidents over the past 27 years but had no residual symptoms. The pain began four months after she had had a dental surgical procedure, either a filling or root canal on a wisdom tooth on the right side of her face. Over the course of two years, numerous prescription drugs and alternative supplements had been prescribed by multiple doctors and specialists. She had spent over $9,000 in personal funds seeking relief.


Over the course of six months, the patient received 26 chiropractic adjustments. As a result, she experienced significant reductions in frequency and duration of pain. (8)


Success Story

Bells Palsy – Got my smile back!

I am a long time patient who, admittedly, visited sporadically until an infection in my parotid gland caused paralysis on the right side of my face. Dr. Horning treated me two times a day for two weeks with DRASTIC improvements. His treatments gave me my smile back and made my face balanced.

I continue to visit three times a week with the hope of getting full movement again. I continue to see progress each day. I am very thankful to Dr. Horning for helping me heal in such a short amount of time. Traci H.




The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. Mark Twain


Real fishing laws in the US


  • In California, shooting any game from a moving vehicle is illegal if the target is a whale.
  • In Chicago, Illinois fishing in pajamas is illegal.
  • In Idaho fishing from a camel’s back is against the law.
  • In Muncie, Indiana, taking fishing tackle into a cemetery is a crime.
  • In Indiana and Kansas catching fish with bare hands is unlawful.
  • In Kentucky fishing with a bow and arrow is illegal.
  • In Louisiana chasing fish in a city park is against the law.
  • In Montana married women cannot go fishing alone in Sunday. Unmarried woman cannot go fishing alone at all.
  • In Nebraska, Ohio and Oklahoma and Utah fishing for whale is illegal. (Those states don’t even touch the ocean!)
  • In Ohio getting a fish drunk is illegal.
  • In Oklahoma fish cannot be in a fish bowl on a bus.
  • In Pennsylvania using dynamite to catch fish is against the law.
  • In Tennessee catching a fish with a lasso is illegal.
  • In New Jersey, men cannot knit during fishing season.




1. Nilsson N, Christensen HW, Hartvigsen J. The effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of cervicogenic headache. JMPT. 1997;20:326-330.
2. Nelson CF, Bronfort G, Evans R et al. The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for prophylaxis of migraine headache. JMPT. 1998;21(8):511-519.

3. Baudry J et al. Association of frequency of organic food consumption with cancer risk: findings from the NutriNet-Sante Prospective Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178:1597-1606.

4. Cassidy JD et al. Risk of vertebrobasilar stroke and chiropractic care: results of a population-based, case-control and case-crossover study. Spine. 2008;33(4S):S176-S183.

5. Gummin DD et al. 2017 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. National Poison Data System: 35th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology. 2018 Dec 21;1-203.

6. Niddery E, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic migraines and hypnic headaches in a 59-year-old female: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 2, 2019:117-126.

7.Green S, Alcantara J. Resolution of torticollis, breastfeeding difficulties & cranial distortion in a twin infant undergoing chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. July 10, 2019:78-81.

8.Cramer J, Persky A. Reduction of chronic trigeminal neuralgia following upper cervical specific chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. September 9, 2019:56-62.