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May 1, 2024

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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.

Are you 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

  • Seniors benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments.

  • Chiropractic Care and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Did you know?

  • Can Chiropractic Care Help with Seasonal Allergies

  • Traditional Eating – Nutritional Benefits of Eating Organ Meats

  • Researching Chiropractic

  • Success Story

  • Humor

Seniors benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic care has emerged as a cornerstone of wellness for the aging population, providing a non-invasive solution for managing pain and enhancing mobility. As individuals age, the wear and tear on their bodies can lead to chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, decreased flexibility, and a heightened risk of falls. Regular chiropractic adjustments offer a promising avenue to address these age-related challenges, supporting seniors in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.


Regular chiropractic care can lead to significant health benefits for seniors. These adjustments help improve spinal alignment and function, reducing pain and increasing the range of motion. Importantly, chiropractic care helps decrease dependency on prescription painkillers, which are often associated with significant side effects and risks, particularly in older adults.

One of the primary benefits of chiropractic adjustments for seniors is mobility enhancement. Improved mobility is crucial for maintaining independence, performing daily activities, and reducing the risk of falls—a major concern for the elderly. Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, and improving balance and coordination with chiropractic care can significantly mitigate this risk.

In addition to enhancing physical capabilities, chiropractic care has been linked to improved cognitive function. A study published in the ‘Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics’ found that chiropractic adjustments may influence somatosensory processing, sensory integration, and motor control, which are all factors in cognitive processes. This suggests that chiropractic care could potentially slow down cognitive decline associated with aging.(1)

The anti-inflammatory benefits of chiropractic adjustments are also notable. Chronic inflammation is common in seniors and can exacerbate arthritis symptoms and other conditions. Chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation levels, alleviate pain, and improve overall health by aligning the spine and improving the body’s physical function.

Chiropractic care offers many benefits for the elderly, from reducing reliance on medication and enhancing mobility to improving cognitive function and managing inflammation. Regular chiropractic adjustments can be a safe and effective strategy for seniors looking to maintain their independence and quality of life. As always, it is important for individuals to consult with their healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for their specific health needs.

    Chiropractic Care and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. While the primary treatment for IBS typically involves dietary changes, medications, and psychological interventions, an emerging area of interest is the potential role of chiropractic care in managing this condition.

Chiropractors use a variety of manual therapies, including spinal adjustments, to alleviate pain and improve the functional abilities of patients.

The connection between chiropractic care and IBS may lie in the concept of visceral somatic response. This theory suggests that spinal misalignments (subluxations) can lead to nerve interference, affecting the functioning of internal organs, including those within the gastrointestinal tract. By correcting these subluxations, chiropractors can improve nerve function and, consequently, the overall health of the digestive system.

A pilot study conducted by researchers found that patients with IBS who received chiropractic spinal adjustments showed significant improvements in symptoms compared to those who did not receive such care. The study suggested spinal adjustments might help manage IBS symptoms by improving gastrointestinal function through enhanced nerve communication.(2)

Did you know?

American Mother’s Day: The direct precursor to the current American Mother’s Day was championed by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s. After her mother died in 1905, Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Jarvis successfully campaigned to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States, with President Woodrow Wilson officially designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day in 1914.

The first television commercial aired on July 1, 1941, before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. It was just 10 seconds long and for Bulova Watches. It was broadcast on WNBT (now WNBC) in New York City and reportedly cost between $4 and $9 to air.

Can Chiropractic Care Help with Seasonal Allergies

As the flowers bloom and the trees regain their leaves, many of us brace for the return of seasonal allergies. Amidst the common remedies like antihistamines and nasal sprays, an unlikely hero might be found in chiropractic care. Surprisingly, this method, which focuses on the body’s musculoskeletal alignment, may offer a breath of fresh air for allergy sufferers.

Unpacking the Connection Between Chiropractic Care and Allergies

Chiropractic care is based on the belief that proper alignment of the body’s structure, particularly the spine, promotes self-healing. This approach can be particularly beneficial for those with allergies. The rationale is that spinal adjustments may enhance nervous system function, crucial for maintaining a robust immune system. A well-functioning immune system can combat the histamines that trigger allergy symptoms.

The Role of the Spine in Allergic Responses

The spine is a pivotal highway for nerve communication throughout the body. Misalignments, known as subluxations, can impede this communication, stressing the nervous system and potentially weakening immune defenses. Regular chiropractic adjustments aim to correct these misalignments, possibly reducing allergic reactions by enhancing the body’s natural immune responses.

Evidence Supporting Chiropractic Care for Allergies

Research into the effects of chiropractic care on allergies is still developing, but some findings are promising. For example, adjustments may help alleviate respiratory symptoms associated with allergies by improving the flow of nerve signals and blood circulation. This could theoretically lessen the body’s sensitivity to allergens.(3)

Integrative Strategies for Managing Allergies

Beyond spinal adjustments, chiropractors often recommend lifestyle and dietary changes to support immune health. Increasing the intake of anti-inflammatory foods and supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, can strengthen the body’s defenses against allergic reactions.

Traditional Eating

The Nutritional Benefits of Eating Organ Meats

Organ meats, or offal, have been integral to traditional diets across various cultures for centuries. These meats, which include liver, heart, kidneys, and brain, are not only highly nutritious but also economical and sustainable. The nutritional advocate Weston A. Price extensively documented the benefits of organ meats in traditional diets, revealing their pivotal role in fostering health and vitality.

Weston A. Price, a dentist and researcher in the early 20th century, studied the diets of indigenous populations around the world. His research, compiled in his landmark book “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,” highlighted that communities consuming a diet rich in animal fats and organ meats enjoyed remarkable dental and overall physical health, far superior to those in industrialized areas who consumed modern processed foods. Price noted that these traditional diets were rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K, which are abundantly found in organ meats.

One of the most celebrated organ meats is liver, often described as nature’s multivitamin. Liver is an excellent source of Vitamin A, essential for healthy vision, immune function, and skin health. It is also rich in iron, which is crucial for forming hemoglobin in the blood and preventing anemia. Liver provides high levels of B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, which supports nerve function and the production of DNA and red blood cells.

Heart meat is another nutritious organ packed with Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), vital for energy production and antioxidant protection. It is also a good source of selenium, zinc, and phosphorus, which play critical roles in hormone synthesis, immune response, and bone health.

Kidneys are rich in selenium, a trace element that supports the body’s antioxidant systems and boosts immune function. They are also an excellent source of iron and B vitamins.

Despite their nutritional benefits, organ meats have fallen out of favor in many Western diets due to changes in culinary preferences and misconceptions about their health impacts. However, their dense nutrient profile and the advocacy of nutritional pioneers like Weston A. Price suggests that reintroducing organ meats into the diet can benefit those seeking to optimize their health.

Incorporating organ meats into meals can be a step toward rediscovering the wisdom of traditional diets, as documented by Weston A. Price. Individuals can potentially enhance their overall health and well-being by enriching their diet with these meats’ concentrated vitamins and minerals.

Researching Chiropractic

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 positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication and drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A 28-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis sought chiropractic care in hopes of finding relief for her migrating peripheral joint pain. Before care, she had a medical history that included symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, joint and toe pain, and occasional double vision. After three months of chiropractic care, follow-up X-rays revealed significant improvements in her spine’s structural integrity and alignment. By the 12-week mark, a subsequent examination was conducted, and the patient reported that she was no longer taking prescription drugs for her joint pain. Her symptoms of fatigue, swollen/painful joints, difficulty sleeping, headaches, dizziness, blurred/double vision, chest pain, frequent colds/flu, and digestive problems had all significantly decreased. She also had an increased range of motion, particularly in the cervicothoracic junction. The patient’s QVAS score dropped from 14 to 6, with her worst pain level being a 2 out of 10. She continues to receive chiropractic care. (4)

An 11-year-old with ADHD: A child aged 11, diagnosed with ADHD, had not yet outgrown his “primitive reflexes” and scored poorly on the Interactive Metronome, a scientifically backed tool for training and assessment. Following the advice of his chiropractor, the child underwent reexaminations at visits 12 and 24, which showed significant improvements in his behavior, reduction in his primitive reflexes, and improvement in his Interactive Metronome scores. The implementation of non-invasive techniques, such as chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation for primitive reflexes, and the use of Interactive Metronome, resulted in notable progress for a child previously diagnosed with ADHD. (5)

Success Story

Neck and back pain

I came to Dr. Horning for intermittent back and neck pain.  I am a young guy and was surprised at the amount of damage I have caused my body.  We started on a regiment to get my back straight and strong.

    After the first treatment, actually right after the first treatment I felt no pain.  I am very active during the day, and there is a point where I always expect the lower back pain; but none came.  No matter what activity I did, cleaning or working on the car, there was no pain.

    I have been going for a couple weeks now and I can see a marked improvement in my quality of life.  I would recommend anyone with pain to try it.  Tom B


Why did the frog take the bus to work?

Because his car got toad!

Why did the baby cookie cry?

Because his mom was a wafer for so long!

How do chiropractors keep their office so neat?

They always straighten things out!

Why do chiropractors make great detectives?

They always get to the bottom of things by cracking the case!


  1. Holt, K., Haavik, H., Lee, A. C., Murphy, B., & Elley, C. R. (2012). Effectiveness of chiropractic care to improve sensorimotor function associated with falls risk in older people: a randomized controlled trial. *Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics*, 35(5), 355-364.

  2. Mueller, S. M., & Gater, D. R. (2015). The role of chiropractic care in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: A pilot study. _Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics_, 38(9), 674-678.

  3. American Chiropractic Association. (2021). *The impact of chiropractic care on immune function: A practitioner’s guide. * [White Paper]. Retrieved from https://www.acatoday.org/research-and-guidance/

  4. Brown D, Korten J. Improvement Following Subluxation-Based Corrective Chiropractic Care in a 28-Year-Old Female Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Study & Review of Literature Annals of Vertebral Subluxation ResearchVolume 2023 Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 24, 2023 ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 141-149.

Rubin D. Positive Health Outcomes Following Chiropractic, Primitive Reflexes Integration and Interactive Metronome Use in a Child Diagnosed with ADHD: A Case StudyJournal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health ChiropracticVolume 2024Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ March 1, 2024 ~ Pages 1-6

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