Science of Chiropractic

Volume 1

181 Pages




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Table of Contents

The Authors. 5

Preface. 6

Brain Connection. 10

Chiropractic, Chronic Back Pain and Brain Shrinkage: A better understanding of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Schizophrenia, Depression and Cognitive Disorders and Chiropractic’s Role. A Literature Review of the Mechanisms. 10

Non-Specific Back Pain, Mechanical Spine Pain, Primary Care Medicine and Chiropractic as Primary Spine Care. 19

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments and the Effects on the Neuro-Endocrine System and the Central Nervous System Connection: A literature review and report 26

Chiropractic’s Mechanism in Pain Modulation and the Connection to Systemic Diseases: A Literature Review and Synthesis on the Possible Effects of Chiropractic on Cancers, Systemic Diseases, Mental and Social Disorders and Sexual Behavior. 31

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments, Changes in Organ Systems & Treatment of Disease: A literature review and report on the positive effects of chiropractic on the autonomic nervous system, heart function and the circulatory system.. 40

Chiropractic Adjustment Indication. 47

Indications for Chiropractic Adjustment – Clinical Perspective. 47

Arthritis. 48

Arthritis Prevention and Chiropractic: Chiropractic prevents arthritis in accident victims, the elderly and the sedentary. 48

Low Back Pain, Arthritis and Chiropractic: A Clinical Correlation. 51

Arthritis and Low Back Pain: Chiropractic Care vs. Heat Treatment 53

Chiropractic Care for OA of the Hip – Patient Education vs. Manual Therapy. 55

Chiropractic and your Medical Doctor. 56

Balance and Movement 56

Balance and Movement and the Effect of Chiropractic Care: Utilization with the Elderly, Cerebral Palsy, the Athlete, and the General Population. 57

Balance, Chronic Pain and Chiropractic. 58

Increased Balance, Movement, and Kinematics as a Result of Chiropractic Care: A research conclusion that affects rehabilitation patients, athletes, balance disorders and increased production in the workplace. 59

Chiropractic care improves brain function and the body’s motor or movement ability: Research findings that redefine care for every rehabilitation patient for all motor disorders. 62

Cost Effectiveness. 64

Chiropractic Saves Federal and Private Insurers $15,897,840,000 and Adds $692,160,000 in Wages to Americans. 64

Work Injuries, Workers Compensation and Chiropractic: A solution to lowering health care costs in America. 66

Work Related Injuries, Recurring Low Back Pain, Chronic Care and Chiropractic Treatment: A Proven Solution to Save Federal, State and Private Insurers $2,871,485,223. 71

Disc Pathology. 73

Back and Leg Pain (Lumbar Radiculopathy) as a Result of Disc Herniation and the Long Term Effect of Chiropractic Care. 74

Sciatica (Leg Pain) & Lumbar Disc Herniation; Surgery vs. Chiropractic Care. 75

Herniated Discs, Radiating Pain and Chiropractic. 77

Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations and Chiropractic Care. 78

Disc Herniations, Bulges, Sciatic Pain and Chiropractic. 80

Disc Injury Causes Pain. 81

Disc Injury Causes Chronic Headache. 82

Chiropractic Management of Radiculopathy Due to Disc Herniation. 82

Spinal Manipulation versus Microdiscectomy in Patients with Sciatica. 83

Geriatrics. 83

Older American Utilization of Chiropractic Care. 83

Dizziness in Older Adults and Chiropractic Care. 84

Urinary Incontinence May Improve With Chiropractic Care: A 6 year “Case Report” study of 21 Cases. 86

Headaches. 87