Several recently published case studies have shown that people with Parkinson’s disease improve after Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. The improvement not only involved decreasing the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, but also increasing the quality of life. Quality of life can be assessed scientifically by using specific questionnaires developed by researchers that evaluate different aspects of a persons well being.
I have been working with several people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease over the past several years. None of these cases had their symptoms completely go away, however, in most cases the symptoms improved! If you visit my website and read the patient testimonials, one of my patients submitted a good report about his Parkinson’s symptoms improving after starting NUCCA care. Go to http://sherwoodspinalcare.com/testimonials/ scroll down and read the review about Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. The common symptoms are shaking (tremor), muscle rigidity, and slow movement. We know that the degeneration effects a part of the brain called the substantia nigra.
The brain cells in this area produce dopamine, an important neuro-transmitter.
As I have discussed in my previous posts, NUCCA care has a positive effect on the central nervous system. Because of this, central nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Vertigo, and other conditions can respond well to the NUCCA procedure. Even if these disorders do not completely go away, improvement to some degree can mean the difference in quality of life for the person suffering the disease.
With Parkinson’s disease, many people think of the shaking or tremor that the person may have, especially in the hands. But another symptom that can be extremely difficult is the rigidity that is associated with Parkinson’s. Rigidity, is an abnormal contraction of the muscles, like a spasm that does not go away. This can effect the arms and legs or the trunk itself.
I have had several cases in my office where the rigidity has reduced substantially after NUCCA care. This improvement alone can be very helpful to the person and improve their quality of life. The rigidity can increase back and neck pain, alter posture dramatically and involuntarily, and inhibit normal activity. In one case I have helped, the rigidity was so severe it forced the posture of the trunk forward. This made it impossible for the person to straighten the trunk or lift the head so that the eyes were looking straight forward. Instead the person was forced into a bent forward posture with the head and eyes looking downward. This posture was extremely rigid once it occured. Even taking a deep breath was inhibited, and laying flat on the back impossible. After, NUCCA care this rigidity decreased and the posture became normalized decreasing the painful and debilitating symptoms for the patient.
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Remember, there are alternative approaches to these difficult problems. This procedure can be very helpful, either in addition to standard medical care as a complementary system, or in some cases as an alternative to drug treatment alone.
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