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Former Professional Baseball Catcher Battles Parkinson’s Disease

Head Trauma May Be Linked to Parkinson’s Disease and Other Conditions The Washington Post and other news organizations are reporting that former Colorado Rockies catcher Ben Petrick is battling Parkinson’s disease. At times he has trouble speaking and getting his thoughts across due to his Parkinson’s, along with many of the other common symptoms, including [...]

2013-10-16T05:15:39+00:00October 16th, 2013|Parkinson's disease|Comments Off on Former Professional Baseball Catcher Battles Parkinson’s Disease

Former Professional Baseball Catcher Battles Parkinson’s Disease

Head Trauma May Be Linked to Parkinson’s Disease and Other Conditions The Washington Post and other news organizations are reporting that former Colorado Rockies catcher Ben Petrick is battling Parkinson’s disease. At times he has trouble speaking and getting his thoughts across due to his Parkinson’s, along with many of the other common symptoms, including [...]

2020-07-24T03:32:29+00:00October 16th, 2013|Parkinson's disease|Comments Off on Former Professional Baseball Catcher Battles Parkinson’s Disease

Head trauma, Parkinson’s Disease and Muhammad Ali

Parkinson's: Ali’s Toughest Opponent HealthDay News is reporting that boxing legend Muhammad Ali -- the only three-time World Heavyweight Champion -- continues to fight his most challenging opponent ever: Parkinson's disease. And according to his daughter, he's still facing life straight on. "This is the man who when he was fighting would say 'I'm going [...]

2020-07-24T03:04:55+00:00July 31st, 2013|Parkinson's disease|Comments Off on Head trauma, Parkinson’s Disease and Muhammad Ali

Parkinson’s Disease, Contact Sports and NUCCA Part 2 of 2

Previously on this blog we had talked about the connection between problems in the upper neck, brain changes, contact sports and Parkinson's Disease.  Today we take a closer look into the procedure that is giving so many people with Parkinson's disease new hope. In the March 2011 Edition of the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Dr. [...]

2020-07-24T02:48:58+00:00May 22nd, 2013|NUCCA, Parkinson's disease|Comments Off on Parkinson’s Disease, Contact Sports and NUCCA Part 2 of 2

Parkinson’s Disease, Contact Sports and NUCCA Part 1 of 2

NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and former professional basketball player Brian Grant were all in the news in the past few weeks.  All 3 of these men played in contact sports, where they suffered repeated head and neck traumas and all 3 of these men have been diagnosed with Parkinson's [...]

Multiple sclerosis and a whack to the head: what’s the connection?

Many people that been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have a history of head or neck trauma prior to the onset of their symptoms. Why is that? The research may provide the answer.  Research exists that shows the correlation between upper neck injuries, head traumas and the onset of neurological disorders like Multiple Sclerosis. Former WCA researcher of [...]

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