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|Posted on August 14, 2018 at 12:30 AM|
Dr. David B. Starkey Newsletter www.coveroffice.com August 2018 Welcome to my Chiropractic newsletter. I would like to entertain you, inform you and even inspire you a little. Id love to hear from you; feel free to write to us with any questions or comments. TABLE OF CONTENTS Where Does Chiropractic Come From? Disc Surgery? Wait! And it Will Probably Be Unnecessary Hepatitis B Vaccination More Dangerous Than The Disease Can Animals Get Chiropractic Adjustments? Cough Medicine? Save Your Money Words Of Wisdom Chiropractic and Spinal Research Humor References Where Does Chiropractic Come From? Spinal care has been practiced for thousands of years in cultures throughout the world. For example, nearly 2,500 years ago Hippocrates said Look to the spine for the cure of many diseases.(1) This natural, drugless, ancient form of health care was disappearing as mankind became infatuated with drugs and surgery until it was rediscovered by Dr. D.D. Palmer, a magnetic healer in Davenport, Iowa in 1895. Dr. Palmers janitor, Harvey Lillard, had been deaf for 17 years after an injury occurred. Something gave in my back and my hearing disappeared. Palmer checked Lillards spine and noticed what appeared to be a vertebrae (spinal bone) out of its proper alignment. Could this be causing the mans deafness? wondered Palmer. Laying Lillard down on a table, Dr. Palmer performed the first modern spinal adjustment and Lillards hearing returned. Excited by his new discovery, Dr. Palmer began to check all his patients for spinal displacements (we call them subluxations today) and found they were very common. Patients with digestive problems, sciatica, menstrual troubles, migraines, headaches, epilepsy, heart problems, vision problems, back pain, and many other conditions responded and the word spread; people from near and far flooded Dr. Palmers offices. He was humble about his discovery: I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebrae ¦this art has been practiced for thousands of years.(2) From one lone practitioner in the American mid-west chiropractic has grown into the largest natural, drug-free healing art in the world. Even though chiropractic is the modern version of a healing art that is thousands of years old its still new (and unknown) to so many people who could be helped if only they knew. Please let others know of the wonders of chiropractic care. It could make the difference between drugs and surgery and natural healing. Disc Surgery? Wait and It Will Probably Be Unnecessary This study has to be a surgeons nightmare. According to Spine, one of the most respected medical journals in the world, over 90% of people with disc herniations will get better without surgery by using conservative care such as chiropractic. An MRI (magnetic resonance image) scan will show a disc herniation in approximately 20% of people with no symptoms at all. That means that of 1 in 5 people who feel fine, if you gave them an MRI, youd see a serious disc problem that could be mistaken for a surgical condition. What about those who are told they have a disc herniation and they must get back surgery? The paper says something that would send shivers down the Spine of any orthopedic surgeon: "Over time, most patients with disc herniations recover with or without surgery, so that outcomes after five years are similar when surgical and non-surgical approaches are compared..."(3) In other words disc surgery could be refused by nearly all patients with disc herniations and the ultimate outcome would be no different. But theres more: failed back surgery syndrome. The failure of back surgery in so many cases is now called by a special name: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. There are approximately 600,000 back surgeries performed per year with about 50% failure rate, or an FBSS rate of 300,000 per year. Where can these people turn? Why wait until a disc becomes "hot" before exploring chiropractic care? Chiropractic care may help prevent your spine from deterioration and herniation. Chiropractors have even helped people relieve the pain and frustration of failed back surgery (yes, you can receive chiropractic care if you've had spinal surgery) and even prevent future operations. Please get your spine checked. You get your eyes, teeth, and blood pressure checked, why not your spine? If you know anyone who is facing spinal surgery please have them call us to discuss the chiropractic approach with them. Hepatitis B Vaccination More Dangerous Than The Disease One of the most useless and dangerous vaccines given to children is the hepatitis B vaccine. More children sicken and die or are permanently damaged from this vaccine than from hepatitis B. In other words, the vaccine is far more dangerous than the disease. There is no justification for vaccinating a newborn child for a mostly sexually transmitted disease that is almost exclusively found in prostitutes, IV drug users and similar high-risk groups. Adding to its toxicity is the fact that hepatitis B vaccine has mercury in it which is toxic to the brain. Also the vaccine has never been studied as to its affects on the childs reproductive system or whether it can cause cancer, chronic or other degenerative diseases later in life. Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I doâ?¦and the eyesight to tell the difference. Can animals get chiropractic adjustments? Just as Pierre, pictured above (the dog, not the doctor), is getting his spine checked, any creature with a spine can receive chiropractic care. Many chiropractors adjust dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals. There is even a chiropractic-veterinary association where chiropractors (and many veterinarians) learn how to adjust animal spines. Why do animals need chiropractic care? Any spine can lose its alignment, develop nerve pressure (subluxations) and affect its owners health. Not long ago Life magazine had an article on a chiropractor who works for a zoo and adjusts lizards, tigers and other exotic creatures.(4) Dr. Daniel Kamen, an author on veterinary chiropractic, doesnâ??t back off from adjusting the spines of dogs, cats, and other nonhuman vertebrates. As long as it has a spine, I can adjust it, he said. He has adjusted giraffes, llamas, and a lion Sedated, Kamen added: so was the lion.(5) Cough Medicine? Save Your Money The authors of a study in the Feb 9th, 2002 British Medical Journal had a simple goal: To determine whether over-the-counter cough medicines are effective for acute cough in adults. So they reviewed all the controlled trials they could find 328 studies but only 15 were set up with a control group, were of adults, aged 16 or older who didnt have asthma, tuberculosis or cancer. Their review showed that there is no good evidence that over-the-counter cough medicines worked. On top of that antihistamines and antihistamine-congestant combinations were found to work no better than a placebo. (6) Words of Wisdom The souls are all one. Only the bodies divide us. Therefore, one who places the body before the spirit can never experience true love or friendship. Lubavitcher Rebbe The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it. Louis Pasteur Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Kahlil Gibran Chiropractic and Spinal Research Did you know there are thousands of journal papers on the wonders of chiropractic and spinal care in health and disease? Anyone who has any kind of health problem needs chiropractic care. A 38-year-old male with hypertension After 14 years of high blood pressure and the side effects of medication which included bloating sensations, depression, fatigue, and impotency, a 38-year-old male began chiropractic care. Chiropractic analysis revealed vertebral subluxation complex at levels C6-7, T3-4, and T7-8. All medications were stopped after seven adjustments and blood pressure remained at normal levels.(7) A 63-year-old man with leg numbness and lower back pain A 63-year-old man had a 36-month history of right leg numbness and recurrent lower back pain. Complete resolution of right anterior leg numbness followed a series of chiropractic adjustments for subluxations.(8) Children raised under chiropractic are healthier than children raised under medicine 200 chiropractors and 200 pediatricians were surveyed regarding the health of their children. The survey revealed that the chiropractic children had dramatically lower antibiotic use and disease in general, especially ear infections compared to the medical children. If the chiropractic children did get measles, rubella or mumps, etc. it was reported that the diseases were quite mild compared to those exhibited by their classmates.(9) Thank you for reading. Please write and let us know what you think of our newsletter. Stop by the office to keep yourself free from subluxations and remember to bring your friends and loved ones everyone needs a spinal checkup. BYE! I hope to see you soon. References 1. Ligeros KA. How Ancient Healing Governs Modern Therapeutics. New York: G.P. Putnamâ??s Sons, 1937. 2. Palmer DD. The Chiropractor's Adjustor. Portland, OR, 1910. 3. McCulloch M. Focus issue on lumbar herniation: macro- and microdiscectomy. Spine. 21(245):45s-56s. 4. Animal adjusting. Life Magazine. Feb 2000;86. 5. Kamen D. Animal adjusting - why, how, when and when not to adjust. 6. Schroeder K, Fahey T. Systemic review of randomised controlled trial of over the counter cough medicines for acute cough in adults. BMJ. 2002;324-329. 7. Plaugher G, Bachman TR. Chiropractic management of a hypertensive patient: a case study. JMPT, 1993. 8. Flatt DW. Resolution of a double-crush syndrome. J MPT. July/August 1994;17(6):395-397. 9. Van Breda WM, Van Breda JM. A comparative study of the health status of children raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. Journal of Chiropractic Research. Summer 1989.