A Miracle? Or a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A mother’s story about her daughter and her chiropractor.

Emily D. H.
DOB: May 20,1998
7 pounds, 15 ounces; 20 inches
Full Term – C-section because of breech.
Health, alert, and a happy baby girl.

          Emily sat up with no support at 5 months old. At 7 months old Emily rolled over for her first time (back to stomach). How exciting for us. As the days went on Emily didn’t roll over anymore.

          On February 22, 1999 Emily went for her 9 month check-up to see her pediatrician. Her doctor said he was very concerned about Emily because she seemed to have a developmental delay. Emily at this point was not rolling over – would not tolerate to be on her belly at all (she screamed)! She would also not put any pressure on her legs or feet. She would clunch her legs up to her belly – she would not straighten out her legs to stand at all. Therefore she had no desire to get on all fours, crawl or walk. Her doctor decided he would like her to see a pediatric neurologist (in Grand Rapids). Also he wanted her to start physical therapy 3 times a week.

          Emily started physical therapy on February 24, 1999. Two weeks into her therapy Emily rolled over from back to front again (at 9 ½ months old) from her first time at 7 months old. A week later she was rolling back to stomach and stomach to back. Was therapy really going to help?

          On May 19, 1999 (1 day before Emily’s 1st year birthday) she went to see the pediatric neurologist. This doctor said she was unaware of what could be wrong with Emily. She said, “I’ve never seen a baby that won’t stand at all!” An appointment to have a MRI of the brain, a MRI of the lower spinal and blood work (to rule out any muscle disease) was scheduled for July 1st, 1999 (at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids). While waiting for this appointment Emily’s pediatrician decided to send her over to have xrays done of her hips. Results came back normal. So we waited to have the MRI’s and blood work done, while now having physical therapy twice a week. Not seeing any significant progress in therapy at this point. Emily’s appointment was here and we went through the MRI’s and blood work! Results came back all normal. All doctors were saying, “She’s so puzzling, we don’t know what could be wrong.” Still saying Emily has a developmental delay.

          From February 1999 to July 1st, 1999 Emilys therapy progress consisted of: reaching for items away from her (bending over), sitting up straight with her legs straight in front of her (instead of in a wide position), picking up Cheerios with her forefinger and thumb, tolerating being on her belly, getting on her belly from a sitting position, and rolling over consistently. Little progress was on its way but nothing significant!!

          Emilys mother now is carrying around a 22 pound 13 month old child and definitely needs to go see Dr. Palmer. “My back is out of wack!” I tell him about Emily not crawling or walking and he says, “Bring her in to be adjusted!” I’m thinking, “How weird!” “Should I try it?” I’m thinking “Emily’s not going to let him touch her!” Well, guess what. I decide, “What’s to lose? We’ll try it!” Emily was adjusted on July 22nd, 1999 for her first time – just an hour after her adjustment I was seeing improvement. She was going from laying on her belly to pushing up on her hands and moving backwards to an upright sitting position on her butt! How amazing, could it be the adjustment or was it a miracle? Emily went back on July 25 and each time I seen more improvement. This time she started putting pressure on her legs standing for a period of 2 minutes at a time. Also was sitting on her knees (which at therapy when we had put her on her knees she would scream and cry). Now she was doing it herself and tolerating it. Next appoint August 3rd she was doing more standing and putting pressure on her knees. I kept saying I’ll keep bringing her to the chiropractor because this is the best improvement we’ve ever seen. On August 7, 1999 was Emilys 4th appointment to be adjusted. Later that night Emily (14 months old) got on all fours and started crawling! First 2 moves forward and minutes later 9 and 10 moves forward! How amazing! Definitely now convinced that chiropractic is a wonderful thing! On Monday, August 9th, 1999 Emily is now standing (with the support of someone holding her under her arms). She puts pressure on her feet moving fast stamping her feet as though she was running. By Tuesday, August 10, 1999 Emily was crawling room to room! We can’t wait for another adjustment!

Call today to get your kids checked. 912-756-3433

Crutched – the Antibiotic and You

SocietyIf society as we know it were to end tomorrow and the pharmacies no longer had any drugs for the diagnosis  doctors were able to find, would your family know how to survive?

? How many of your family members depend on antibiotics to support their immune system?

? Did you know that taking 2-5 antibiotics in a two year period can increase your chances of cancer in the following 6 years?

? Are you aware that there are approximately 2 pounds of good bacteria that inhabit your body that help with digestion, bone density, and overall function? Does the antibiotic know which are good bacteria and bad bacteria?

Chiropracticly speaking, the body is a self healing organism that needs the proper nutrition, sleep, exercise, and lack of interference to function at 100 percent of its innate (genetic) potential.

Only in the last 100 years of 3000-7000 years of recorded history on health have our scientists said “WE ARE SMARTER THAN INNATE“, by overriding processes in the body that have served mankind successfully for thousands of years. As a believer in God, a higher intelligence that organized the universe, I have a hard time when we do something to cause interference in the natural organization. Example – you’re taking a statin drug for high cholesterol. When you stop taking it, does the lab test for cholesterol register at normal or does it go back to the elevated level? If it goes back to being elevated, what healing actually took place while you were on the medication? Why didn’t you just change the diet and lifestyle that got you to the high cholesterol in the first place?

?Did you know that there are studies that show people who take statin drugs may be as susceptible to death as the person with the same lab values that elects not to take the statin drugs? Did you know that statin drugs can cause organ failure which may lead to a premature death?

Listen to Dr. Dean Sottile and how chiropractic removes interference without compromising the natural function of the body.

To learn more about true “health” care call us today.

Palmer Chiropractic – 912-756-3433 – Richmond Hill, GA

Asthma & Allergies Unlocked

Asthma Diagnosis on the RiseOver the past 10 years, there has been a 6.0% increase in hospital admissions with asthma and allergies. The majority of these patients are either young males or older females (post puberty).

What is Asthma?

– According to Wikipedia  “Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, “panting”) is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm.[2] Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.”

But that doesn’t tell us – Why?

Asthma Bronchial TubesWhy do the tubes in the lungs swell and constrict? – Genes – It is possible that some 100 genes are linked to asthma – 25 of which have been associated with separate populations as of 2005. Genes linked to asthma also play roles in managing the immune system and inflammation. There have not been consistent results from genetic studies across populations.

Anthrax

Anthrax

Pollen

Pollen

Since Genes have not been directly linked across all populations, what is causing these cells to over react to substances that most people do not over react to? Why does the body perceive common pollen as dangerous, like anthrax or chemical poisons? Could it be a mis-communication?

As you can see Anthrax has a different size, shape – oval to spherical, texture – smooth to spiked, and color – green to orange of pollen. These are things our kids learn in kindergarten.

Why doesn’t the smartest thing in the world, the human body with over 1,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 14th power) neural connections, able to adapt and over come a simple exercise as recognizing pollen?

Researchers in Japan may have unlocked an answer

In a study of over 900 patients with bronchial asthma, it was concluded that:  “According to the results of this study the possibility may be considered that chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral deformity in the thoracic region had a significant effect on the immune function of atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma patients. The adrenal cortex functions of these allergy patients may be in the chronic decline condition with this chronic nerve compression. A sure treatment effect cannot be obtained without considering the nature and the function of the autonomous nerves.”

Plain english – by adjusting the misplaced vertebra in the lower mid back,  opening the space of the pinched nerve allows the brain to communicate with the tissues, so normal function was recorded, asthma relief was felt by a majority of the study participants.

Please read the entire study at The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2004 Volume 2 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/13ab

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the science and art of finding and correcting vertebra that are misplaced and causing neurological dysfunction. By moving the vertebra back to its normal position and allowing the command and control system of the body (nervous system) to function at optimum performance, your body is free to function as it should. Call today to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor.

Our office in Richmond Hill GA

ChiropracticPalmer Chiropractic

11400 Ford Ave

Richmond Hill, GA  31324
912-756-3433
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