High Blood Pressure

Discussion: The findings of this study represent the first demonstration of a sustained BP lowering effect associated with a procedure to correct the alignment of the Atlas vertebra. The improvement in BP following the correction of Atlas misalignment is similar to that seen by giving two different antihypertensive agents simultaneously. Moreover, this reduction in BP persisted at 8 weeks and was not associated with pain or pain relief or any other symptom that could be associated with a rise in BP.

Measure Control Treatment Delta P-value
Arterial blood pressure Pre Post Delta Pre Post Delta
Systolic BP 145.3 142.1 -3.2 147 129.8 -17.2 14.0 <0.0001
Diastolic BP 91.0 89.2 -1.8 92.5 82.2 -10.3 8.4 0.002
Pulse Rate 73.3 73.8 0.5 73.6 73.3 -0.3 -0.8 0.80
Alignment variables
Degree of pelvic distortion frontal plane 3.8 3.7 0.1 3.6 0.04 3.6 -3.5 <0.0001
Degree of pelvic distortion transverse plane 1.4 1.3 0.1 2.0 0.3 1.7 -1.6 0.0003
Lateral displacement of C-7 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.04 0.9 -0.8 0.002
Weight Differential 11.4 9.2 2.6 13.9 6.8 7.0 -4.5 0.10
% of weight differential 5.5 4.3 1.3 6.8 3.4 3.4 -2.1 0.12

Abbreviation: BP, blood pressure.

a All values are expressed as means.

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Autoimmune Diseases are on the Rise

Virginia  Ladd, President of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) said “With the rapid increase in autoimmune diseases, it clearly suggests that environmental factors are at play due to the significant increase in these diseases. Genes do not change in such a short period of time.”

The key words in her statement are environmental factors , because what environmental changes have happened  in the our  world’s health in the last 40 years? Do the plants still grow the same? Yes. Do wild animals still grow the same? Yes. Is a little girl in a third world nation as susceptible as you to an Autoimmune Disease? Statistics say “No”. Then we need to ask ourselves WHY? What has effected the health of an entire segment of our population?

One researcher took a look at statistics and wrote this paper “THE EFFECT OF INFECTIONS ON SUSCEPTIBILITY TO AUTOIMMUNE AND ALLERGIC DISEASES” by JEAN-FRANÇOIS BACH, M.D., D.SC.  In his article in the New England Journal of Medicine September 2002, the French researcher Jean-Francois Bach correlated a possible relationship with the decrease in treatable childhood diseases and the incurable autoimmune diseases. Please see the graph below.   http://coronadobio.com/pdfs/Bach%20NEJM%202002.pdf

More research in Japan has lead to some new theories involving the T-cells:

New research suggests that systemic autoimmunity (SLE – systemic lupus erythematosus) is the consequence of overstimulating the immune system with an antigen to levels that surpass the body’s homeostasis (normal function).    http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/ijr.10.94

In the book The UltraMind Solution,  Dr. Mark Hyman says “We are becoming hypersensitive to our environments, perhaps because we live in an over-sterilized environment and our immune systems don’t mature properly or because we are eating hybridized and genetically modified (GMO) foods full of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, and additives that were unknown to our immune systems just a generation or two ago.”

According to  Dr. Frederick Miller of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences “The best way to combat the rise in autoimmune diseases is to do research to understand the genetic and environmental risk factors for them, so that those who are at highest risk for developing disease after certain environmental exposures might be able to minimize those exposures and prevent the development of autoimmune disease.”

The immune system is a wonderful and complicated system. We have yet to scratch the surface of how it works. When a patient wants a full and complete immune system, We don’t think there are any short cuts. It’s just like training for a marathon: you start off small and work up to larger and larger distances, so that when the Marathon comes you’re prepared. If you’ve always used vaccinations, antibiotics, and antivirals to crutch your immune system, the “27 mile” pneumonia may be too much for you to handle.

At Palmer Chiropractic, we work with our patients to correct vertebra that are misaligned and causing neurological dysfunction. When the nervous system is free of interference and the body can utilize the maximum ability to command and control all of the bodily functions, many of our patients complaints go away. As a chiropractor I do not treat disease, but many of my patients who have had their vertebra  adjusted and the interference corrected, have commented how much better they feel. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Trace Palmer for your chiropractic evaluation.

Palmer Chiropractic
11400 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA  31324
912-756-3433

Headaches and Migraines – Relief Update

Palmer Chiropractic in Richmond Hill –  Most headaches are not fatal but they negatively impact the quality of our lives. In bad cases,  headaches restrict our occupation and social life. Headaches have a wide range of causes including infection, hangovers, mal-nourishment, lack of sleep and even serious conditions, such as subluxations, aneurysms, tumors, and TIAs.

Get Relief - ChiropractorThe most common headaches include tension and migraine, which are associated with nervous system disorders. Almost 280 million people in the U.S. will experience some type of headache. Nearly 14 million people experience headaches on a near-daily basis (one in five women and one in twenty men, experience migraine headaches). About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraines. American employers lose more than $13 billion each year as a result of 113 million lost work days.  Migraines cost employers and employees billions of dollars.

In a migraine headache, the blood vessel on the outside of the skull under the skin of the temple enlarges. When this occurs, nerves around the artery stretches and releases compounds that cause irritation and severe pain. The larger the blood vessel gets, the more intense the pain.

Chiropractor - Adjustment

Most people know Chiropractic care can benefit patients for tension/cervicogenic headaches. But, can Chiropractic care help migraines too? Here’s what research dating all the way back to 1997 says… The study, published in the Journal Of Manipulative And Physiological Therapeutics (2011), compared  medication, spinal adjustments, and the combination of both medication and adjustments. There was a 4 week baseline period, followed by 8 weeks of treatment and then 4 weeks of follow-up on a total of 218 patients diagnosed with migraine headaches.

RESULTS: “Clinically important improvement was observed in both primary and secondary outcomes in all three study groups over time. The reduction in headache index scores during treatment compared with baseline was 49% for amitriptyline, 40% for spinal manipulation, and 41% for the combined group. During the post-treatment follow-up period, the reduction from baseline was 24% for amitriptyline, 42% for spinal manipulation, and 25% for the combined group.”

CONCLUSION: “There was no advantage to combining amitriptyline and spinal manipulation for the treatment of migraine headaches. Spinal manipulation seemed to be as effective as a well-established and efficacious treatment (amitriptyline). And on the basis of a benign side effects profile, it should be considered a treatment option for patients with frequent migraine headaches.”

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.

Yours in health,

Dr. Trace Palmer

Palmer Chiropractic

11400 Ford Ave

Richmond Hill, Ga 31324

912-756-3433

2011 Study – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21640251 JMPT

2010 Study – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19837005 Spine Journal

2001 Study – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11562654 JMPT

1998 Study – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9798179 JMPT

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