Feeling Good Equals Health?

Many people in our community believe that feeling good is an expression of health. So let’s look at the two x-rays below. Both of these people feel good. Both have been in traumatic accidents. Do they both have a healthy spine?Cervical Curve Lordodic Kyphotic Pain

As you can see, the x-ray on the left is a normal cervical curve (lordosis) while the one on the right side has reversed cervical curve (kyphotic). The center of gravity on the left x-ray is located on the bony structures  in the back of the neck (that were designed to hold up the head), while the right x-ray has a center of gravity that is over the disks. If we look at the vertebra and their shapes, the left x-ray has good definition without any signs of degeneration but the right xray shows signs of a compression fracture of  C6 and anterior degeneration on C4 & C5; all disks seem to have a normal height.

Which one of these patients has a better chance of having less problems later in life?

Let’s see if you can match up the following facts to the correct xray?

A – 19 years old

B – 43 years old

C – No stitches in head

D – 73 stitches in head

E – No car accidents

F – Car Accidents (4) – Including a totaled Jeep 4×4

G – Never had a trampoline

H – Has a trampoline – one fall but no “injury”

I – No chiropractic care as a child

J – Chiropractic care throughout childhood

Now that you have completed the list which goes to which?

Cervical Curve Lordodic Kyphotic Pain

B, D, F, G, J                                                                                   A, C, E, H, I

That’s right, the x-ray on the right is the author, Dr. Trace Palmer, who has been adjusted on a regular basis all my life. Even through a rough childhood of football, baseball, soccer, wrestling, and college rugby I was able to maintain a healthy cervical spine.

A radiologist that I know looked at the x-ray on the right, just C4-C7, and said it looked like a 40 – 50 year old.

The 19 year old was involved in a trampoline accident over 10 years ago. They had some neck pain but the pain went away and it was forgotten about. Now this person has a long life ahead of them with lots of work to do to stop or slow down the degeneration.

Children playingWhen statistics show us that by the the time our child has reached 10 years old they have had 200 significant falls, we see why chiropractic care for children is so important. When a subluxation can be detected before it degenerates and it’s adjusted to its proper place, the tissues can heal properly and a child is given a second chance.  How many times did you fall off the monkey bars to get where you are now? How many times did you get checked by a chiropractor? How many times should you have been checked by a chiropractor?


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.

High Blood Pressure Study Link

Why do I take X-rays

Why should I get an X-ray at a Chiropractors Office

Many of my patients and perspective patients ask why I take x-rays?

In a two part answer:

#1 – we need to view exactly how the vertebra is misaligned, so we can adjust the vertebra’s position in a very specific manner.

#2 – patients walk into chiropractors offices daily that need help after a minor incident, wether it was yesterday, 10 days ago, or 3 years ago. This patient had fallen on his trampoline and had neck pain for 9 days (not all that intense). Please look at the x-rays and let me know if he’s glad the chiropractor wanted to be very conservative, specific with the correction, and take the patients safety seriously.

Upon further inspection, this patient is withing 2-3mm of a broken neck and being completely paralyzed from the neck down.

Medical intervention was needed. If the chiropractor had given into the patient that said “Just Crack It, Doc”, then the outcome would have been catastrophic.

Specific Chiropractic Healthcare in Richmond Hill Ga is the way to go. Don’t settle for “Just Crack It”.

Thank you,
Dr. Trace Palmer

Dr. Trace Palmer is a third generation chiropractor with 7 chiropractors in his family. With 16 years of experience, Dr. Trace is uniquely qualified to help you reach your health goals. Call today for an appointment and schedule your free consult with our office staff, usually the longer that you wait the longer it takes to regain optimum health.

Do you suffer from: asthma, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, neuropathy, radiculitis, neck pain, back pain, low back pain, arm numbness, arm pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, hip numbness, leg pain, leg numbness, ankle pain, carpal tunnel, torticolisis, or many other neurology related conditions.

Most people wait till its too late, don’t get caught up in the “maybe it will go away”.

Palmer Chiropractic
11400 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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