Chiropractic care for children is safe!!
Risk Assessment of Neurological and/or Vertebrobasilar Complications in the Pediatric Chiropractic Patient. (Risk of Complications in Pediatric Patients under Chiropractic Care) Richard A. Pistolese, B.Sc. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2 ~ Number 2
Risk Assessment Research of Chiropractic has found there is a (less than) 1 in 250 million chance of injury. This means the patient has a greater chance of being hit by lightening than having an injury from a chiropractic adjustment.
Neurological effects of Chiropractic
How many of us in our clinics have seen individuals become pregnant under chiropractic care, where they were never able to become pregnant before? How many of us have seen individuals with depressed immune systems suddenly become well by being adjusted? How many children have we seen whose immune or behaviour issues dramatically improved while under chiropractic care? How could this be possible?How many of us in our clinics have seen individuals become pregnant under chiropractic care, where they were never able to become pregnant before? How many of us have seen individuals with depressed immune systems suddenly become well by being adjusted? How many children have we seen whose immune or behaviour issues dramatically improved while under chiropractic care? How could this be possible? Look at the articles below to see how this works:
Beyond A Doubt, Adjusting The Spine Changes Brain Function
We are very excited to announce that another Spinal Research Foundation facilitated research has been published in a highly reputable journal . The study, undertaken by Heidi Haavik, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy and others is published in the journalNeural Plasticity. And the results are very exciting for chiropractic!
The journal Neural Plasticity boasts an impact factor of 3.5 (as a comparison, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has an impact factor of 1.5.)
This from Heidi Haavik :
“We do know that spinal function does affect brain function. There’s now solid evidence that adjusting the spine changes brain function.
This is the fourth time that the effect of adjusting the spine has on the brain has been studied. This last time it was studied and confirmed by an independent medical researcher.”
Click here to read research paper.
Spinal adjustment improves CSF flow.
Your brain and spinal cord are surrounded by fluid - cerebrospinal fluid or CSF for short. This fluid provides nutrient as well as clears toxins produced as the brain and spinal cord metabolise.
For this to happen effectively the fluid needs to move or circulate. Watch the video to see the massive improvement in CSF flow after a neck adjustment!
Your brain and spinal cord work 24/7 to control and regulate every function of your body - to keep you healthy.
Check Out How Fragile the Human Brain Is and WHY Chiropractic Care is ESSENTIAL
Listen very carefully at the 5:33-5:51 mark… This is why Chiropractic Care is Vital to Human Potential
WARNING: The video contains graphic images, a human brain from a recent autopsy.
The human brain acts as the command center for the human nervous system. With 100 billion nerve cells, the complexity of our think tank is absolutely mind-boggling.
It holds every single one of our ideas, pleasures, hopes and fears. However, it has the consistency of jello. It’s squishy and incredibly fragile.
Typically, a brain is handled after a fixing process, which hardens the brain. But the video above, featuring an unfixed brain, shows just how delicate it truly is.
IN THIS TEACHING VIDEO, SUZANNE STENSAAS, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEMONSTRATES THE PROPERTIES AND ANATOMY OF AN UNFIXED BRAIN.
Chiropractic, Sensorimotor Integration And Function
Professor Bernadette Murphy, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can improve reaction time, improve the timing of when postural muscles switch on, and improve the ability to perform tasks requiring co-ordination. The part of the brain which could be involved with these effects is the cerebellum, receiving information from the joints and muscles and communicating with all the other regions of the brain. This means that if there is a problem with the neck, it may not only cause neck pain, but it could actually affect the timing and co- ordination of movement and performing skills, as a result of the neck joints and muscles sending distorted feedback to the cerebellum. Thus, the cerebellum cannot perform optimally in its role in blending information from the brain and body. This project will further investigate how the cerebellum functions and how chiropractic adjustments affect the way that the cerebellum processes input from the joints and muscles from the hand and forearm. This project also plans to compare changes in the function of the cerebellum to the way that people perform tasks with their upper limbs following chiropractic adjustments. Tasks such as throwing, learning of new skills that challenge timing and use the hand muscles, and repositioning a subject`s upper limb in space.
This research has the potential to be making a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the role and mechanism behind spinal adjustments. This will also help scientists to understand more about the way that the cerebellum functions when incoming sensory input is altered by spinal dysfunction. This work could have very important implications, perhaps suggesting that chiropractic care may be able to play a role beyond treating pain, and in fact possibly benefiting everyone.
Impact of Research
• World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial meeting 2015 - First Prize
• Baarbe J, Holmes MWR, Murphy HE, Haavik H, Murphy BA. Influence Subclinical Neck Pain on the Ability to Perform a Mental Rotation Task: A Four Week Longitudinal Study with a Healthy Control Group Comparison. Accepted, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 23–30.
• Baarbé, J.*, Yielder, P., Haavik, H., Holmes, M., Murphy, B. (Accepted) Subclinical neck pain impairs the cerebellar response to motor training which is normalized following treatment with spinal manipulation. “Action & Perception: Cognition, Coding and Clinical Populations”; Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet)-Canadian Physiological Society (CPS) Satellite Symposium of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience 10th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2016.
• Baarbé, J.*, Murphy, B., Haavik, H., Holmes, M. Subclinical Neck Pain Alters Upper Limb Kinematics during Dart Throwing. (Accepted) “Action & Perception: Cognition, Coding and Clinical Populations”; Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet)-Canadian Physiological Society (CPS) Satellite Symposium of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience 10th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2016.
The Breakthrough Research All Women Need To Know About - Chiropractic care does impact pelvic floor control
The results are in, the research report has been approved for publication , and we thought you’d like the scoop. This is big news for women and for chiropractors alike!
Chiropractic care can have an impact on pelvic floor muscles.
Pregnant women who received chiropractic care had a greater ability to relax their pelvic floor muscles at rest.
This relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles may mean that chiropractic care could be of benefit to pregnant women, as it may help them have a natural vaginal delivery.
Why this study matters. Your pelvic floor muscles are integral to the birth process, and to the prevention of incontinence and other issues, which makes this an exciting piece of knowledge for chiropractors and for women receiving chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care may actually enhance your chances of having a natural, complication free childbirth. This is better for both mother and baby.
"If we can have uncomplicated, natural vaginal delivery without drugs and intervention, the baby is better off and the woman is better off. This study we have just done suggests chiropractic care can help women by relaxing their pelvic floor muscles.” Neuroscientist and Chiropractic Researcher Heidi Haavik
Pregnancy, childbirth and aging can put these muscles through their paces. Across the world, millions of women suffer from incontinence and related conditions, contributing to a massive emotional, physical, social and financial costs and stress.
1. Pelvic floor functional changes with spinal manipulation in pregnant and non-pregnant women: A pilot study. JMPT 2016. In Press.
"Nothing can be done"
This case study involves a lady who presented to our centre, having been told that due to her age "nothing could be done", she was in her mid 80's.
Since moving into a small unit on Chevron island she had become less active compared to living on her acreage property. Over a period of several months she had become increasingly stiff and painful in her back, legs neck and shoulders - to the extent that she now had fear of going outside as she felt she was not able to take more than a few steps without seizing up.
Examination and x-rays revealed significant degeneration had taken place over many years, but due to the recent inactivity it had worsened, making a significant impact on flexibility, pain and strength. This had left her becoming rather dependant on others and in need of care.
A lengthy series of adjustments were performed to slowly restore movement, and reduce pressure on each of the regions where function had been affected. Over a period of three months she had regain considerable pain free movement, and with this she was able to perform more movement activities. She commented that she had been able to walk in Surfers Paradise to go grocery shopping and back again unaided.
This helped us to witness the body is still able to restore health and function even after years of neglect.
The nervous system and immune system
Psycho Neuro Immunology is one of the fastest growing areas of research, demonstrating the massive impact your brain and nervous system have on you body physiology.
Understanding this connection helps you realise just how essential it is that we look after the integrity of these systems!
The video says it all.....we need a nervous system that can send messages without interference, helping our inbuilt immune defence system to work at its best!