A Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor provides help for many conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.  Parkinson’s is a progressive nervous system disease that causes slowing or stiffness of body movement. This disorder develops slowly, barely noticeable, with only a slight tremble of the hand at first. In the early stages, the face may show no expression. The arms may fail to swing while you are walking. Your speech is affected; it may become slurred or soft. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen over time. 

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A Case Study Gives Hope and Healing

In 2001, Dr. Jonathon Chung and Dr. Justin Brown conducted a case study. The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research reported the results. This study recorded the results of a 67-year-old woman who suffered symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and received upper cervical chiropractic care. Before the treatment, she experienced these conditions:

The woman had various challenges. The patient also experienced falls every day. Her symptoms prevented her from doing her daily chores and routine. As a result, she wanted relief, so she sought care from an upper cervical chiropractor. She received specific adjustments over a six-month duration. The results are below:

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There was a link discovered between brainstem degeneration and Parkinson’s disease as a possible cause of various related symptoms. An MRI machine detects the alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If there is a misalignment of either of these two bones, it can cause pressure on the brainstem. As a result, there would be a nervous system malfunction which could bring about the following:

Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we employ gentle and soft methods to patients with Parkinson’s. Our technique allows the bones to realign naturally. Once these crucial bones are realigned gently, the body will proceed to heal itself and repair from brainstem damage. Once the brainstem is operating at its optimum capacity, various symptoms of Parkinson’s can diminish.We urge you to book an appointment with us to see if we could help with your Parkinson’s disease.

Whiplash Symptoms May Be Slight at First Whiplash

An injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, is commonly referred to as "whiplash." While the term "whiplash" is most frequently used to describe auto accident injuries (in which a person is rear-ended, hit head-on, or hit from the side), whiplash can also frequently occur during ski accidents, bike accidents, falls, blows to the head, and other head/neck traumas.

THE MYTH: "If I don't have any symptoms right away, I'm O.K.".

THE TRUTH... After many auto and sport-related traumas, symptoms can be so slight at first, an individual may not realize he/she has been injured. Even if a person feels relatively normal after an accident, he/she should be thoroughly examined. Symptoms can be delayed for days, months, or even years.

COMMON SYMPTOMS: The following are symptoms that can occur following a head/neck injury (days to years later):

In many cases, more severe immune-related, neurological, pain, and disease conditions (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Susceptibility to Infection, ADHD, Seizures, Multiple Sclerosis) can result from head/neck injuries, sometimes occurring many years after the accident.

WHIPLASH FACTS

Two million people are exposed to whiplash injury (related to an auto accident) in the U.S. every year.

When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth or side-to-side beyond its normal limits, ligaments supporting the neck vertebrae can be sprained (over-stretched) or torn, forcing vertebrae out of their normal position.

In tests of low speed rear impact collisions, it was reported that the neck can be injured even in slow speeds accidents as low as 5 mph.

Most rear impact accidents occur at crash speeds of 6 to 12 mph - speeds below the threshold for property damage to the vehicle - but sufficient to cause neck injury.

Whiplash injuries to the cervical spine can occur in sports (skiing, hockey, football, cycling, ice skating, gymnastics, boxing), due to falls, and more!
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/.

Parkinson's disease and head injuries

Previously on this blog we had talked about the connection between problems in the upper neck, brain changes, contact sports and Parkinson's Disease.  Today we take a closer look into the procedure that is giving so many people with Parkinson's disease new hope.

In the March 2011 Edition of the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Dr. Justin Brown and Dr. Jonathan Chung describe the great results that a patient from their clinic had with symptoms of Parkinson's Disease following the correction of a specific misalignment of the bones in the upper neck, known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome utilizing the NUCCA Procedure.

It was a 67 year-old female patient who was presenting with complaints of weakness, tremors, scoliosis and rigidity due to Parkinson’s disease (PD).  She reported the symptoms began 5 years prior to starting care and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease shortly after the symptoms began. She also stated that she fell almost every day due to the issues with the balance. The severity of her symptoms had contributed to her missing work and reducing her ability to perform her normal activities.

During her care over a 6 month period the patient reported:

Jubault et al found evidence that brain stem atrophy may be the first identifiable stage of neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson's.  The authors also note that the neural degeneration at the brainstem level may be responsible for many of the symptoms experienced by patients with PD.  Dysfunction at the brain stem level is also implicated in other studies of advanced PD.  New Upright MRI research is showing that the upper neck misalignment can change the way the brain is working by progressively altering the blood and CSF flow to the brain.

The correction of the atlas subluxation complex can only be accomplished through specific upper neck adjustments by specially trained upper cervical chiropractors.  General chiropractic manipulation cannot correct this problem.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease then an upper neck evaluation should be performed to see if an undetected brain stem injury could be the root cause.

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To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

Parkinson's disease and head injuriesParkinson’s Disease and Head Injuries

NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and former professional basketball player Brian Grant were all in the news recently.  All 3 of these men played in contact sports, where they suffered repeated head and neck traumas and all 3 of these men have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and degenerative neurological disorder that results in the death of brain cells -- specifically, those releasing dopamine, a neurotransmitter. The progression and symptoms manifest differently in each patient. Motor impairments result in symptoms including tremors, slowed movement, postural instability, and loss of balance -- which, among other things, can lead to frequent falls. Additional symptoms include mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and fatigue, speech and swallowing problems, and cognitive impairment ranging from mild memory difficulties to dementia.

In an article in the USA Today, Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg of the Green Bay Packers said that while he and his neurologist blame concussions for his Parkinson's disease, he's not going to sue the NFL like thousands of other former players.  When Gregg was diagnosed, his neurologist, Dr. Rajeev Kumar, a Parkinson's expert and medical director of the Colorado Neurological Institute's Movement Disorders Center in Denver, said the many concussions Gregg suffered during his playing days may have served as a trigger for Parkinson's.

Another news story reported that former boxing champion Muhammad Ali had been receiving treatment for Parkinson's syndrome, even before his 1980 fight with Larry Holmes.  In 1980 Ali  attempted to win the heavyweight boxing championship  for the 4th time at  the age of 38.  He was beaten soundly by Larry Holmes in 10 rounds.   Many people believe that that this is when Ali's Parkinson's syndrome began.  However, new reports are claiming that he received treatment even before 1980 and had noticeable symptoms with his speech and basic motor skills.

And the Huffington Post did a story on former NBA star basketball player Brian Grant of the Portland Trail Blazers who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease as well.   Grant was known as a very physical player and had a variety of head and neck injuries during his career.

The Huffington Post goes on to say "As of today, there is no known cure for Parkinson's, which for Grant is one of the most troubling parts of the disease. "It's something that I'm going to have to live with, and it will never go away," he says. "Emotionally, that's devastating."

New Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers

However, new research and the definition of a new syndrome by the medical community is providing new hope for the Parkinson's community.  The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome is being visualized in a new way with new technology.   This technology is allowing patients experiencing Parkinson's symptoms to get answers. FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI is showing a variety of damage associated with past traumas to the cervical spine and misalignments in the upper neck that are leading to a total or partial CSF flow obstruction.

These obstructions of cerebrospinal fluid flow are leading to changes in the brain, including CSF leaks and increased intracranial pressure. These brain changes are being studied as a probable cause of Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, ALS, and Childhood Autism.

A symposium was held last year in New York City to discuss the impact of these new findings.  The primary purpose of the symposium was to raise awareness of this syndrome in the medical community. They also identified the need to notify the thousands of current and former athletes within the "Contact Sports" community afflicted by this syndrome.  Symposium organizers stated "that there now exists genuine hope going forward for their symptom-free (or dramatic symptom reduction) future lives."

In order to address this syndrome the patient must be evaluated thoroughly in the upper cervical spine (upper neck).   If an upper neck misalignment is found, the misalignment can be corrected with NUCCA, a specialized procedure that is safe, gentle and extremely effective.  The research is showing that once the misalignment in the upper neck is corrected, functioning within the brain will change immediately.

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or any other neurodegenerative disease and were involved in contact sports in your past you should be evaluated by an upper cervical specialist as soon as possible.

To find a Doctor in your area go to www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Redwood City California area to schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click the button below:

Request a free consultation

Want to hear from people like you? Check out our reviews here.

Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/

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