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  Title Reduction in symptoms related to Parkinson's disease concomitant with subluxation reduction following upper cervical chiropractic care [case report]
URL http://uppercervicalsubluxation.health.officelive.com/2011_1102_parkinsons.aspx
Journal J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2011 Winter;1(1):Online access only p 18-21
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Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes Objective: To provide a detailed report on one case of a 67 year-old female with Parkinson’s disease under upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 67 year-old female patient presenting to a private practice with an atlas subluxation complex as well as signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that include weakness, tremors, scoliosis and rigidity.

Intervention and Outcomes: Over a period of 6 months, the patient was seen 19 times and was adjusted 12 times following the NUCCA protocol. Improvements in radiographic measurements, paraspinal thermography, and sEMG were recorded. Patient self-reported improvements in weakness, tremors, rigidity, and overall mobility.

Conclusion: The upper cervical subluxation may be a contributing factor to the symptomatic expression of Parkinson’s disease. Reduction of the subluxation with specific vectored correction may be a plausible, safe, and effective approach for managing PD. More research is warranted investigating the effects of upper cervical care and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PDF version

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