I had a member in here last night who has been getting adjusted for a long time. So last night he tells me he had an MRI of his neck which showed some disc narrowing due to degenerative joint disease DJD (a.k.a. Osteoarthritis, the most common arthritis a “wear and tear” arthritis that everyone gets to some extent).
Well, his M.D. tells him he shouldn’t get his neck adjusted because he might get paralyzed. What a bunch of hogwash! What a disservice this doctor and many other’s do with their uninformed comments! In fact, the best thing to be done is to get adjusted. The DJD comes from the joints breaking down due to abnormal stresses because they aren’t moving properly. So getting adjusted helps bring back proper motion which means less stress on the joint which means the body can actually heal, reverse the degenerative process! Not to mention the most important vital thing is losing proper motion in the spine will cause interference to your nervous system which can lead to disease, dysfunction and death!
In the whole history of Chiropractic since 1895 when D.D. Palmer started the “modern” chiropractic movement (people have been adjusting for thousands of years, it has been referred to in all kinds of historical records) NO ONE has ever been paralyzed. NO ONE has ever died. On the other hand let’s look at some FACTS of the present medical model of “better living through chemistry”:
Harvard University and National Cancer Research Journals now confirm that ONE Aspirin or Tylenol each day will cause up to an 80% increased risk of Cancer and Heart Disease (makes a lot of sense that they tell you to take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attack or stroke doesn’t it?)
Take ONE 50 mg. pill of Vioxx for 5 days? A study undertaken two years ago showed that this increases the chances of getting coronary artery disease by 70%. Lancet Oct 5, 2002
A University of Washington study found that if you filled 25 or more prescriptions for antibiotics over 17 years, you double your risk of cancer (TIME, Dec. 6, 2004) This equates into taking less than ONE antibiotic each year, an activity in which almost every American participates.
Infants exposed to ONE single round of antibiotics during their first years of life are twice as likely to develop asthma as those who don’t. The more courses of antibiotics, the worse the immunity and the greater the risk of asthma. (Newsday, March 6, 2006)
Take ONE aspirin per day? Daily aspirin intake shows a significantly increased risk of pancreatic cancer among women. This cancer is fatal 90% of the time. Source: American Association for Cancer Research, October 27, 2003
Take just ONE Crestor pill/day to lower your cholesterol? This drug has been shown to cause 75 times the level of kidney damage than other statin drugs. Public Citizen Oct 29, 2004
Taking cold medications like Robitussin, Triaminic, PediaCare, Comtrex, etc. just ONE time can cause stroke, brain bleeding, and seizures. This year the F.D.A. completely banned these cold medications for adults and children, especially under the age of 6.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) use is the number-one reason for acute liver failure in the United States. It is also responsible for 8 percent to 10 percent of the end-stage renal disease in the U.S. The New England Journal of Medicine December 20, 2001; 345:1801-1808. Hepatology Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 6 – 9. Published Online: 30 Jun 2004, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
OK, this list could go on & on but let’s just be clear about what is TRULY dangerous. Medicine is for emergency use only, it is dangerous. The point is to not get into an emergency situation in the first place.
Take care of your nervous system, live a healthy lifestyle, have an attitude of gratitude these three things are your best “health insurance” to live a long, happy healthy life. Chiropractic is dangerous allright, dangerous to the drug companies profits! Chiropractic adds LIFE!