Medical Research on the Spine and Nerve Related Problems Relating to Cervical Subluxations.
Heart Pain from Cervical Spine - "Degenerative disease affecting bone and cartilage of the cervical spine and coronary infarction. Various extensions and mobilization techniques for the cervical spine seems to bear proof of the alleged correction, when they result in prompt elimination of cardiac pain." Bruckmann, W. (1956) German Medical Weekly 81, 1740
Vision/Blindness - "Spinal manipulation was determined for visual disorders by four ophthalmologists independent of the other. Patients were examined before and after manipulative treatment. In all cases, the vision improved (in either visual field and/or visual acuity." R. F. Gorman DO, "An Observer's View Of The Treament of Visual Perception Deficit By Spinal Manipulation."
"An elderly man presented with traumatic vision loss. An optometric and opthalmological examination revealed, treatments were not indicated and the vision loss was permanent. The patient was referred to a chiropractor. After a series of adjustments to correct subluxation in the atlas and axis (C1,C2) vertebrae, vision returned." Visual Recovery following Chiropractic Intervention." Journal of Behavioral Optometry, vol 1/1990/number3/ Page 73, 74.
Cranial Trauma and Head Joints (C1, C2) - Many discomforts subsequent to cranial trauma remain latent for a considerable length of time and were unexplainable until now. They are due to subluxations of atlas and axis. They consist of muscular reflectoric, radiocular and sympathetic N. S. symptoms. Chiropractic treatment aimed at realigning cervical vertebrae is the recommended course of action and can relieve all symptoms completely. G.Gutmann MD, (1955) Cranial Trauma and Head Joints
Facial Pain - Unusual facial pains were linked to functional disorders of the cervical-occipital juncture due to musculotendon, vascular and sympathetic nerve irritations in the upper cervical spine. P Wessely MD and H Tilscher MD (1984) Unusual Facial Pains Lined to Functional Disorders of the Cervical-Occipital Junction.
"Records of numerous cases including myocardial ischemia showed lesions of the spinal column are perfectly capable of simulating accentuating, or making a major contribution to (organic) disorders. There can, in fact, be no doubt that the state of the spinal column does have a bearing on the functional status of the internal organs." W Kumert (1965) Functional Disorder of Internal Organs Due to Vertebral Lesions
Headache - "It appears that chiropractors hae been right all along. A team of doctors at Syracuse University have established with scientific, anatomical proof, that damaged structures in the neck (subluxations) are the cause of many chronic headaches." December 28, 1995. Life Toronto Star: Life section.
Depression - "It is not surprising that chiropractic manipulation lifts depression. It is possible that chiropractic maneuvers will become an important took in psychiatric treatment." RF Gorman DO "Chiropractic for Rejuvenation of the Mind: Academy of Chiropractic Medicine
Headache, Ear Buzzing, Extreme Fatigue, Sleep Disorders - "In 1970 Vitek showed these symptoms were linked to the upper cervical spine and not vascular disease. Manual therapy (spinal adjustment) proved successful in 77% of the cases." "Manual Therapy In Internal Medicine" EG Metz
Upper Neck Joint and Posture - "EMG evidence shows it is clear that manipulation of the upper cervical joints affects overall body posture." "Influencing Postural Reflexes By Way of Joints" G Gutzmann MD and Vele,F. (1971)
"There is a link between vertebral blockage of atlas and axis in newly born infants to Kubis' reaction, due to most likely to birth trauma." Infantile Head Joint Blokage Seifert, I. 1975
Dizziness - "Vertigo (dizziness) can come from dysfunction of the spinal column. He reports the success of manual therapy (spinal adjustments) in treating vertigo." Manual Medicine 16,95 F Becker, MD 1978
Headaches from Whiplash - "Headaches can occur as a delayed symptom after whiplash trauma in the cervical spine. These symptoms may persist for years, cause headaches, and led to depression." M Berger MD F Gerstanbrand MD 1981
Dizziness And Equilibrium/Disorders - "Manual therapy (spinal adjustments) is often capable of relieving the dizziness and equilibrium disorders associated with Meniere's Syndrome." "Manual Therapy in Internal Medicine EG Metz
Fainting - Syncopal (fainting) syndromes were linked to the cervical spine following injuries or irritation to the cervical spine. Unterharnscheidt, F. (1956)