Life is fragile and all of us will see it end at some point. But most of us want to postpone that moment as long as possible and all of us would like for the time we have here to be as healthy as possible. And the healthier you are the less likely that you will need to see a medical doctor and if you don’t need to see a medical doctor then you don’t need to take drugs. And remember from Article #5, the practice of medicine kills more people than everything except heart disease and cancer. There are a bunch of things that each of us can do to reduce our chance of needing medical care and you know most of them. Hopefully you are doing some of them. But what role does subluxation play in this equation?
Published in the Medical Times, Dr. Henry Winsor, M.D. did cadaver studies on 75 humans and 22 cats. No, I don’t know why he included cats. In those cadavers he found 221 diseased organs. Of the 221 diseased organs, 212 of them had their nerve supply coming from areas of the spine with the greatest misalignment (96%). This means two things. First, when you die you are going to have at least 2 diseased organs. Lovely. Second, that there is a correlation between misalignment of the spine (subluxation) and disease. This is known as the neurological basis of disease or somato-visceral disease.
A study published in Topics of Clinical Chiropractic studied 414 geriatric patients living in the same community. Of the 414, 23 were chiropractic users. When comparing the chiropractic to the non-chiropractic patients they found that the chiropractic users rated their health better, had fewer chronic conditions, less or no arthritis, greater mobility, could exercise more regularly, less nursing home needs, and much fewer hospitalizations. The exact results are available on the information tree by our check out counter.
These are just two studies that demonstrate that being subluxation-free lessens your need for medication and medical care in general. So if you don’t like taking drugs, chiropractic is a good place to start.