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Chiropractic Management of an 81-Year-Old ManWith Parkinson Disease Signs and Symptoms

By |February 21, 2015|Chiropractic Care, Gait Disorder, Parkinson Disease, Premenstrual Syndrome|

Chiropractic Management of an 81-Year-Old Man
With Parkinson Disease Signs and Symptoms

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SOURCE:   J Chiropr Med. 2014 (Jun);   13 (2):   116–120

Joesph Bova, DC [1] and Adam Sergent, DC [2]

1   Private Practice, Latham NY.
2   Assistant Professor,
Faculty Clinician,
Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida,
Port Orange, FL


Objective   The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management of a patient with Parkinson disease.

Clinical features   An 81-year-old male with a 12-year history of Parkinson disease sought chiropractic care. He had a stooped posture and a shuffling gait. He was not able to ambulate comfortably without the guidance of his walker. The patient had a resting tremor, most notably in his right hand. Outcome measures were documented using the Parkinson’s Disease Questionaire-39 (PDQ-39) and patient subjective reports.

Intervention and outcome   The patient was treated with blue-lensed glasses, vibration stimulation therapy, spinal manipulation, and eye-movement exercises. Within the first week of treatment, there was a reduction in symptoms, improvement in ambulation, and tremor.

Conclusion   For this particular patient, the use of alternative treatment procedures appeared to help his Parkinson disease signs and symptoms.

Key indexing terms:   Parkinson disease, Tremor, Gait disorder, Chiropractic


From the FULL TEXT Article:

Introduction

Parkinson disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most patients. [1] When approximately 60% to 80% of the dopamine producing cells are damaged, cardinal motor symptoms such as akinesia, rigidity, and tremor begin to appear. [1] A small number of patients have a direct mutation that causes it, but genetic predisposition and environmental factors are most commonly the cause. [1] PD is a central nervous system disorder resulting from destruction of the substantia nigra, which initiates dopamine release, an inhibitory transmitter. [2–4] The lack of dopamine causes a continuous excitatory signal to be sent to the corticospinal tract of the spinal cord, causing over-excitation of the motor cortex; this over-excitation creates the typical PD symptoms. [2–4]

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Essential Fatty Acids Eases Premenstrual Syndrome

By |February 17, 2011|Nutrition, Premenstrual Syndrome, Supplementation, Women's Health|

Essential Fatty Acids Eases Premenstrual Syndrome

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SOURCE:   NHI OnDemand


A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Reproductive Health evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a supplement containing essential fatty acids and vitamins for the treatment of PMS and to assess effectiveness on prolactin and total cholesterol levels.

The researchers recruited 120 women with PMS and were divided into 3 groups that received either 1 or 2 grams of the supplement or placebo for six months using the Prospective Record of the Impact and Severity of Menstruation (PRISM) calendar. The actual dosage per one-gram serving included 210 mg of gamma linolenic acid, 175 mg of oleic acid, 345 mg of linoleic acid, 250 mg of other polyunsaturated acids, and 20 mg of vitamin E.

The results were the group treated with 2 grams of supplement experienced the most significant reduction in the PRISM score the next significant reduction was in the group taking 1 gram of supplement. The placebo group experienced the least reduction in PRISM score. There were no statistically significant differences in prolactin or total cholesterol levels after six months of treatment. (more…)