Thursday, December 7, 2017

Chiropractic Care After a Stroke...Seriously????

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the 5th leading cause of death in the United States.  During a stroke, an interruption of blood flow to the brain occurs that results in lack of oxygen and brain tissue death.  Those that survive a stroke can have a wide range of symptoms or outcomes because of that stoke.  Some of these deficits include numbness in hands, arms, and feet, trouble with thinking and attention, paralysis on one or both sides of the body, walking difficulties, difficulty controlling emotions, and interruptions of activities of daily living such as brushing teeth, bathing, and getting dressed.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate the severity of a lot of these deficits or possibly relieve them completely.  A 58 year old man who had suffered a stroke at the age of 40 was studied while receiving chiropractic care.  His hand was involuntarily contracted and close to 100% non usability.  He needed assistance to put on his coat, was unable to exercise, and was told that these were permanent changes that he would need to "just live with."
After just 2 months of chiropractic adjustments, he was able to use that hand to turn pages in a book! 6 months after that, he had a noticeable change in his mobility and also had the ability to fully flatten his hand that just 8 months prior had been contracted.  He also was able to rejoin Pilates and was able to dress himself completely!  By allowing the body to function at full capacity, the symptoms of stroke were able to resolved to a certain degree.  What a fantastic result for someone who was told he would never live his life to the fullest following a stroke!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson



10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101 

Charlotte, NC 28214

Tel (704) 394-8556

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"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." JV

Dunton, T., DC & Pallis, R.J., DC (2017). Improvement in major residual effects of stroke following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2017(2), 64-71.

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