Posts Tagged ‘chiropractic’

Chris’ Story

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Kelly’s Story – Migraines and Chiari I Formation

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Kelly says she found her salvation from these headaches. Enjoy.

Philippines Tip: Sunday

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

We arrived in Manila last night at 11pm local time.  We woke up this morning, went to church, and then had lunch together.  After lunch, we took two local trains to a merchant area and then to The Church of the Black Nazarene.  It was terribly sad to see the idol worship, especially because these people are so desperately seeking God – they have just been led astray.

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Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Joel Alcantara, BSc, D.C. John E. Weisberg, D.C., FICPA

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic – Volume 2010 Issue 4, Pages 143-149

Objective: To describe successful chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).

Clinical Features: A nine year old boy with nocturnal enuresis was presented for chiropractic care after unsuccessful medical approaches. Visual examination revealed several postural abnormalities.  Motion palpation revealed vertebral subluxations in the cervical and lumbosacral spine regions.

Interventions and Outcomes: The patient was cared for with contact specific, high velocity, low-amplitude type thrust to sites of spinal subluxations.  Proper dietary modifications were implemented as indicated from the patient’s 7-day dietary intake form.  By the seventh visit, it was reported that the patient had been enuresis free for two weeks which continued to be the case at a four month follow up; which deemed resolution of nocturnal enuresis.

Conclusion: The case of a nine year old male with past history of nocturnal enuresis is presented. Dramatic improvement is noted following the introduction of chiropractic care concomitant with a reduction in vertebral subluxation. Additional research on the benefits of chiropractic care and nocturnal enuresis is warranted.

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Resolution of Vertigo, Migraines and Neck Pain in a 12 Year Old Boy Receiving Chiropractic Care – A Case Study

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

David D. Kelly, BSc Chiro, BSc1 & Kelly Holt, BSc (Chiro), PGDipHSc2


Objective: This article describes and discusses changes in vertigo, migraine and neck pain symptoms in a 12 year old boy receiving chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A twelve year old boy with a long history of routine, recurrent dizziness, chronic neck pain and migraines presented for chiropractic care. These symptoms resulted in him being absent from school more than half of the time for the previous seven years

Intervention and Outcome: The patient received high velocity low amplitude thrust chiropractic adjustments for the reduction of vertebral subluxations over a twelve month period. The C2 and C6 spinal segments were regularly adjusted over this timeframe, as well as mid-thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum. The initial frequency of care was three chiropractic visits per week for four weeks. Visit frequency was then gradually reduced over the next 12 months to one visit per month. Besides the chiropractic adjustments the patient was also advised to perform cervical stretches (lateral flexion, rotation and flexion/extension) twice daily. After the first week of chiropractic care the patient reported a cessation of his headaches and neck ache. His vertigo attacks decreased in frequency and became less severe, then ceased altogether. His attendance improved dramatically at school and dropped from 223 half days absent the previous year to 56 half days absent for the 12 months after beginning chiropractic care.

Conclusion: This case report describes a child who reported a cessation in symptoms of vertigo, neck pain and headaches after beginning chiropractic care. There are a growing number of case reports that suggest chiropractic care may be beneficial for patients suffering from vertigo. Further study is required to investigate the role chiropractors may play in caring for people with vertigo.

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Multiple Sclerosis: Can Upper Cervical Help?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder where the ‘insulation’ around the nerves (called myelin) breaks down.  Without this insulation, neurological signals aren’t able to travel as quickly as they once were, and neurological symptoms set in.  These symptoms involve numbness and tingling, unsteadiness, loss of strength, and vision changes, to name a few.

Conventional medicine offers drug therapy, and recommends stress management, physical therapy, and supervised exercise for those who suffer with MS.  One article states, “Only 3% of those taking [a certain drug]…stopped taking it because of side effects.”  However, known side effects of this specific drug are fever, chills, muscle aches, tiredness, depression, abdominal pain, increased liver enzymes, and blood cell count decreases. Other people in clinical trials for this drug mentioned feeling sad, tired, hot or cold, they experienced hives, rashes, bruising, yellowing of the skin, and a change in body weight (some gained, some lost).  The study went on to mention there were things health care providers could do to lessen these symptoms.  Their suggestion: prescribe other medications to treat the effects of this specific drug.

Keep in mind, these lesions involving myelin sheaths are in the brain.  While the mechanism of actions of MS drugs in the interferon family are, “still being investigated,” we do know that natural interferons (not the synthetics ones used in drug therapy) are used in the body to respond to certain types of infections, typically viral infections.  The point here is that interferons are involved in our immunity.  So, at the very least, these MS drugs alter our body’s immune system.  Further, since MS affects cells in the brain, it would be prudent for researchers to find out the effects these drugs have on the brain itself.

The great news is, there is research supporting the efficacy of specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic care for patients with MS.  One article discussed a 46-year-old female whose symptoms had completely disappeared after just four months of Upper Cervical care.  Further, MRIs of her brain as late as two years after the initial care began actually showed a decrease in intensity of the original lesions.  The side effects of Upper Cervical care involve better, more restful sleep, better mood, more regulated heart rate and internal body functions, decrease in pain, plus more.

Another study concluded, “A causal link between trauma-induced upper cervical injury and disease onset for…MS…appears to exist. Correcting the injury to the upper cervical spine…may arrest and reverse the progression of…MS.”

While there is no way to know whether or not your specific situation will respond this well to care, it is a great first step.  The worst case scenario is simply that your body will be functioning better, and you’ll still have to find another intervention for your MS.  However, the odds are in your favor when you are free from neurological interference, and removing neurological interference is the only thing we do at Lazar Spinal Care.

To speak with me about your specific situation, please email my office at, or call us at (734) 274-5107.  I will be happy to speak with you.

“I Pick My Nose”

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Headlines about health care, the economy, Obama, reform, socialism, vaccinations causing autism, and budget cuts are enough to make anyone go crazy.  Being in true health care (not sick care), people ask us in the office questions about this frequently.  My passion for educating people on how to improve the quality of life for their families puts me right in front of these headlines and statistics.  Just today, I was telling someone that 77% of the population (evenly distributed across party lines)  currently favors spending more money on preventative health care services.  That says a lot.

Well, in the middle of a very grown up conversation at our friends’ house, Daniel asked my wife, “So what do you think about politics?”  As if this should be common knowledge, our 2-year-old son responded in his mother’s place with a very profound statement.  His answer would change the course of history as we know it.  Who knew such wisdom could come from the mouth of a babe?  Well, clearly, we have a world changer on our hands, because our middle child’s answer was, “I pick my nose!”

Josiah, you have several followers out there, and Daddy is one of them.  The days of people thinking I’m going to live my life however I want, the doctor will fix it, and an unrelated party can pay for it are over, folks.  It’s time we collectively take responsibility.  Getting plenty of rest, drinking enough water, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and receiving principled, wellness-based Chiropractic care will allow your body to work the way it was designed to work.  I challenge anyone reading this article to do what I suggested.  If you come into my office and do the other 4 items and need another doctor for anything other than an emergency (auto accident or the like), I will send you to dinner at no cost to you.

So as we continue to change lives here at Lazar Spinal Care, I admonish you to take a stand.  And next time someone brings up any of this stuff about the economy, jobs, healthcare, the 12 surgeries they have to have becuase their doctor told them so, respond (very politely, of course), “I pick my nose!”

Lazar Spinal Care Meets Web 2.0

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

It’s been a long time coming, and we’re proud to announce the release and launch of our Lazar Spinal Care blog: SYNAPSE.

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Just imagine what will happen when people value their health (not merely simply focusing on sickness, disease, and symptoms) and they can come together in one place.

Upper cervical care changes peoples’ lives, and we’re happy you have a place to learn more about it and discuss it.

Just imagine…if every man, woman, and child in this community were under upper cervical care, this would be the healthiest community on the planet.

Thank you and welcome!

Dr. Lazar