Chiropractic care helps Jim McMahon get his life back after multiple concussions, and it can help others, too.
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Dr. Damadian said the fluid blockage McMahon suffered could have caused his symptoms. "If that fluid gets obstructed and backs up, you get symptoms of pressure, numbness, loss of vision, and ultimately, people end up in wheelchairs," Damadian said. "When the fluid is blocked, it backs up into the head, a condition called cranial cervical syndrome.”
McMahon needed a few more upper cervical treatments -- and still requires help in making sure his spine is properly aligned -- but he is living a relatively normal life again. There still is some short-term memory loss, but not nearly to the extent he experienced before getting help.
Damadian and Rosa believe the interconnectedness of concussions and neck problems are not given enough consideration. And it's not just with football players. Anyone who has sustained an injury to the head or is involved in contact sports, especially children, should be checked by an Atlas Orthogonal Specialist.
"The medical profession is generally not aware of it," Damadian said. "Neck issues are playing a role in a lot of neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease and, the one that troubles me the most, childhood autism."
Rosa believes that other people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases also can find relief with upper cervical chiropractic care. "We believe that we have come across things and observations which are pieces of the puzzle that the medical and scientific people didn't know about," he said. "The technology has enabled us to see things we've never seen before.''
For more information and a free consultation, schedule an appointment with Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center, an upper cervical Gilbert Chiropractic office. The doctors are board certified Atlas Orthogonist, providing gentle, precise care for the entire family. Call 480-325-6977 today.
Part 1 of 2 can be found at Foresight Chiropractic -- Articles; Concussions and Chiropractic(Information for this article taken from Newsday http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/li-doctors-help-jim-mcmahon-get-his-life-back-and-they-can-help-others-too-1.9493358?view=print