If you are proactive about your chiropractic care there are so many things that chiropractic care can do for you! Even some of the most specific diagnosis can be met with chiropractic treatment instead of pharmaceuticals. The study below outlines how one woman met her diagnosis with chiropractic care and saw results almost immediately.
Cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a painful condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing your head to twist or turn to one side. Cervical dystonia can also cause your head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward. In this study a 59 year old woman with cervical dystonia was treated using chiropractic and other alternative medicine interventions to see what the outcome would be.
The woman in the study had an 11-year history of cervical dystonia. She had an uncontrollable 60° leftward head rotation upon shutting her eyes and had spasmodic contractions that caused fatigue. The woman was treated at a chiropractic clinic with reflex therapy, eye exercises, muscle/joint vibrations, and spinal manipulation. Chiropractic adjustments were applied to the second cervical vertebrae. Within the first week of treatment, she had a reduction in symptoms and improved posture!
This patient with cervical dystonia responded to the use of conservative, non-pharmacological treatment procedures with chiropractic care using a functional neurologic approach that improved her spasms and function. What does this mean? It means that medication is not always the best avenue to travel. Chiropractic care can work in even the most specialized cases! Let us come up with a personalized treatment plan for you and your needs!