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Day Chiropractic

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3758 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97236
Phone: 503-760-7572
Fax: 503-760-7567

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DayMorningsAfternoon
Monday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
WednesdayEmergencies
Thursday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
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Saturday9:00 - 10:00 amEmergencies
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Improvement in Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature

Russell Friedman, D.C. & Sarah Powers, D.C.

Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ June 5, 2017 ~ Pages 22-30

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this case study is to report on the positive health outcomes of a 76-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease undergoing chiropractic care for correction of vertebral subluxations and postural distortions.

Clinical Features: A 76-year-old male presented with a primary complaint of Parkinson’s disease, with symptoms of right-sided tremors, memory loss, balance issues, constant leg pain, occasional poor circulation, and decreased muscular strength. The patient was formally diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by his neurologist.

Intervention and Outcomes: A Quantum Spinal Mechanics 3 (QSM3) Method utilizes upper cervical radiographs, a supine leg check, digital posture measuring device and grid. The algorithm was applied in the correction of upper cervical vertebral subluxations and postural distortions. Positive outcomes included a more balanced atlas (C1) vertebrae in orthogonal positioning and an improvement in postural distortions over a course of six months. The patient’s signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease decreased. 

Conclusion: This case presents evidence of a link between vertebral subluxations, postural distortions and the expression of Parkinson’s disease and advocates that more research needs to be conducted for healthcare providers to best serve patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Key Words: Parkinson’s, Quantum Spinal Mechanics, chiropractic, atlas, subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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Come by our office Dr. Day and his brothers LOVE playing bluegrass together, and we hope that you will enjoy the music on the inaugeral CD. Dr. David Day wrote 2 of the songs on this album, the first is the title track "I'm not Fat, I'm Prime" and the "Stillaguamish River Waltz" in honor of river that ran next to the town where he was raised.

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Dr. David A. Day is the president of the Midway Business Association.  If you own a business in SE Portland between I-205 and Gresham, and between Stark and Foster, give our office a call at 503/760-7572.  Our monthly meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Pizza Baron (SE 122nd and Division) at Noon.  When you join, you will get a free listing on our website at www.MidwayBusiness.org.  Our Facebook page is facebook.com/MidwayBusinessAssociation

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DayMorningsAfternoon
Monday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
WednesdayEmergencies
Thursday7:30 - 11:00 am2:30 - 6:00 pm
FridayEmergenciesEmergencies
Saturday9:00 - 10:00 amEmergencies
SundayClosed


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