Researching Chiropractic: Spring Edition

There seems to be no end to the conditions that respond to chiropractic care—physical as well as psychological conditions.

That is because chiropractic does not “treat” a particular condition. Chiropractic care “treats” or, more accurately, “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.

Chiropractic Healing

No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you and they will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month.  Researching chiropractic can be complicated and sometimes a simple success story is the best solution.

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Uncontrollable jerks and tics (Functional Movement Disorder). 

A 36-year-old woman was suffering from uncontrollable hyperkinesia (myoclonic jerks and tics). A neurologist diagnosed her as having functional (nonorganic) movement disorder and referred her to a psychiatrist telling her it was a psychological problem. Instead she chose chiropractic care.

Over a period of twenty weeks she received chiropractic care and during that time her progress was analyzed.

As she improved in spinal and nerve stress health she experienced a steady improvement of all signs and symptoms of an FMD. By twenty weeks of care all her symptomshyperkinetic movement, myoclonic jerks and ticsceased. (13)

Migraine, thyroid problems and tachycardia (rapid heart beat). 

A 28-year-old pregnant woman (14 weeks) presented for chiropractic care. She had a prior Caesarean section and sought chiropractic care to improve her chances of a vaginal delivery. Her health history included migraine headaches, hypothyroidism and tachycardia (rapid heart beat).

She had a total of 33 chiropractic visits over a 7-month duration. The result was a successful labor at 40 weeks plus 4 days and vaginal delivery of a healthy baby girl. (14)

Chiropractic Care While Pregnant Webster Technique

Difficulty swallowing, choking feeling. 

A 73-year-old woman had a 20-year history of chronic difficulty in swallowing with a feeling of choking on food (dysphagia). Multiple levels of vertebral subluxations were observed. After her first adjustment her chronic dysphagia resolved. A full progress evaluation was performed after 12 visits to determine further clinical changes. Her dysphagia remained in remission and she was now able to eat a normal diet without a feeling of choking on her food for the first time in 20 years. (15)  As you can see, success stories help us to understand symptoms that subluxations can bring on and chiropractic adjustments can heal better than simply researching chiropractic care via informational articles sometimes.


  1. LucksC,Lucks L. Improvement of a functional movement disorder in a patient receiving Network Spinal Analysis and somato respiratory integration care: a case report. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. April 9, 2015;26-33.
  2. Edwards J, Alcantara J. Chiropractic care of a pregnant patient presenting with a history of migraine headaches, hypothyroidism, and tachycardia. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic.  2015;1:71-76.
  3. Rhodes C, Bentley M et al. Resolution of chronic dysphagia in a 73-year-old female receiving chiropractic care: a case report. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.March 19, 2015;23-25.
Darren Hart

Dr. Darren R. Hart was born and raised in Atascadero and received his education at Atascadero High School, Cal Poly, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was inspired to become a chiropractor after a life-saving chiropractic adjustment as a young child. He has been practicing in Atascadero for nearly 20 years. Through his gentle healing touch, Dr. Hart enjoys giving back to others what chiropractic gave to him.