Chiropractic Therapy Helps Polio Patients

by Administrator 27. September 2010 12:48

Polio has always been a disease which the governments of all around the world were concerned. In most cases, the symptoms of polio starts developing during the childhood age of the persons and massively affect the health of a person. Polio is a contagious disease and has caused epidemic in many places across the world and at many occasions. Before the creation of polio vaccine by Jonas Salk in 1955, polio used to take the lives of many individuals. Vaccination plays an important role to save people from polio as there is virtually no treatment of this disease. However, in the recent studies, it was found that chiropractic treatment showed positive results for the treatment in polio. Chiropractic refers to the system of healing which is mainly based on the theory of mechanical disorder of bones and skeletal system which obstructs the nervous systems.

When a case study of how chiropractic treatment has helped in improving the condition of a 69 year old retired woman was published in June 2006 issue of Clinical Chiropractic, it surprised many. According the case study, the woman was suffering from left hand pain of over 40 years duration with restricted bending of the fingers in her left hand. Due to polio, the muscles of the right arm of the woman affected badly and it was no longer working. She also observed itching in the left hand. There were other health problems and as the condition became serious, the surgeons advised surgery.

At this point, the patient started receiving chiropractic care and over a period of 13 visits, she noticed some improvements. She also noticed the color change of her left hand from white to pink. During the next few days, the patient noticed hand improvement and hand itching discontinuation. The patient’s strength also improved from 11.5kg to 16kg. The patient’s posture was improved, scoliosis was decreased and the gait was improved. When these improvements were observed by the surgeon, he believed that there is no need of surgery.

As a part of the case study, when 500 members answered a survey, it was found that the chiropractors received the highest patient satisfaction ratings and the general practitioners received the lowest. This suggests that chiropractic treatment is the one of the best option for countering conditions related to polio.

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