David1949 wrote:The FONAR findings are interesting. The article says; "the vertebrae were rotated 5-6 degrees from their normal alignment". Does that mean rotated about the vertical axis of the spinal cord? If so, is that something that a UCC doctor could see in the x-rays they take with a new patient?
Yes, If the proper x-ray views of the cervical spine are taken it is possible to see the rotation.
Hi Dr. Kroontz,
I think that it would be good if you could describe what xrays are required so that when I or anyone goes for xrays we know what we are asking for and getting what is required to asses this.
I have found from personal experience that Chiro's who do their own xrays are confused when asked for these types of xray, they ask for specifics.
Good news about the Fronar findings, have you any thoughts for studies given what we are all learning, particularly about CSF flows?
Even if it doesn't relate to Chiropractic treatments in the first instant, I believe that there will be a connection.
Too many studies have an objective when they are started, if there were studies to define the 'fault'
(eg. MS and Neuro-de-generative diseases), then find the cause and solution, there would be allot of appreciative suffers. We can see that there is a problem with alignment for instance, what we need to understand is how this plays out in life. Recording incidences of 'injury' throughout ones life time and looking at the effects in latter life would have to be one step in the right direction.
Imagine if there where xrays or Upright MRI taken as routine as we grow and develop and then an assessment of the outcome?
Even in a small time frame people with 'problems' could be assessed and that information pooled and understood.
If there was less individualism in 'Practices' it would enable data capture.
Instead of gathering info for Government purposes, it could be for wellness!
I'll stop now!