NZer1 wrote: After having Upper Cervical adjustments and general Chiropractic care in NZ I am of the opinion that most Chiropractors are stuck with the original concept that nerve conduction was the primary focus in Chiropractic adjustments.
I have spent may hours discussing the details in your book Dr F and shown the outcomes from the Dr's Rosa and Damadian study to many Chiropractors in NZ including the Lead Teacher at the Chiropractic College who did my adjustments and blank looks were as good as I got!
Most chiropractors are stuck. Basic chiropractic theory regarding a vertebral segment being misaligned and pinching a nerve resulting in dis-ease is bad science and sophomoric. While BJ Palmer's upper cervical approach was way ahead of its time, it's based on an outdated theory. Dr. Magoun's craniosacral theory in osteopathy regarding stuck sutures and bones in the skull causing disease is equally bad. On the other hand, the practice of upper cervical specific, full spine chiropractic and craniosacral works for many types of musculoskeletal disorders. It also works for patients with neurodegenerative conditions. In addition to manipulation of the spine, many chiropractors also use different modalities, neutraceuticals, diet, Traditonal Chinese Medicines, exercises etc., that can also be effective. Correction and rehablilitation of the spine, as well as modalities, neutraceuticals, Traditional Chinese Medicines, diet and exercise will all work much better if the treating doctors understand the pathology and apply the appropriate therapy.