Link Between Contact Sports and Parkinson’s Pt2

Parkinson's, Tremors, Balance Issues, Fatigue, SluggishIn a previous article, we looked into the link between injuries to the head and upper spine and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Now let’s get a better understanding of how upper cervical chiropractic care is bringing hope to patients suffering from Parkinson’s.

Drs. Brown and Chung had results reported in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research that show the success story of a patient with Parkinson’s. A woman, age 67, was experiencing the many symptoms associated with Parkinson’s including tremors, rigidity, weakness, and scoliosis. She was diagnosed not long after her symptoms arose and had been suffering from the disease for about five years. Daily falls and other issues caused normal day to day activities to be difficult to perform.

What were the results of her six months of treatment? She reported:

  • Tremors – 60% improved
  • Rigidity – 30% improved
  • Weakness – 60% improved
  • Mobility – 70% improved
  • Significantly fewer falls
  • Ability to care for daily work and living activities

A connection between brainstem atrophy and Parkinson’s has been noted by Jubault et al. The authors of the research believe that this degeneration is responsible for the symptoms connected to Parkinson’s. Upright MRIs can allow a specialist to observe a C1 and C2 misalignment that can cause brainstem problems and limit the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

To correct the problem, upper cervical adjustments are needed. This type of adjustment is not performed by a general chiropractor. A person will need to see an upper cervical specialist such as Dr. Kerry Johnson from Apple Valley, Minnesota.

If you are suffering from Parkinson’s disease and have head or neck trauma in your history, a consultation and examination can show if these injuries are the cause of your disease. A personalized care plan can help to get natural relief from your symptoms.


Reduction in Symptoms Related to Parkinson’s Disease Concomitant with Subluxation Reduction Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care by Jonathan Chung DC & Justin Brown DC as published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at

2017-09-19T00:17:17+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Depression, Disequilibrium, Dizziness, Parkinson's disease|Comments Off on Link Between Contact Sports and Parkinson’s Pt2