Back in the 1920s it was pretty rare to find women in the medical field. In fact, female students at Baylor University College of Medicine were told they would need to score grades 10 points higher than male students in order to graduate with "equal standing."
But that didn't stop Ruth Jackson from graduating from Baylor in 1928. Eighth in her class and against her father's wishes. And she went on to become the first female member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Jackson had a special interest in injuries of the cervical spine. She suffered with significant pain herself following an automobile accident in 1936, and in 1956 she published her findings from the collected data on over 15,000 patients in her acclaimed and authoritative book, The Cervical Syndrome.
Dr. Jackson's Cervical Syndrome is a gold-mine of information when it comes to understanding the neurological changes that trigger chronic headaches (and worse: migraines). More important though, is how this information has helped us understand how to correct the root cause of chronic headaches and migraines.
Not many fibromyalgia patients in Anchorage, AK know that they have more than one option in chiropractic care. NUCCA Upper cervical chiropractic care is gentle, logical, and often helps those with fibro pain heal in ways that they have not experienced with medications, physical therapy, manual therapy, and traditional chiropractic.
I am back out on the soccer field a few times a month now – not as aggressive a player as before but it feels good to be able to get out and run. The past few months, I am out running the track 2-3 times a week...
There are many reasons to give upper cervical chiropractic care a try in Anchorage, AK. Many of them are deeply personal to the patients who walk through our doors. Although there are others that may be unique to your situation, here are ten good reasons why you might want to make your next consultation with a health care provider in an upper cervical chiropractic office.
Because we look at the spine from the perspective of “balance first” and not “joint alignment first” we tend to make fewer chiropractic adjustments than other chiropractors do. We improve the balance, and let the body's intelligence move the spine for itself, which it does, often with remarkable speed.
It may feel good to pop your own neck. But usually that immediate feeling of relaxation disappears in a few minutes and it's replaced by a new desire to pop your neck again. Which means whatever good you think you might be doing isn't really lasting.
I’d like to share an interesting study I came across just a moment ago because it confirms an important concept that I see illustrated time and again in those who come to me for help. The study was conducted by researchers at the Kellogg School of Management and published recently in the January 2011 issue of Psychological Science. The researchers were comparing how the thoughts and behaviors of of people were affected by both physical posture and by hierarchical rank or title. They were surprised to find that posture had a more significant affect on behavior and psychology that […]
It’s well known that elevated blood pressure, called hypertension, can lead to a number of other health problems. Left unchecked it can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, heart attack, loss of vision, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, dementia and heart failure. With all of these serious implications, it’s not surprising that doctors are vigilant and quick to take action when faced with a patient’s elevated blood pressure. Unfortunately, this action almost always involves the prescription of high blood pressure medication, which often leads to increased dosages and changes in drug types as the body adapts to the effects of the […]