Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, has published more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences and practiced full time for 12 years. In 1991, she earned a doctorate in preventive medicine from the University of Iowa.Read More
Dr. Skalski completed his radiology residency at Southern California University of Health Sciences, and a research fellowship at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
We discuss his journey to chiropractic, digital illustration, and he give his tips for studying radiology.Read More
ApplyResearch.com is a website for chiropractors, PTs, and other musculoskeletal practitioners that offers tools to learn how to gain your clinical confidence, learn the science that yields results, and how to communicate powerfully. The site was developed by Norwegian Drs. Jørgen Jevne and, today’s guest, Martin Bonnevie-Svendsen.Read More
Causes of Specific Diseases
Correction: I mistakenly say D.D. Palmer wrote this book over almost 200 years ago. In fact, it was just over 100 years ago.
All rachitic conditions are because of displacement of the twelfth dorsal vertebra; this is an established fact. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (p. 39). So no Vitamin D deficiency then?
Gonorrheal rheumatism is the result of gonorrheal poison contracting nerves, drawing the second lumbar vertebra out of alignment. […] Adjust the first, second or third lumbar vertebra. Acute rheumatism should be relieved by one adjustment. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (p. 61).
In costiveness (constipation) adjust the 12th dorsal, for by its displacement the distance between its inferior articulating processes and those of the first lumbar are increased, thereby stretching the nerves which innervate the kidneys. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (p. 68).
Insanity may be caused by auto-suggestion, continued thinking upon one subject without rest. In such cases the third cervical nerves will be found affected. Correct by adjusting the third cervical vertebra. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (p. 74).
The Nervous System
An inflamed nerve may be recognized, when subcutaneous, by its hardened condition, its sensitiveness to pressure and its enlarged diameter. It is contracted lengthwise and enlarged diametrically. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (p. 61).
I proceed to palpate on both sides of the spine, using one finger and thereby determine which one or both of the 12th pair of nerves and the one or both of the kidneys are affected. This is determined by the rigidity of the nerves; those affected will be swollen and sensitive to pressure. Palpation is made by a verticle movement back and forth of a half-inch. The sensitive, contracted nerve or nerves may be followed to the affected kidney or kidneys. - Palmer, D.D. (2007-09-03). The Chiropractor (pp. 69-70).
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