The following case occurred earlier this year. It is fairly representative of the benefit of imaging in the chiropractic setting and demonstrates the service that an astute Doctor of Chiropractic can provide.
Each year millions of people lose their balance and fall. This number increases for those older than 65 years, as in this group, 1 out of 4 people fall each year. The death rates due to falls have increased 30% from 2007 to 2016 for older adults, and, if this rate continues, by 2030 we will expect to see 7 deaths from falls every hour. 1 out of every 5 falls causes serious injuries, such as broken bones or head injuries. 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Dysautonomia is an abnormal regulation of the autonomic nervous system. Dysautonomia commonly occurs as a result of a traumatic brain injury, toxin exposure, traumatic event, bedrest, medication side effects, joint hypermobility syndromes, diabetes, neurodegenerative conditions, autoimmune conditions, and some reports have been documented post-vaccination (especially with younger females). Dysautonomia affects approximately 70 million people worldwide, and the symptoms of dysautonomia may be “invisible” to the untrained eye.