Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Women's Health Problems

Women's health problems -- the causal link
by Erin L. Elster, D.C.

After caring for numerous female patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), migraine headaches, menstrual disorders (endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, infertility), and fibromyalgia (disorders that more commonly afflict women), I found one common link: head/neck trauma. By correcting the trauma-induced upper cervical injury using an advanced form of upper cervical chiropractic care, these patients' symptoms were reversed.

There were three primary observations in the cases:

1. Many patients recalled experiencing a trauma to the head or neck (such as whiplash, head injury, fall, sports accident, etc.) prior to the onset of symptoms or diagnosis.

2. Upper cervical subluxations were discovered in all patients.

3. The correction of the upper cervical subluxations reversed the patients' symptoms in the majority of cases.

Medical science has already concluded that injuries to the head and neck can:

*** trigger MS by altering the blood-brain-barrier and immune function ...

*** cause migraine headaches by altering neurophysiology and blood flow ...

*** produce malfunctions in the reproductive system by altering hormone secretion from the hypothalamus (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) and the pituitary (follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone) ...

*** cause fibromyalgia by altering the neuromuscular system.

(For a complete list of medical references discussing the link between head trauma and disease, please visit my website

Therefore, it seems clear why correcting upper cervical subluxations reversed these women's disorders -- normal neurophysiology was restored!

Upper cervical subluxations were found in these patients using two essential technologies: a) precision laser-aligned radiography to determine misalignment; and b) paraspinal digital infrared imaging to monitor neurophysiology.

The combination of state-of-the-art technology and a precision upper cervical adjustment performed according to the guidelines of the International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association produced the above results, which were documented and published during the last year in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), Today's Chiropractic and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT).

(Erin Elster, D.C. is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. She completed her upper cervical chiropractic training with the International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (IUCCA). For more information, please contact Dr. Elster at 303/ 442-5911 or

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