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Woman decides against suicide after chiropractic adjustment

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on October 26, 2014

I got a call the other day that went something like this:

Caller: I called about your video.
Me: Yes ma’am. Which video?
Caller: The one with the noose.
Me: OK. How can I help you?
Caller: I found it because I was looking for a way to kill myself. I watched the whole thing. Everything you talked about is what I’ve been dealing with and I just haven’t been able to get any help. Can you help me?
Me: Yes ma’am. When can you get in?
Caller: I’m 2000 miles away. I can’t get to your office.
Me: I know some great chiropractors not too far from you. Let me call someone. Give me a little while, OK?
Caller: OK.

I found a fellow DE chiropractor who drove a hundred miles to adjust this lady. He called me a few hours later to tell me that she is still with us.  The next day, she attended an Open House my friend was having.  The picture taken at the event looked nothing like someone who was ready to take her own life just the day before.

What did my friend do?  He checked the top two bones in her neck and adjusted what was needed.  That’s all!  The sad part of this story is that she HAD seen a chiropractor just recently who took her money but NEVER adjusted her neck! If you don’t get the top bone in your neck checked, why bother?

The whole point of this story is that a subtle interference in how your body communicates with itself can have serious effects on your life AND removal (or reduction) of that interference can have profound (maybe miraculous) effects on the quality of your life.  Not all chiropractors are of this mindset.  So, it’s important you find one that does.  Let me know, I’ll help you find one.

Here’s the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db4AiiCWhFs

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Dead at 43

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 7, 2012

Dead at 43

He doused himself with gasoline and emptied the rest of the can on the floor around him.  Then, set himself on fire.  He died several hours later but not until his youngest son saw him rolling on the carport floor in agony.  Five years later, she died of liver failure caused by chronic alcohol abuse.  Five years apart.  Both 43 years of age.  How tragic were these two lives.  How tragic, too, that three children had to watch these two destroy themselves.

It’s been nearly 40 years since my dad killed himself and almost 35 since my mom died of cirrhosis.  Over that time, I’ve given lots of thought to what could have caused such calamity.  How can it be that two people can be so disconnected from reality that they would choose to live and die like that?  If it were genetic, wouldn’t their siblings have been as screwed up?  Both came from big families. Both had a whacky sibling or two, but nothing like this.

Obviously, there were relationship dynamics and personalities that came into play.  But, one doesn’t get that screwed up without there being a significant disconnect somewhere along the way.   Was there some sort of spiritual disconnect or a chemical imbalance of some sort?   Honestly, I don’t know.

But since I became involved in chiropractic, I have seen how severely disconnected folks can be and how powerfully a physical reconnection can affect one’s life physically, mentally and even spiritually.  I’ve literally seen lives changed.  One little girl with seizures and emotional issues destined to be institutionalized is now a fully functional school teacher, a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder is now completely sane and whole, a man with myopia now able to see not only straight ahead but with excellent peripheral vision.  I’ve seen the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see and the infirm become strong. 

Did my parents have a chiropractic problem?  I don’t know.  No one will ever know.  But this I DO know.  They had never been checked for a chiropractic problem.  And, they were definitely disconnected from God’s original Design for their health, their family and their life.  Had they been under chiropractic care (at least mine and those chiropractors like me) they would have know that their possibilities were so much greater than what they were seeing through their own limited vision.  Had they known that they were designed to be healthy, happy and powerful maybe they would have made better decisions.

I used to be a chiropractic skeptic even though I had my doubts about Medicine, too.  I didn’t believe then that you could do much with a pill, a potion or even an adjustment from the outside could affect what happened on the inside of a person.  I’ve come to understand that you CAN affect what goes on with someone, but you cannot control it. 

And although the Principled chiropractor DOES impose a force (even slight) into the body, what it REALLY does is to remove (or reduce) a major source of interference in the normal function of one’s body.  When that happens, you are better able to perceive both your inner and outer world.   And, a clearer perception of your world enables you to make better decisions.  A lifetime of better decisions leads one away from the paths my parents took and toward a life of joy, peace, patience and kindness.

I’m not going to ask you to chase down your wahcked out friends and/or family members and get them to a chiropractor.  I’m asking YOU to come in and get checked.  Start living the life YOU want to lead.  Others will then ASK what you’re doing.  Then, just bring them with you.

Think about my parents.  Think about how far off the path someone can get.  Imagine an airplane taking off from Atlanta going to Los Angeles.  If that plane is off course by just ONE degree from its start in Atlanta, it could end up as far off course as South America or Alaska.  Minor corrections along the way ensures the plane arrives at its scheduled destination as scheduled.  You have a great destiny planned for you.  Stay on course.  Add a Principled chiropractor to your team.

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Singulair-suicide link?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on March 30, 2008

When will this madness stop?!  Now the FDA is investigating a possible link between Merck’s asthma drug Singular and suicidal tendencies.

Do we really know what causes asthma?  If we don’t, how can we possibly approve a drug BEFORE the potential side efects can be known?    And, why do we (our Government) keep putting drugs on the market that can be more dangerous than the problem they’re supposed to treat?  Too many questions.  Too few answers.

For years people have had great success reducing their asthma symptoms with chiropractic care.  If you need a referral to a good family chiropractor, please let me know.

Here’s the link to the story.

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FDA – Anti-epileptic drugs double risk of suicide

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on February 1, 2008

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FDA informed healthcare professionals that the Agency has analyzed reports of suicidality (suicidal behavior or ideation) from placebo-controlled clinical studies of eleven drugs used to treat epilepsy as well as psychiatric disorders, and other conditions. In the FDA’s analysis, patients receiving antiepileptic drugs had approximately twice the risk of suicidal behavior or ideation (0.43%) compared to patients receiving placebo (0.22%). The increased risk of suicidal behavior and suicidal ideation was observed as early as one week after starting the antiepileptic drug and continued through 24 weeks. The results were generally consistent among the eleven drugs. The relative risk for suicidality was higher in patients with epilepsy compared to patients who were given one of the drugs in the class for psychiatric or other conditions.

Healthcare professionals should closely monitor all patients currently taking or starting any antiepileptic drug for notable changes in behavior that could indicate the emergence or worsening of suicidal thoughts or behavior or depression.

The drugs included in the analyses include (some of these drugs are also available in generic form):

Carbamazepine (marketed as Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, Tegretol XR)
Felbamate (marketed as Felbatol)
Gabapentin (marketed as Neurontin)
Lamotrigine (marketed as Lamictal)
Levetiracetam (marketed as Keppra)
Oxcarbazepine (marketed as Trileptal)
Pregabalin (marketed as Lyrica)
Tiagabine (marketed as Gabitril)
Topiramate (marketed as Topamax)
Valproate (marketed as Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon)
Zonisamide (marketed as Zonegran)

Although the 11 drugs listed above were the ones included in the analysis, FDA expects that the increased risk of suicidality is shared by all antiepileptic drugs and anticipates that the class labeling changes will be applied broadly.

NOTE:  I’m posting this because of its relevance to my practice.  See “Rockie’sStory: Why I am a chiropractor”.

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