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1 CHIROPRACTIC Dr. John Raymond Baker,DC

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3 Chiropractic – Definition by Dr. John Raymond Baker,DC The art and science of diagnosis and treatment of somatic dysfunction resulting from improper neural function using a conservative, non- surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach. The primary treatment method is via use of manual manipulation (the “adjustment”) of the affected joint (s) of the spine and/or extremities. The goal is restoration of proper neural transmission and restoration of normal joint alignment, function, and motion.

4 Subluxation – Definition by the American Chiropractic Association “A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. A subluxation is evaluated, diagnosed, and managed through the use of chiropractic procedures based on the best available rational and empirical evidence. “

5 The Chiropractic Oath I do hereby swear before these assembled witnesses that I will do my utmost to keep this oath as a doctor of chiropractic. I will light the way to the understanding of those natural laws which preserve the human body, as a fitting temple for the soul. I will keep the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the sick as my foremost duty, ever searching for and correcting the cause of their disease to the best of my ability. I will at all times stand ready to serve humanity without distinction of race, creed, or color. I will prevent and alleviate human suffering. I will exemplify a pattern of living in harmony with the laws of nature. With purity I will pass my life and practice my art. I will refrain from any act of wrong-doing. I will regard the keeping of a patient's confidence as a moral obligation. I will at all times consider the patients under my care as of supreme importance. I will not spare myself in rendering them the help which I have been taught by my alma mater. May the skillful use of my hands be so directed, that I may bring strength to the sick, relief to the suffering, peace of mind to the anxious, and the inspiration to the human race to attain bountiful health, that we may live this life to the fullest expression of its innate endowments. I therefore solemnly swear to uphold these principles and precepts, to the best of my ability, so help me God.

6 Comparison of Medical and Chiropractic School Hours

7 Chiropractic History nbaker.com/chirop ractichistory.pdfhttp://www.drjoh nbaker.com/chirop ractichistory.pdf Founder, Daniel David Palmer Magnetic Healer

8 First Chiropractic Patient Mr. Harvey Lillard, Deaf Janitor

9 Hippocrates of Cos- Father of Medicine “ Primum Non Nocere”- First, Do No Harm ! “ Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. ” “To do nothing is also a good remedy.”

10 “Paracelsus” Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim “Every Drug is a Poison. They Differ Only in Their Dosages.” The “Father of Toxicology” and some say, The “Father of Pharmacology”

11 B.J. Palmer- Son of DD Palmer

12 B J Palmer

13 B J Palmer – Not without a Humorous Side

14 B J PALMER GAVE THIS GUY HIS FIRST JOB Ronald Reagan

15 Andrew Taylor Still- Founder of Osteopathic Medicine

16 Louis Pasteur- “Germ Theory” “ The pathogen is nothing. The terrain is everything ”

17 Claude Bernard- Father of Physiology “ The Terrain is the Thing ”

18 Nathan Smith Davis, MD- Founder of the American Medical Association “ Less lofty, however, were Davis's attitudes towards women and blacks. He argued that both should be excluded from the AMA.”

19 Chester Wilk,DC versus The American Medical Association, et al “ A Turning Point ”

20 Disc Displacement

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22 Intervertebral view

23 Intervertebral Disc Layers

24 Normal Cervical Spine

25 The Chiropractic doctor performs an orthopaedic, neurological, postural physical examination combined with a thorough history taking, to collect enough information to make a differential diagnosis and see what further testing may be indicated.

26 Report of Findings The doctor goes over the findings of the x-rays, combined with the findings of the examination and advises the patient about the nature of the problem, what treatment is proposed, and often, may estimate how long the treatment may take.

27 Notice the spinal cord compression in this picture. The pressure caused from the misalignment in the spine at the base of the neck has led to restricted blood flow to the spinal cord tissue. The resulting cracks and degeneration in the spinal cord are apparent.

28 Normal vs. Diseased

29 “Military Neck” Hyperflexion / Hyperextension Injuries (Whiplash) often result in this sort of presentation. If left with cervical paraspinal muscles in spasm, and with loss of normal cervical curve, this will usually lead to abnormal wear and tear of the cervical spinal joints and thus, To osteoarthritis, a “wear and tear” Disease.

30 Severe Degeneration of the cervical spine Note the loss of intervertebral disc height and spurring, or osteophytic formations Chiropractic theory maintains that such degeneration could have been prevented by Chiropractic intervention.

31 Lumbar Adjustment

32 Cervical Adjustment The neck is rotated in a gentle fashion Until one reaches the end of the range of motion and a quick impulse is delivered that takes the neck beyond The point of fixation, increasing the range of motion and, at the same time, Helping to break up muscle spasm.

33 Other Therapeutic Modalities Electrical Muscle Stimulation Intersegmental Traction Diathermy Cryotherapy Massage Trigger point therapy / Myofascial Release Ultrasound Qigong Active therapy (Treadmill, Gazelle, Therabands,Swiss Balls,etc.) TheraStim


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