of depression include persistent sad or irritable mood; loss of interest in
activities once enjoyed; significant change in appetite or body weight; difficulty
sleeping or oversleeping; psychomotor agitation or retardation; loss of energy;
feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt; difficulty concentrating;
and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
certain cases, patients can alternate between periods of depression and mania,
also known as bipolar disorder or manic depression. Depression (and the fluctuation
between depression and mania) is thought to be caused by alterations in serotonin
levels in the brain.
IUCCA UPPER CERVICAL CARE RELATES TO DEPRESSION
medical science has not determined the exact cause
of altered serotonin levels that produce depression
and bipolar disorder, recent research has pointed
towards a likely head trauma-induced origin for
certain cases of mood disorders.1-41
Evidence supports that trauma
(in particular mild concussive injury to the head,
neck or upper back) increases the risk of onset
Following the trauma, mood disorders can be triggered
immediately or can take months or years to develop.
purpose of IUCCA upper cervical care is to reverse
the trauma-induced upper neck injury; thereby
reducing irritation to the injured nerves in the
central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
While many depression sufferers recall specific
traumas such as head injuries, auto accidents
or falls, some do not. An upper cervical examination
Radiography and Digital
Infrared Imaging is
necessary in each individual's case to assess
whether an upper cervical injury is present and
whether benefit from IUCCA upper cervical care
can be achieved.
Bipolar Case Studies
ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
of Bipolar, Seizure, and Sleep Disorders and Migraine
Headaches Utilizing a Chiropractic Technique"
by Erin L. Elster, DC. Journal of Manipulative
and Physiologic Therapeutics. March 2004.
Cervical Chiropractic Care for a Nine-Year-Old
Male with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Asthma, Insomnia,
and Headaches: A Case Report"
by Erin Elster, DC. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation
Research. July 2003.
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