Concussions and Chiropractic

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Chiropractic care helps Jim McMahon get his life back, and it can help others, too

(Part 1 of a 2-part article)

Jim McMahon had nearly given up hope, resigned to a lifetime of pain and terrifying episodes of memory loss. He even considered giving up completely and taking his own life as another football friend had done.  Then, a chiropractor helped him find a miracle. Multiple concussions from football had stolen his life.

Before meeting Dr. Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI, the pain in the 55-year-old former quarterback's head was so excruciating, the throbbing of every single heartbeat in his ears so persistent, that he mostly sought refuge in the bedroom of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The acute memory loss had made it impossible to live a normal life. On the occasions when McMahon did leave his home, he sometimes couldn't remember where he was or how to return home.

There were thoughts of suicide, he said,  McMahon didn't take his own life, but he was resigned to spending the rest of his days in declining health.

But his haunting story ultimately turned into a life-changing moment for McMahon, thanks to chiropractors who had a hunch that McMahon's problems could be traceable not only to numerous concussions but also to issues with his neck.

Damadian took a closer look at McMahon's neck and found that the top two vertebrae were solely concussion-related.  Dr. Damadian said that the only thing that would make something like this happen to your neck is a misaligned spine, which can cause a blockage of the cerebral spinal fluid.

Damadian accompanied McMahon to the office of Dr. Scott Rosa, a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal specialist who provided a gentle, precise, noninvasive procedure -- the Image Guided Atlas Orthogonal Treatment -- that aligned the first vertebrae of the spine, near the base of McMahon's skull.

The relief was almost instantaneous. "When they first did it to me, it was like the toilet flushed,"  McMahon said. "I thought to myself, 'No wonder I can hear my heart beating. It was bang, bang, bang.' I was having trouble speaking. I couldn't see clearly. But as soon as Dr. Rosa gently moved those bones, it was amazing." 

If you or anyone you care about has had a concussion or is involved in contact sports, don't wait--contact Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center in Gilbert, AZ. The doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonists, providing gentle, precise care to the entire family. Jim McMahon is just one example of difference that can be made--concussions and chiropractic--saves lives. Call 480-325-6977

Resourced from Newsday, 10/18/14.  Read Part 2 for the conclusion of Jim McMahon's story from hopelessness to health at Foresight Chiropractic articles; Upper Cervical Gilbert Chiropractic 


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