Various ideas for you

flu shot story

Posted: June 19, 2014
By: Dr Howard Hadley

This story isn't about chiropractic, but it so upsetting that I have to share it.  An unfortunate young woman “has no use of her legs and lacks the strength in her upper body to feed or clothe herself.” She’s 24 years old now, and was 20 when it happened.  And the headlines say that she “wins $11.6 million for treatment.”  Right.  “Up to” $11.6 million for treatment.  Sounds to me like the medical community that did this to her won.  They are the ones who’ll get this $11.6 million.  But don’t worry she’ll also get “more than $1 million for her lost wages, pain and suffering and other medical expenses.”  Wow, she must feel so very lucky.  And who is paying this money?  The drug company?  The doctors involved?  Nope.  The government.  Which means, of course, that you and I are paying for it.  Why are we paying for it?  Because of a “safety net created by Congress a quarter century ago to spread the cost of those risks and ensure that vaccine manufacturers can keep doing business.”



Posted: April 15, 2014
By: Dr Howard Hadley

NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  They're used to decrease inflammation (keep in mind that your body created the inflammation on purpose to deal with a problem) and pain.  Unfortunately, they've been known for years to kill as many at least 16,500 Americans each year (about the same as die from AIDS.  

And now we see that they also are associated with "A Fib," the newest, flashiest disease that we're all supposed to panic about, and take the latest new drugs for, according to the constant barrage of direct-to-consumer ads that we have to watch if you choose to watch any TV at all.  

And if you do end up with "A Fib," there's a drug to treat that, too.  As long as you don't mind the chances of "serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding."



Diane Rehm Spasmodic dysphonia

Posted: April 13, 2014
By: Dr Howard Hadley

When Diane Rehm of NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show was first diagnosed with Spasmodic dysphonia (, our office contacted her to let her know that chiropractic was known to have success with her problem.  She was very courteous and did reply, but said that unless there were large studies indicating that chiropractic care could help, then  she was going to stick with medical care.  That was back in approximately 1998.  Today (16 years later)  she still has the problem and, to the best of my knowledge, is still not seeking chiropractic care.  Here’s another recent study showing someone who was helped with chiropractic care.

Here’s  a relevant report:  “Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials.”  This comically and with great insight states that parachutes have never been adequately tested in randomized controlled clinical studies.  The basic point is that not everything needs to be studied.  Sometimes it just makes sense that something is beneficial.  My point:  Your nervous system controls EVERY OTHER SYSTEM IN YOUR BODY. If you have interference in your nervous system, your body CAN NOT WORK PROPERLY.  PERIOD!!!    Could that include the muscle in your throat…the muscles that allow you to speak properly?  Of course it could.  We don’t need a large randomized clinical study to demonstrate that you’re better off without interference in your nervous system.  Just like we don’t need a large randomized clinical study to demonstrate that having a parachute is better than not having a parachute if you’re falling from an airplane.