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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.