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Scientific Fun Facts

May 8, 2013

Did You Know?
• Spinal stiffness was linked to visceral pathology with nearly 100% accuracy based upon sympathetic innervation.
(Medical Times, 1921)
• 1,000 capsules of Tylenol in a lifetime doubles the risk of end stage renal disease. (New England Journal of
Medicine, 1994)
• The average time for a whiplash-injured patient to achieve maximum improvement is 7 months 1 week. (Spine,
• 93% of patients with chronic whiplash pain who have failed medical and physical therapy care improve with
chiropractic adjustments. (Injury, 1996)
• Taking the correct drug for the correct diagnoses in the correct dose will kill about 106,000 Americans per year,
making it the 4th most common cause of death in the US. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998)
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis conservatively cause 16,500 Americans
to bleed to death each year, making that the 15th most common cause of death in the US. (New England Journal
of Medicine, 1999)
• Glutamate and aspartame can cause chronic pain sensitization, and removing them from the diet for 4
consecutive months can eliminate all chronic pain symptoms. (Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2002)
• Chiropractic spinal adjusting has been shown to be better than 5 times more effective than the NSAIDs pain
drugs Celebrex and Vioxx in the treatment of chronic neck and low back pain. (Spine, 2003)
• In patients suffering from chronic pain subsequent to degenerative spinal disease, 59% can eliminate the need for
pain drugs by consuming adequate levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids. (Surgical Neurology, 2006)
• Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to significantly lower blood pressure. (Journal of Human
Hypertension, 2007)
• The estimated incidence of chronic pain from whiplash trauma is 15-40%. (Jour of the Am Academy of Ortho
Surg, 2007)
• Meniere’s Disease has been linked to a disorder of the upper cervical spine facet joints. (International Tinnitus
Jour, 2007)
• Supplementing with vitamin D3 has the potential to reduce cancer deaths in America by 75%. (Ann of
Epidemiology, 2009)
• Potentially, the largest exposure of Americans to the neurotoxin mercury is through the consumption of products
containing High Fructose Corn Syrup. (Environmental Health, 2009)
• Those who consumed the highest amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain drugs increased their risk of
dementia, including Alzheimer’s dementia, by 66%. (Neurology, 2009)
• The newest estimate for the incidence of autism is 1 in 91 US children. (Pediatrics, 2009)

Thank you Dr. Dan Murphy for these interesting facts.