Dallas Chiropractic Neurologist Comments:
Okay so I know the title of this post probably doesn't make much sense so I'll start explaining...
I have a relative who has been really sick over the last 15 years.Here's a sampling...
- broken many ribs simply by doing low-impact yoga (not normal)
- Adhesions in her abdominal cavity (trust me, not normal)
- Neuropathy-like pains in the legs
- Serious spondylolisthesis for which she had surgery
- Fractured cartilage pads in both wrists
- Shoulder rotator cuff tendons that are so damaged they can't be repaired
- Hip joint that has cartilage degeneration
- Achilles tendon that is hanging on literally by a thread
- Been to Mayo Clinic like 15 times...no diagnosis, no explanation for her condition--only surgery suggested
- Been to Cleveland Clinic like 15 times...no diagnosis, no explanation for her condition--only surgery suggested
- Taken a million vitamins and herbs all with no real positive effect
And the kicker...she's only 57. She's finally decided to let me assess her--not just chiropractically or neurologically but also assess her hormones, immune system and metabolism. To me it's very clear that she has an autoimmune disease of some kind that is attacking the collagen fibers in her body. When I told her this, she said that "They tested for that at Mayo."
So here's what's ludicrous...(it doesn't matter what test it was the point is as follows)--
She says "They won't diagnose me with an autoimmune disease because my lab numbers were 2.9 and the cut-off is 3.0 to get the diagnose."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
So at 3.0 you have an autoimmune disease, but at 2.9 you magically don't have the disease? What a joke. You have all the physical signs but because your one-tenth less than the cut-off you DONT have an autoimmune process thats destroying you.(sarcastically said)
This is a terrifying example of what' s wrong with the traditional medical approach to healthcare. This a terrifying example of how people with autoimmune problems are utterly mis-managed.
I think the truth is that either they don't have a name for what she says and that totally stumps them--which is stupid because the label is not what's important. What' s important is determining the actual physiological problem--the FUNCTIONAL problem--and restoring normal function--or the truth is that they really think that because she's one-tenth off that she doesn't have an autoimmune condition.
Either way, I think its awful.Thank God I can finally do a proper full-court functional workup on her.
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