Cervical Subluxation a caustion of Mental Illness?
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Does anyone know about the connection between cervical subluxation and symptoms of mental illness, more speicifcally towards schizophrenic symptoms? Specifically, I want to know whether or not there is any documented cases where a surgically, or otherwise, corrected subluxation also eliminated symptoms of mental illness. The only reason I will ever agree to surgery, essentially risking quadriplegia, is if I know for sure that the surgery will rid me of the mental symptoms.
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I've had a cervical subluxation for as long as I can remember, but I never knew what it was until recently when I happened to find it out online. Before I see a doctor, I want a better understanding of cervical subluxation and it's role in mental illness.
My understanding is that it pulls on the spinal cord. The greater the misalignment, then the more the cord is pulled and therefore the symptoms will be worse. My longest symptom is an inability to stand up straight without pain in my neck, shoulders and back. More recently, as in the past month, I've been feeling pain further down my entire back and have developed numb spots around the subluxation (aroud C5, I believe). Within the past few days I've had tingling in my fingers, much like the feeling of a foot falling asleep.
The physical symptoms are alarming, but it's the mental ones that are really my main concern. As a child I was diagnosed with conduct disorder and intermittent explosive disorder. These 2 disorders no longer affect me and I have a "clean" bill of mental health. Recently, though, over the course of about 2 years, it's become very difficult to do anything. To find motivation, pleasure, or even hate, for anything. Mental illness runs in my mothers side of the family and my mother herself is schizophrenic. So, I always worry about having it sneak up on me. My behavior over the past 6 months strongly fits with paranoid schizophrenia.
I had an idea, that maybe the schizophrenic symptoms and cervical subluxation weren't two separate issues, but rather the subluxation is causing the schizophrenic symptoms. I've done a little research online and found that there are some doctors who are certain that a subluxaton can cause mental illness. While I find this positive causation, what I don't find is the result of corrective surgery.
Does anyone know about this connection and whether or not there is any documented cases where a surgically corrected subluxation also eliminated symptoms of mental illness? The only reason I will ever agree to surgery, essentially risking quadriplegia, is if I know for sure that the surgery will rid me of the mental symptoms.
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