Jim has a sore thumb

Dr. Devin begins a series on treating and preventing athletic injuries. We start with how important the spine is to recovery and then we talk about the insanity of medicine in the USA. Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:

  1. According to Dr. Jay P. Shah from the National Institute of Health, what happens to the spine when an extremity is injured?
  2. What is the medical standard of care for any injury?
  3. Instead of medication and surgery, what would have been the wise choice for Jim?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. Injury in a limb causes “congestion” in the spinal level associated with the injury.
    1. You will never fully heal unless you take care of the spine.
  2. Medical standard of care:
    1. Oral medication
      1. NSAID’s
      2. Cox 2’s
      3. Steroids
    2. Opioid epidemic
      1. In the USA, over 130 people die daily because of opioid addiction.
        1. Destroys families
    3. “Vitamin I” is not really a vitamin!
      1. It’s Ibuprofen
        1. It blocks prostaglandins
          1. Prostaglandins are responsible for
            1. Capillary dilation (swelling) – adding nutrition to the injured area
            2. Flood the area with stem cells – the building blocks of cell repair
  3.  Removing the Vise Grip!

Join us next time so we can continue helping you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. Until then, contact me at 704-827-6560 or chiro@atkinsonfamilychiro.com

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