Attention All Patients, Family and Friends.
The cold and flu season and Covid-19 are among us, and we want to encourage everyone of having chiropractic care more than ever. Please see the historical finding in 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Preparedness.
The 1918 Influenza Epidemic swept the world. As we face another wave of Covid-19 this fall and winter, a look at chiropractic care in 1918 influenza epidemic records is enlightening for pandemic preparedness.
1918 Influenza Epidemic Records from Walter C. Rhodes, DC
“The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas,” by Walter C. Rhodes, DC, states chiropractic care came into its own during the 1918 influenza epidemic. The following statistics from his chiropractic records leave no doubt chiropractic care offers value for influenza and pandemic preparedness.
Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: IOWA
During the 1918 influenza epidemic, Davenport, Iowa, medical doctors treated 4,953 influenza cases with 274 deaths. At the same time, 150 chiropractors, students and faculty of Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases during the influenza epidemic with only one death. The state of Iowa reports medical doctors treated 93,590 influenza patients with 6,116 deaths or one out of 15. The rest of the state, except for Davenport, reported 4,735 patients treated by chiropractor care with a loss of 6 which is 1 out of 789 during the influenza epidemic.
Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: NEW YORK CITY
Reports from New York City during the influenza epidemic of 1918, show 950 out of 10,000 patients medically treated died. Whereas 25 patients out of 10,000 died under drugless methods. It is not clear if drugless is chiropractic care, but it is assumed.
Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma chiropractors reported 3,490 cases of influenza with 7 deaths during the 1918 influenza epidemic. It is interesting because medical doctors gave up on 233 influenza patients, so chiropractors were called in and saved all except 25 with chiropractic care.
The question most people asked is why or how was that possible?
The human nervous system controls all functions of the body—including the respiratory and immune system, and chiropractic adjustments helps reduce interference to the nervous system's ability to perform and get the proper nerve messages to function at 100% of their natural abilities. In other words, some part of your body may not be working properly without the nerve signals and this could cause pain or other health ailments.
Call and come in today to schedule your next appointment to help your body’s immune system strong to fight this virus at 404-299-9066.
Dr. Charles Wilkerson
For more on CDC Covid-19 Guidelines: https://dph.georgia.gov/