Sympathetic Segmental Disturbances:
The Evidences of the Association, in Dissected Cadavers, of Visceral Disease with Vertebral Deformities of the Same Sympathetic Segments
From Medical Times, November, 1921. Pp. 1-7
Henry Winsor, M.D.
Key Points from Dan Murphy
1. Curvatures of the spine adversely affect the sympathetic nervous system.
2. The sympathetic nervous system controls the blood supply to the viscera, and is, therefore, related to all manner of visceral diseases and pathology, and specifically, “the ordinary diseases of adult life.”
3. Visceral diseases and pathology can be traced back to the segmental levels of sympathetic involvement with nearly 100% correlation.
4. Prolonged abnormal spinal posture stretches the sympathetic nervous system, firing the sympathetics, causing reduced blood supply to visceral organs, and resulting in visceral pathology.
5. Abnormal spinal curvatures precede organic visceral diseases.
6. The author perfectly describes pelvic-lumbar subluxations, fibrosis, reduced motion, and sympathetic nerve interference adversely influencing blood flow and resulting in visceral pathology.
7. Spinal disease precedes old age and causes old age.
8. Stiff distorted spines cause sympathetic irritation, vascular spasm, arterial hardening, and old age follows.
9. A person is as old as his spine.
10. Postural distortions causing sympathetic dysfunction can be treated with fulcrum-assisted reversal of the postural distortion. [Incredible]
11. This author references both osteopathic and chiropractic literature in his bibliography.
A 1978 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College, Dr. Dan Murphy is on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College West, and the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association. For more information, visit http://www.danmurphydc.com/newsletter.htm.