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 Madison Wisconsin Chiropractor
4200 University ave.
suite 2100
Madison WI 53705
Phone 1: 608-231-3900

LaRoy D Reek D.C.
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 Health Articles and More! Other articles in this months newsletter:

The Health Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatments
Ryan Weisgerber
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Effect of a Single Chiropractic Adjustment
Charles S Masarsky and Marion Todres-Masarsky
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Probiotics and Prebiotics
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Three superfoods that can help treat depression
Michael Ravensthorpe
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Effect of a Single Chiropractic Adjustment
Charles S Masarsky and Marion Todres-Masarsky

Objective: The responses of ten subjects to a single chiropractic adjustment are described in terms of structured divergent thinking tasks and post-adjustment interview of the subjects.

Clinical Features: The subjects were respondents to a call for subjects. They ranged from 10 years to 62 years of age. Nine of the subjects were currently involved in a real-world task involving some form of creative thinking. Seven of the subjects were also experiencing some form of musculoskeletal pain at the time of the study. Subjects 1, 2 and 7 reported stress or stress-related symptoms at the time of the study.

Interventions and Outcomes: Two versions of the alternate uses test were administered before and one version after a chiropractic adjustment. This test is an established outcome measure related to divergent thinking, which is a component of creativity. Each subject was also interviewed two to eight days after the adjustment, to ascertain their own impressions of any changes they experienced in the realm of creative thinking. The chiropractic adjustments were performed according to Diversified and Applied Kinesiology protocols. Six of the ten subjects experienced a post-adjustment improvement in their performance on the alternate uses test. Interview responses indicated new directions in a real-world creative task for seven of the subjects, and renewed energy towards a creative project already planned for six subjects. None of the subjects gave any indication on interview that their creativity had suffered in any way.

Conclusions: Taken as a whole, the results suggest short-term enhancement of creative thinking following a chiropractic adjustment. Due to the small size of the study, these conclusions must be considered preliminary, pending verification by future studies.

  About our Practice
Integrated with Madison Wisconsin's Meriter Hospital and Turville Bay MRI center for diagnostic testing. Focused on quick accurate care for patient relief. Dr. Reek has practiced in Madison Wisconsin and helped thousands of patients just like you in his 19 years of professional practice. He is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of neck, back and soft tissue injuries. His office in Madison, WI, uses the latest technology to provide you with the best possible health care. Dr. Reek will consult with you. He will provide his opinion on your condition and discuss what options are available for you. If appropriate, he will refer you to other Madison health care experts including Neurologists, Orthopedists and Acupuncturists. When necessary, Dr. Reek will refer patients to Turville Bay MRI or utilize his hospital privileges at Madison's Meriter Hospital.