Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has quickly become one of the most common behavioral conditions among children and young adults. In the United States alone, every year, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder in which the symptoms continually worsen over time.
PD involves the malfunction and death of neurons, specifically in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. As PD progresses, dopamine—the chemical that controls muscle movement and coordination—decreases leaving a person unable to control their movements as they normally would.
I started powerlifting almost four years ago. Like any newbie, I had poor form and a big ego. This, in concert with an old hip injury, resulted in small scale problems that eventually led to a pulled back and a right hip that has significantly less external rotation than my left. To compensate, my entire body shifts and has weakened my squat and deadlift.
I once had a friend who told me that he personally didn’t believe in intersegmental dysfunction or subluxation because there was minimal support for it from the medical community. Now, as someone who has been seeing chiropractors since I was 12, this came as a shock.