Dr. Justin Brown and Dr. Jonathan Chung, in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research (March 2011 edition), speak about a patient from their clinic that was showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and the amazing results she had following a correction of the bones in her upper neck that were misaligned. This is called the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome utilizing the Upper Cervical Procedure.

This female patient was sixty-seven years old. She was complaining of tremors, weakness, rigidity due to Parkinson’s disease (PD), and scoliosis. She stated that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease shortly after she began showing symptoms some five years earlier. She reported that she was falling on a daily basis due to balance issues. She was unable to work due to the severity of her symptoms. She struggled with day to day activities.

She was treated during a six-month period. Here are her results:

  • 30% improvement in rigidity
  • 60% improvement in tremors
  • 60% improvement in weakness
  • 70% improvement in mobility.


She also reported a significant decrease in the number of times she falls and much improvement in her ability to perform daily activities, which includes her ability to work.

Further Research

There have been numerous studies done on brain stem atrophy and misalignment in people with advanced Parkinson’s disease. One such study, by Jubault et al., states that this brain stem atrophy may be the first identifiable stage of neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson’s. They say that this may be responsible for many of the various symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease. According to new research done by an upright MRI, upper neck misalignment can change the function of the brain by changing CFS and blood flow to the brain.

Getting Help in Glendale, California

Atlas subluxation complex can only be corrected through specific upper neck adjustments by a specially trained upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Glendale, California. These types of problems cannot be corrected by general chiropractic manipulation.

An upper neck evaluation should be performed to see if an undetected brain stem injury could be the root cause of Parkinson’s for you or someone you love.


Reduction in Symptoms Related to Parkinson’s Disease Concomitant with Subluxation Reduction Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care by Jonathan Chung DC & Justin Brown DC as published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at https://www.healthedgela.com