July 7, 2022

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Chiropractors, Researchers Begin the Hunt for Long COVID Therapy

Scientists, chiropractors and pain management experts say major healthcare companies are integral to getting effective treatment for the disease (1-5), which currently afflicts more than 100 million people, according to the World Health Organization.

“When you look at the numbers for neurological, muscular, and inflammatory symptoms caused by long covid, we are observing what chiropractic had effectively managed the symptoms,” said Eric Chun-Pu Chu, a leading researcher on a long COVID trial.

Long COVID, with some 200 reported afflictions that include fatigue, dizziness and muscle pain. Chiropractic therapy was effective in managing pain (6-15), neurologica (16-23), and motor (24-28) symptoms. It sidelines people who have had both mild and severe COVID-19, including children. In the United States, it is estimated to have affected 1-in-7 working age adults.

Researchers hope their research will uncover the causes of long COVID, many chiropractors are identifying existing therapy that may work as treatments.

“What we’re struggling with is some complicated symptoms from long COVID, but we are publishing the amazing results,” said Dr. Chu. Possible underlying causes scientists are studying include damage from the virus, the autoimmune effect attacks our own body, and a hyperactive immune response causing inflammation on nerves.

References

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2. Chu EC, Yau K, Ho V, Yun S. The scalable approach to the Chiropractic patient journey. Asia Pacific Chiropractic Journal. 2022 February; 2(5):2-8
3. Chu E. Smart Rehabilitation Clinic. Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic. 2022; 5(1):7-12
4. Chu EC. Chiropractic and Future of Healthcare in Asia. J Contemp Chiropr. 2021 November; 4(1):138-141
5. Chu EC. Hong Kong poised for rapid healthcare change. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021 September; 2(2)
6. Chu ECP, Wong AYL. Change in Pelvic Incidence Associated With Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Case Report. J Med Cases. 2022 Jan;13(1):31-35
7. Chu C, Wong RS. Chiropractic pain control in myelofibrosis: A case report. New Horizons in Clinical Case Reports. 2017 August; 2:7-9
8. Chu ECP, Lee LYK. Adjacent segment pathology of the cervical spine: A case report. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Feb;11(2):787-789
9. Chu EC. Remission of Headache and Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis. Chiropractic Journal of Australia. 2022 February; 49(1):8-18
10. Chu EC. Improvement of quality of life by conservative management of thoracic scoliosis at 172°: a case report. J Med Life. 2022 Jan;15(1):144-148
11. Chu EC, Leung K, Ng LL, Lam A. Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report. J Contemp Chiropr. 2021 December; 4(1):142–145
12. Chu ECP, Wong AYL, Sim P, Krüger F. Exploring scraping therapy: Contemporary views on an ancient healing – A review. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021 Aug;10(8):2757-2762
13. Chu EC, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Secondary atlantoaxial subluxation in isolated cervical dystonia-a case report. AME Case Rep. 2020;4:9
14. Chu EC, Butler KR. Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Following Correction for Upper Cross Syndrome-A Case Study and Brief Review. Clin Pract. 2021 May 21;11(2):322-326
15. Chu ECP, Wong AYL. Chronic Orchialgia Stemming From Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Case Report and Brief Review. Am J Mens Health. 2021 May-Jun;15(3):15579883211018431
16. Chu EC, Wong AY, Lee LY. Craniocervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report and brief review. AME Case Rep. 2021;5:12.
17. Chu E. Thoracolumbar disc herniation: a hidden cause of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. European Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. 2021 April; 8(3):2834-2840
18. Chu ECP. Taming of the Testicular Pain Complicating Lumbar Disc Herniation With Spinal Manipulation. Am J Mens Health. 2020 Jul-Aug;14(4):1557988320949358
19. Chu ECP, Chakkaravarthy DM, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation in a 10-Year-Old Boy. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2020;13:1179544120939069
20. Chu ECP, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Plausible impact of forward head posture on upper cervical spine stability. J Family Med Prim Care. 2020 May;9(5):2517-2520
21. Chu ECP, Shum JSF, Lin AFC. Unusual Cause of Dysphagia in a Patient With Cervical Spondylosis. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2019;12:1179547619882707. doi: 10.1177/1179547619882707
22. Chu ECP, Lo FS, Bhaumik A. Remission of recalcitrant dermatomyositis following a chiropractic adjustment. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 Nov;8(11):3742-3744
23. Chu ECP, Chan AKC, Lin AFC. Pitting oedema in a polio survivor with lumbar radiculopathy complicated disc herniation. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 May;8(5):1765-1768
24. Chu ECP, Lam KKW. Post-poliomyelitis syndrome. Int Med Case Rep J. 2019;12:261-264
25. Chu ECP, Bellin D. Remission of myasthenia gravis following cervical adjustment. AME Case Rep. 2019;3:9
26. Chu ECP. Mitigating Gait Decline in a Woman With Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Report. J of Med Cases 13 (3), 140
27. Chu EC. Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation Following Non-surgical Treatment. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine. 2020 July; 7(1):27-79
28. Chu EC, Wong AY, Lin AF. Isolated Neck Extensor Myopathy Associated With Cervical Spondylosis: A Case Report and Brief Review. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2020;13:1179544120977844.

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SOURCE The Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong