Dysautonomia in the joint hypermobility syndrome. Gazit Y et al. American Journal of Medicine. 2003;115:33-40.

Twenty seven patients with joint hypermobility syndrome (joint moves too much) were assessed and compared with 21 controls.

It was revealed that autonomic nervous system symptomatology such as dizziness, chest discomfort, fatigue and heat intolerance were more common in the patients. In addition, the patient group had more blood pressure and cardiovascular abnormalities.

The paper concluded that dysautonomia “is an extraarticular manifestation of joint hypermobility syndrome.”

No mention was made of joint hypomobility in this paper.

Upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with dysautonomia. James KA, Chiropractic Research Journal, Vol. V11, No. 2, Fall 2000

Dr. James noticed that many patients would have multiple complaints: headache, dizziness, tingling in the extremities, tiredness, weakness, slurred speech, neck pain, back pain, and panic attacks that is part of the syndrome known as dysautonomia, a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system that can lead to a plethora of symptoms.

The Grostic/Orthospinology upper cervical technique was used to analyze and correct the patients’ vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). The patients responded subjectively in a positive manner.

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