A Houston chiropractor believes the solution to the loss of taste and smell experienced by COVID patients may lie in back adjustments, and she has the testimony to back up this unusual theory.
One of Dr. Ashley Prince’s patients, Mariana Duque, told Houston station KRIV this week that when she visited the doctor’s office, she did so for relief from lower back pain. Nothing unusual about that.
But instead, she got relief for a COVID-induced lack of taste that had plagued her for over a year and that both she and her other doctors had reportedly given up hope of curing anytime soon.
“I had to follow up and call them and be like, ‘Hey, even with all the medications that you guys put me on, the CT scan, all the rinsing my nose out, nothing’s helped,’ and they’re like, ‘Oh, well,’ they told me, they’re like, there’s nothing else we can do. Like, you just have to wait,” she explained to the station.
And then she met Dr. Prince. And she wasn’t alone. Nor was Prince.
The doctor told the station that she’s “heard from a lot of other chiropractors in the community that they’ve been having this response, you know, people getting their taste and their smell back after an adjustment.”
Oviedo Clinic, a chiropractic clinic based out of Florida, notes that a chiropractic adjustment “occurs when a chiropractor applies short, quick force to the joints in order to correct a misalignment, increase range of motion, or release pressure on nerves.”
“Chiropractors use different methods to perform chiropractic adjustments. Some may use their hands to pop the joints back into place, others may use a drop table or activator, still more may rely on more gentle stretching to ease the joints to their proper position,” according to the clinic.
Prince believes the return of taste and smell that’s being engendered by these adjustments is linked directly to the releasing of pressure on nerves.
“We learned in school, you know, that the cranial nerves [in] the nervous system controls everything. With an atlas adjustment with adjusting the first bone in the neck, we can see amazing things — vision come back, hearing come back,” she said.
This appears to be true:
“But I never thought in a million years that I would be seeing so many patients get their taste and smell back. Basically, you have twelve sets of cranial nerves that exit the brainstem, and they supply the head, the face, the shoulders,” Prince added.
“So basically when I’m delivering an adjustment to the upper cervical portion of the neck, the first bone in the neck, that triggers a response to the cranial nerve,” she said.
And it seems to work. Enough so that multiple patients have experienced this change.
“Most of them cry because it’s just incredible. It’s usually so quick that within a few hours they’re experiencing this change. And really the only thing that they can equate it to is the adjustment, because nothing else has changed,” the doctor noted.
What remains unknown, and would obviously require study and experimentation, is whether this method would also work on those who’ve been experiencing permanent taste/smell loss from having contracted the coronavirus.
According to reports, most COVID victims who experience any such loss regain their taste or smell naturally within a month or two max. Duque would have likely done so as well. But there are those who become long-term sufferers.
Loss of smell and taste in some COVID-19 patients may be long term or permanent, expert warns https://t.co/aBWHdaN4Nw
— ABC News (@abcnews) April 3, 2020
If this solution were to be found to work with even long-term sufferers, it would mark yet another stinging victory over the coronavirus pandemic, which — thanks to the vaccine and the upcoming release of “game-changing” anti-COVID pills — is already on the decline.
Of course, there are those who it appears want the pandemic to never end. And so, when Fox News repackaged KRIV’s story and shared it to Twitter on Wednesday, left-wing COVID zealots rushed to mock the potential good news.
Waiting for Fox News to make leech blood letting treatment a viable option for COVID19.
— Platypus in a hat (@PlatypusInAHat) November 11, 2021
— E. K. Fleming 🇺🇸Vote Blue For Your Health (@1jasliz) November 11, 2021
I can see why fox uses other networks’ reporting 90% of the time. Great story fox, great story 🙄
— rich (@Erkman9) November 11, 2021
I don’t understand why conservatives are so uninformed. Great reporting!
— Lisa G (@LisaG724) November 11, 2021
Another person getting there fifteen minutes of fame on the back of a deadly virus
— LESLEY COOPER (@leggybones) November 11, 2021
— RolandoD71🇺🇸 (@Rd71NY01) November 11, 2021
It seems that in their world, the pandemic is here to stay forever. Much of the left-wing establishment press appears to feel similarly.
“Getting Back to Normal Is Only Possible Until You Test Positive,” one ominous headline from The Atlantic reads.
Published this week by an “ultracareful,” vaccinated COVID zealot, the piece argues that because the zealot caught the virus (though he survived just fine thanks to the vaccine), “[w]e cannot will this pandemic to be over.”
In other words, it’s here to stay, no matter how much good news emerges …
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