Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Brain-Body Miscommunication and The Frozen Shoulder Connection

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Dec 10, 2014


Chronic Shoulder Pain and "Frozen Shoulder" Are Common Health Problems...and Typical Treatments Are Not Very Effective

"Chronic shoulder pain has large health care costs and a major impact on the health of affected individuals, including absence from work and disability. Shoulder complaints may have anunfavourable outcome, with only about 50% of all new episodes of shoulder complaints presenting in medical practice showing a complete recovery within 6 months. After 1 year this proportion increases to 60%.  Most of the shoulder pain prevalence data is derived from population-based research." [1]

Despite the relatively poor outcome of traditional medical procedures for frozen shoulder (physical therapy, cortisone injections, and surgery) the status quo has continued. Too many patients continue to suffer and are told they just have to live with the debilitating, active-life robbing condition. Research also shows the longer someone has shoulder pain and the greater the initial shoulder pain was when the shoulder pain suffer consulted a doctor, the poorer the outcome relative to recovery.

Luckily for patients with common shoulder pain and for those suffering with the even more debilitating “frozen shoulder impingement syndrome”, aka “frozen shoulder syndrome, Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, the developer of Trigenics® has developed a rapid cure using a special sequence of Trigenics procedures in a single-session non-surgical operation. Now a world renowned frozen shoulder expert, it took Dr. Oolo Austin more than 2 decades of clinical research to discover the underlying problem and true cause of most frozen shoulder impingement syndromes is related to brain-shoulder muscle miscommunication. In essence, the brain forgets how to use the various shoulder muscles sending improper signals to the muscles which control shoulder movement. An imbalance in the way the shoulder muscles control movement of the shoulder develops. Some muscles become weak with others too tight. This imbalance results in improper movement. As a result of the aberrant signals flowing to and from the brain, the painful loss of movement and weakness remains until the communication is re-established. Sometime remission will occur naturally, but usually not due to a downward deterioration spiral and if it does, the recovery is only partial, requiring the shoulder pain sufferer to cope with sub-optimal strength and function.

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Topics: Shelby Township, "Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, shoulder pain, Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition, Frozen Shoulder, Trigenics, Myoneural Medicine, Neurology, Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, Shoulder Pain Treatment

Control Inflammation Naturally To Thwart Autoimmune Damage And Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

What if I told you that doctors have discovered a breakthrough in treating patients who suffer with Fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome? Would you be open and willing to learn about what that breakthrough is? If the answer is YES, then it is from this space of openness and willingness where you will begin your healing journey. 

In overcoming our health challenges, it is imperative that we approach our health from a radically new mindset. Essential in forming this new mindset is entertaining the notion that anything is possible when it comes to our health, and yes, YOU CAN heal yourself and thrive.

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Topics: autoimmune, Hashimoto's, gluten, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, soy, chronic fatigue

How Cholesterol Drugs Affect Memory, Diabetes & Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Nov 02, 2014


Don’t you find it strange that a class of drugs that has questionable science and offers poor stated outcomes (prevention of heart disease in patient with just “high” cholesterol) would still be prescribed in such an amount that over a quarter of the US population over 45 is taking it? What drug class am I referring to? Statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s leading money-maker, largely due to relentless advertising. The aim of statin drugs is to lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver (which produces about 70 percent of total cholesterol in the body).

A recent study found the statin advertising might be driving high cholesterol over diagnosis and over-treatment.[1] If you think about it, the incidence of heart disease is not decreasing despite a large portion of the US population taking statins. A study from Sweden shows a similar lack of effectiveness. [2] What does that tell you about wisdom of continuing advocate the promotion of statin drug usage?

Unfortunately, due in part to the popularity of statin drugs, my office is seeing large number of people calling in to find help for peripheral neuropathy. [3], [4] One of the so-called side effects of statin drugs is the development of nerve and muscle damage. [5]

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Topics: Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, cholesterol, Heart Disease, pain, Drug-Free, Statin, Co-Q10, Diabetic Neuropathy, memory loss,

Drugs that cause memory loss! Part Three of Three

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

In the first installment and second post of this three part blog describing how various classes of medications contribute to or are associated with memory loss, six commonly prescribed drugs were showcased:

1.  Cholesterol lowering drugs
2.  Anxiety medications
3.  Anti-depression medications
4.  Blood pressure drugs (beta blockers)
5. Sleep aids (non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotics)
6. Incontinence drugs (anticholinergics)

In part three we explore antihistamines (first generation), narcotic pain killers, drugs for Parkinson's disease and anti-seizure drugs.

Please recall my position and they reason I am publishing this series. Be assured I am not against prescribed medications. Rather, I find it very important to take the stance of searching for underlying reasons for why a patient has a symptom and, if possible, provide a natural solution. Such interventions could include diet changes, lifestyle changes, specific supplementation and specialize brain-based therapies including neurofeedback.

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Topics: drugs,, memory loss,, alzheimer's

Drugs that cause memory loss! Part Two of Three

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

In the first installment of this three part series of how various classes of medications contribute to or are associated with memory loss, three commonly prescribed drugs were showcased:

1.  Cholesterol lowering drugs
2.  Anxiety medications
3.  Anti-depression medications

In part two now we explore blood pressure drugs, sleep aid drugs and drugs for incontinence.

To reiterate my position and they reason I am publishing this series you should know I am not against prescribed medications per se. Rather I find it very important to take the stance of searching for underlying reasons for why a patient has a symptom and, if possible, provide a natural solution. Such interventions could include diet changes, lifestyle changes, specific supplementation and specialize brain-based therapies including neurofeedback.

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Topics: drugs,, memory loss,, alzheimer's

Drugs that cause memory loss! Part One of Three

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Note: I do not hate drugs. I do not hate medical doctors. Because I’m a chiropractor, I hear that a lot, usually by someone trying to say I’m biased. I’m not. Just because I’m a chiropractic physician doesn’t mean I hate all medications. There are medications that are life savers and I thank God someone invented them. But as Eli Lilly (founder of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies) once said, there is no such thing as a drug without a side effect. Just because I’m a chiropractic physician doesn’t mean I hate all medical doctors. Most medical doctors are dedicated people who only want to help their patients the best way they know how.

Unfortunately in today’s insurance-driven health care industry, they are often limited in what they can do, and pharmaceutical solutions are usually the easiest path to take. I do not take patients off prescription drugs, nor do I recommend they stop them. That is not my job, it is not within my scope of practice. If I feel a patient might be having an issue with a medication, I give them some information and ask them to discuss it with their medical doctor.

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Topics: drugs,, memory loss,, alzheimer's

Can Chronic Knee Pain Be Helped Without Surgery, Shots or Drugs?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Recently I Implemented a Breakthrough Knee Pain Progam In My Office That Has Helped Patients With Chronically Painful Knees Become Virtually Pain Free In As Little As Two Days.

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Topics: inflammation, knee pain, "Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, Chronic Knee Pain,

An Antibiotic That is Worrisome for Thyroid Patients

Posted by "Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC" on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

When it comes to life-threatening infections, antibiotics have been a GodSend, however for minor infections the following antibiotics are troublesome and are known to cause some nasty side effects.

The antibiotic family I am referring to are fluoroquinolones. You may also see it referred to as quinolones. The following make up the quinolones:

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, fluoroquinolones, quinolones

The Role Of Inflammation in Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by "Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC" on Sun, Aug 17, 2014

An article published in 2011 in the prestigious Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal points out an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of peripheral neuropathy.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, inflammation, Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Functional Peripheral Nerve Restoration, Diabetic Neuropathy

Top 11 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Thwart Autoimmunity

Posted by "Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC" on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

When you are suffering with mysterious health challenges, including autoimmune issues such as Hashimoto's, Celiac disease, Scleroderma, Diabetes, vitiligo, etc., you need to know how to reduce inflammation. Using foods known to reduce inflammation at every meal and snack while also eliminating pro-inflammatory foods is a health promoting strategy that is easy to implement. 

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Topics: autoimmune, Hashimoto's, inflammation, celiac, anti-inflammatory, Vitiligo

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