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Local doctor publishes second Parkinson’s study - The Summerville Journal Scene

logo sjcDr. Tron Malachowski began researching Parkinson's disease four years ago when he became discouraged by the lack of professional studies in his own profession.

According to a release from his office, he has produced two studies on the subject.

Malachowski calls his latest study the most profound; this particular study utilized the gold standard for grading Parkinson's disease, the Unified Parkinson's Disease rating scale (UPDRS). The UPDRS is mainly used by neurologists to classify how severe Parkinson's patients are presenting.

Malachowski said that his study, which is documented in the Journal of Upper Cervical Subluxation, showed a much higher percent change in symptomatic presentation of being under care from three months to 36 months compared to a much lower change in symptomatic presentation following conventional drug therapy and comparing UPDRS scores.

The UPDRS in particular asks various questions ranging from intensity of tremors to swallowing difficulty to issues with depression.

The study goes on to detail how the cases were cared for and the results of the UPDRS scale.

"For us it's about increasing the quality of peoples' lives," Malachowski said.

Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic is located at 310B N Gum Street. For additional information about Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic, Dr. Tron Malachowski, or their community events, contact Meg Conlon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (843) 873-0011 or visit at lowcountrychiro.com.

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Dr. Tron Malachowski owns and operates Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic and works daily to increase patients’ quality of life. Dr. Malachowski has developed a six-week educational series called LiveWELL Healthy Living Class, which teaches people to develop a healthy, balanced and wholesome lifestyle. He has taught this class to more than 1,200 people, and the classes have helped with eating disorders, weight issues, diabetes and other health issues.

The classes also encourage exercise, walking regimens and healthy eating habits. Dr. Malachowski offers the class for free to community groups. His work has gone overseas as well through his participation in mission trips in Honduras and Nicaragua. Dr. Malachowski also volunteers for the Dorchester Children’s Center, which serves abused and neglected children and their families.

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Dr. Tron Malachowski

Dr. Tron Malachowski, the clinical director of Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic has recently published a research paper on Parkinson’s disease, on the clinical management of the case utilizing Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic protocol.

“It’s really exciting to see how patients progress over time,” Dr. Malachowski states. “We have had the honor of watching patients ambulate easier, stand taller and shake less since beginning Specific Chiropractic care. This research paper touches on the management of the case, and key neurological markers changing from positive to negative including: short term memory recall, orientation, rhomberg’s and heel to toe walk.”

“All of our cases respond differently. Neurodegenerative conditions are devastating for families and all involved. It is our intention to look deep into the case, searching for potential causative factors including severe physical traumas and chemical insults. Some of my colleagues have researched the physical trauma aspect and after investigating further, I am beginning to lean that way as well,” Dr. Malachowski says.

Parkinson’s disease affects approximately one million people nationally, second to Alzheimers as the most prevalent neurodegenerative condition. Those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease often suffer from: tremors, trouble walking, cognition problems, getting from a seated to standing position and trouble with many other activities of daily living. It has been theorized that genetics, environmental factors and even head trauma may play a role in the disease. Scientists have found that dopamine secreting cells have been dramatically lowered in the disease, thus creating a less then satisfactory motor output.

Dr. Malachowski is currently working on another research paper that will outline three different Parkinson’s cases with three completely different backgrounds. The Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) was used as a quantitative analysis in all of the cases.

“I am certainly not going to reveal to you the results quite yet, but I will share the results have been quite promising”, says Dr. Malachowski.

Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic is located at 310B N Gum Street. For more information go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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