416 SPINAL ADJUSTMENT
Under normal conditions a sufficient degree of acidity is
probably present to destroy these eggs, and if the gastro-
intestinal tract is in such a normal condition, these eggs may
be ingested, and destroyed. However, there is not enough
acid in the stomach to destroy a tapeworm. In the author's
opinion, fasting and giving a vermifuge, or the eating of
pumpkin seeds, are the only logical methods of treating this
condition. Adjustment of the 5th and 8th thoracic vertebrae
may be given for their influence on the secretion of the di-
gestive fluids. The 10th and 12th thoracic, and the second
lumbar vertebrae may also be adjusted for their influence on
the large intestine.
Etiology. — The trichina spiralis, which lives in the small
intestine, and the embryos of which migrate to the muscles.
Symptoms. — A week or two after eating the measled pork,
the symptoms begin with a chill and high fever, severe pains
and stiffness in the muscles, gastro-intestinal disturbances,
edema, and rapid loss of flesh and strength. The stools
should be examined.
Fort Collins Chiropractic offers treatments for lower back pain.
Treatment. — Adjust the lower dorsal and upper lumbar
vertebrae. Enemas, especially in the early stages, when the
parasites are present in the stools. Symptomatic therapy.
Hot compresses over the painful muscles.