Thank you for joining me again this evening for our nightly podcasts. I perform these podcasts in the hopes that you will be able to education yourself on the topics discussed so you can make better informed medical decisions regarding your health in the future. I am doctor Harrison Campbell of Restoration Health a premier sugar land chiropractors office. Previously we discussed the types of patient we can help at Restoration Health. This includes the personal injury patients or those hurt in car accident, workers compensation patients or those hurt while at work, and those patients seeking to use their insurance or simply pay cash. Tonight, we will start talking about benefits of vaccinations.
Vaccinations are a hot topic recently in politics and by extension health care. Unfortunately most people are placing a political lean on a health issue which needs to be addressed not from an emotional standpoint but from a factual one. This may seem strange coming from one of sugar land chiropractors but vaccines have had and will continue to have a huge benefit for the human race as a whole. I understand there are people who have been labeled as anti vaccers or people who simply bow to the whims of medicine. There is even a split in the chiropractic community on vaccines.
Vaccines are an advancement in modern medicine which have save more lives than anyone can know for sure. This is a fact which cannot be disputed. The concept of vaccinated against a disease goes before most people realize. There are reports of people utilizing the sores from a small pox patient to inoculate the healthy person to try and stave off the disease in colonial times. This idea of helping our bodies fight off a disease is what drove modern medicine to have have the vaccines that it does today. Even sugar land chiropractors learn about vaccinations in their formal training while at school. While some people may be surprise by me saying this there is an idea that chiropractors ignore medicine altogether. This is simply not true. We learn pharmacology in schools. We learn about viral disease. We simply put much more focus on the nerves, muscles, and bones that we do on medications.
Now the biggest opposition to vaccinations comes from a study done more than twenty years ago. This particular study has been found to be inaccurate at best and completely wrong at the worst. The study parameters were not done correctly and the conclusions drawn proved to be incorrect. As sugar land chiropractors know a study done without proper parameters will produce incorrect data and lead to inaccurate conclusions. Regardless of this known entity this singular study drives the anti vaccination movement as it being a detriment to child growth.
This podcast will not be focusing on the argument between these groups however. We will be focusing on the benefits of vaccines and how they have helped mankind. For those of you who are unaware of how vaccines work they are based off of population density. Vaccines inoculate the patient from a specific disease. Vaccines as sugar land chiropractors know, allow the patients immune system to come into contact with this particular illness in a controlled setting. This allows the immune system to develop antibodies to defend against this pathogen or illness should the patient come into contact with said pathogen again. Now if enough of the population is vaccinated against this particular pathogen, the illness can not take hold and spread.
A good example of this is small pox. Small pox is a disease sugar land chiropractors learn about in a past tense. Most people will only know small pox by name but nothing more than that. The reason for this is the vaccine against small pox. To date since the World Health Organization administered the small pox vaccine to the world there has been a successful controlling of small pox. To this effect, the World Health Organization labeled small pox as eradicated. Let that sink in for a minute. This terrible disease which took so many lives has been eradicated due to a vaccine.
The only place you would find small pox now is in the Center for Disease Control being studied. Another disease was almost eradicated by the World Health Organization but a country restricted access for the vaccine to be administered and thus the disease persistently plagues the world to this day.
Additionally the benefits of vaccines stem to less life threatening diseases as well. The flu vaccination for one is a commonly administered vaccine to help people prevent the flu. Now as sugar land chiropractors know this vaccine is constantly made due to the ever changing nature of the flu strains. They observe and use predictive models to determine which strain of flu will be prevalent in the coming flu season and create the flu vaccine to inoculate against these predicted strains of the flu. They are not always successful in this endeavor and this is when you hear reports of the flue vaccine being only x percent effective this year.
Hopefully as predictive models improve we can achieve a point where the flu vaccine will be effective every year. Another improvement could be made to make a vaccine more effective to a wider variety of flu strains or attempt to target the core component of the flu virus so its can be effective versus all strains. Until that day comes however, we will have to be thankful for the vaccinations we have against the flu.
Thank you for joining me again this evening for another great podcast. I hope you enjoyed the discussion on vaccinations and their benefits for a healthy population. As always should you or someone you know require a sugar land chiropractors services or simply have more questions on what was discussed please call Restoration Health today. We would love to schedule you an appointment and get you on the path to better health today. Thank you once again for joining us. Have a good night.