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Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Information!

Due to chiropractic doctors being designated as "life sustaining" by Governor Wolf, Synchrony ChiroCare will remain open.

Synchrony ChiroCare is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our patients. We understand that millions of Americans seek care for recovering from an injury or chronic pain, and chiropractic is essential to their recovery.

We want to adjust every patient to help with their health goals. However, those patients who are in wellness or maintenance care with no musculoskeletal complaints are considered elective by the state government, and your appointment will need cancelled at this time. We will only be allowing a minimal number of patients in the office at a time. Please stay in your vehicles until directed to come into the office so that the necessary sanitizing procedures can be implemented.

We also need you to help us. An infected person does not belong in our office at this time. Please use common sense. If you, or someone in your household have a fever, or symptoms such as body aches, cough, or shortness of breath, etc. please call us to reschedule your appointment to a later date.

Finally, we at Synchrony ChiroCare will continue to monitor the situation and take any additional necessary precautions.

Stay Safe and Take Care of Each Other,
Dr. Mike Bennese and the Synchrony ChiroCare team

Vaccine-Induced “Herd Immunity” is a Dying Myth

In response to David Wenner’s article “Vaccination rates lag behind goal of ‘herd immunity’”  (Sunday Patriot-News, August 30, 2015), there needs to be clarification on the term herd immunity.  The theory of herd immunity was a term applied to the general immunity to a pathogen in a population based on the acquired immunity to it by a high proportion of members over time.  It was never intended to describe potential group immunity gained from vaccination.  This distinction is important.   Vaccination is not synonymous with immunization, although the terms are used interchangeably.  Natural immunization from disease is a complex interactive process involving many bodily organs and systems; it cannot be replicated by the artificial stimulation of antibodies.  There is scant evidence to suggest that herd immunity can be applied to vaccines the way the term was meant to be used for contracting a disease.  Why? Because in addition to affecting our immune system in separate pathways, contracting a disease gives permanent lifelong immunity, vaccines do not, hence the booster shot in various vaccines. Research continues to indicate that vaccine acquired herd immunity is a dying myth because many vaccines including measles and pertussis have become ineffective.¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶  To further muddy the waters, a recent lawsuit⁷  (United States v. Merck and Co.) claims that the drug company Merck “fraudulently misled the government and omitted, concealed, and adulterated material information regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine in violation of the FCA [False Claims Act].  Almost right on queue, a well reported mumps outbreak⁸  in the National Hockey League occurred even though all the players involved were vaccinated against the mumps, and some even were vaccinated twice.   Fully vaccinated populations still experience epidemics.  It is also not very scientific to blame measles or pertussis outbreaks on unvaccinated individuals, although it is currently very popular to do so.  Herd immunity is a term that should belong to its original intent of disease contraction and stay out of the vaccination lingo.   It just does not fit.  

 Dr. Michael Bennese, D.C., C.C.S.P

Enola, PA

 

  1. The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905323/

  2. The genetic basis for interindividual immune response variation to measles vaccine: new understanding and new vaccine approaches
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3570049/ 

  3. Low titers of measles antibody in mothers whose infants suffered from measles before eligible age for measles vaccination
    http://www.virologyj.com/content/7/1/87

  4. Duration of Immunity Against Pertussis After Natural Infection or Vaccination
     http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Fulltext/2005/05001/Duration_of_Immunity_Against_Pertussis_After.11.aspx

  5. Pertussis resurgence: waning immunity and pathogen adaptation - two sides of the same coin
    .http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23406868

  6. Pertussis Booster Vaccines May Not Fight Disease Resurgence
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/838572 

  7. http://probeinternational.org/library/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/chatom-v-merck.pdf

  8. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30527474

Patient Testimonials

  • Matthew K.

    "I've been feeling a lot different since I started here."

    I've been feeling a lot different since I started here. My muscles are getting used to the exercises and traction. It's been a good

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  • Erica O.

    "they made it easy to feel comfortable right away!"

    Since starting here, I haven't had any severe lower back pain like I used to have. I'm able to workout more and play sports without intolerable

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  • Shelly M.

    "My sense of well-being is more positive"

    Regular headaches and daily A.M. low back pain has significantly improved. Headaches are predomminantly boss-based and back pain is infrequent in occurrence

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  • John K.

    "My biggest improvement has been the mobility in my neck and shoulders"

    I noticed more improvement with my last 6 sessions. I have less numbness and tingling in my arms and legs, but problem is

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  • Gabrielle S.

    "I have no more neck pain"

    After coming to the chiropractor, my back pain is felling better. I have no more neck pain either. I feel better since I've been coming here.