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Winsor Autopsies

Henry Winsor, an MD from Pennsylvania, was interested in how patients were getting better from chiropractic care. He planned an experiment to dissect human and animal cadavers and see the relationship between the health of the spine and the diseased organs he found.

With a total of 75 human and 22 cat cadavers, he found 221 diseased organs. Of those 221 diseased organs, 212 of them had nerve root damage or spinal subluxation at its corresponding levels.

Some of these disease categories:

STOMACH DISEASES - Nine cases of stomach disease all had spinal misalignments in the mid-dorsal or thoracic spine (between the shoulder blades).

LUNG DISEASE - Twenty-six cases of lung disease had spinal misalignments in the upper dorsal region, an area slightly below the neck.

LIVER DISEASE - Thirteen cases of liver disease were associated with misalignments in the lower mid-dorsal region.

GALLSTONES - Five cases of gallstone disease associated with related spinal misalignments.

PANCREAS - Three cases of pancreas disease associated with related spinal misalignments.

SPLEEN - Eleven cases of spleen disease associated with spinal misalignments

KIDNEY - Seventeen cases of kidney disease had the lower dorsal (thoracic) 10th, 11th, 12th, vertebrae out of alignment.

PROSTATE AND BLADDER DISEASE - Eight cases of prostate and bladder disease had the lower back vertebrae misaligned (specifically the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lumbar vertebrae.) UTERUS - Two cases of uterus conditions had the second lumbar misaligned. THYMUS - Two cases of thymus disease had lower neck and upper back misalignments.


Dr. Winsor’s results were published in the respected medical journal, The Medical Times, and can be found in any medical library. But Dr. Winsor was not alone in his findings for similar studies by other researchers over the next few decades would confirm his initial conclusions.

Spinal misalignments that interfere with body function can have a profound impact on internal organ health. Having a healthy spine and structural system is absolutely essential. In some people, it is the major factor and can make the difference between a life of health, strength, and vitality or a life of disease, weakness, and disability.

Windsor H. Sympathetic segmental disturbances - II. The evidence of the association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with vertebrae deformities of the same sympathetic segments. Medical Times. November 1921;49:267-271

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