Meningitis is defined by the World Dictionary as “inflammation of the meninges, especially of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles” in other words inflammation of the spine. On October 9th 2012 an outbreak of Meningitis hit the state of Nashville Tenn. This outbreak was linked to a steroid injection.
George Cary went to a memorial service on Tuesday of October for his wife of 35 years. She passed away from meningitis on the 30th of September 2012, a few weeks after having an injection for severe back pain. Standing with his family of two daughters in their home in Howell, Michigan, Cary had also received the lethal steroid injection that took his beloved wife, he is now awaiting his medical results, “I’m fine right now. I’m waiting to see if anything develops,” Cary states.”Tennessee has reported six deaths and 39 cases of meningitis, followed by Michigan with three deaths and 25 cases, Virginia with one death and 24 cases and Maryland with one death and eight cases. The other states with cases are Indiana (12), Florida (6), Minnesota (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1) and New Jersey (1)” exclaims Tim Ghianni in an article he wrote pertaining to this pressing matter. There have now been a total of 170 cases, and 14 deaths. A healthy and safer way to handle any back troubles is the Chiropractic treatment. Suffering from back pain, lay off the needle come get adjusted!