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Restricted or confined to home: homebound invalids.


adjective A status in which there is a normal inability to leave home and leaving home requires a considerable and taxing effort. To be so defined, absences from the home must be infrequent, of short duration and usually to receive medical care not available at home—e.g., haemodialysis or chemotherapy.

A patient paralysed from a stroke; one who is blind or senile; one who has lost use of the upper extremities and thus unable to open doors, use handrails, etc.

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Q. Can a Chiropractor tell if your organs are shutting down?

A. She told me that because my spine is out of line so much, that it's causing my organs to shut down. I have been having bladder problems. I really think she is just trying to scare me.

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