Recently the CDC most likely totally ignored a trending disease that affects Missouri men to women 4 to 1. It’s Buck fever. Buck fever is predominantly a fall illness that may be viral in nature and transmitted through the air. Men most likely come in contact with the virus while drinking coffee at local restaurants or watering holes.
Symptoms include restlessness, the need to go to the woods, repeated cleaning of weapons and reading Bass-Pro shop catalogs. Other symptoms are diarrhea, fever, malaise and back pain. If your spouse is dragging a trailer behind his truck and wearing orange caps he may have buck fever.
The Buck Fever seems to concentrate on residents of the Midwest and southern United States of America. Researcher recently may have identified the virus using FS-SEM (advanced scanning electron microscopy). The sample was taken from the frontal lobe of an Arkansas man with buck fever. The virus was revealed to be a retro virus in nature. The researchers labeled the virus as HRV-BF2. The virus plants itself in the frontal lobe and dorsal root ganglion of the spine.
As a chiropractor I have treated many cases of Buck Fever. The disease seems to be worse the second week of November, the virus may regenerate better this month. Buck Fever responds well to chiropractic care. I utilize a diversified adjustment with great results.
Of note the “work excuse” seems to be the most effective treatment for Buck Fever. It is amazing how much better the patient with Buck fever feels after he receives his “work excuse”. This Chiropractor has seen men who could barely walk, run out to the parking lot once they get the “work excuse”. I am unsure what the “work excuse” does to alleviate the pain, it may reduce inflammation or kill the retro-buck-fever virus completely.
As with most illness I advise the patient with Buck Fever not drink alcohol or beer while suffering this condition. This seems to anger the patient with Buck Fever. The patient will literally began gasping for air when he instructed not drink beer for two weeks. One patient began to cry then passed out when he was told no beer. Researchers at the University of Anheuser and Busch are studying why the Buck Fever patient cannot live without beer. Volunteers are needed for the study.
If you have Buck fever be calm and see your Chiropractor. There is help and many cases clear themselves up by the first of December.
David J. Moreland, DC, CCSP
St James MO