Most people don't know there are two types of chiropractors. Many chiropractors merely work on back pain symptoms alone, through manipulation and electrotherapy. When symptoms improve, the patient assumes their spinal alignment is fixed. In most cases the spinal joints have merely been decompressed and pain is temporarily relieved.
In our clinic, we actually correct the spinal alignment back to its normal model and show you the results with pre and post x-rays. The spine must be in its normal alignment to maximize nerve integrity and insure proper stability and function. Similar to a car wheel, if the spine is left out of alignment, it will progressively wear and tear even if there are no symptoms at the time. Over time however, the discs, joints and nerves will wear out just like a car tire, axle and bearing. Eventually there may be symptoms and permanent damage.
When we correct spinal alignment, we utilize a three dimensional postural analysis to identify the relationships between the head, torso, hips, legs and feet. Full spinal x-rays are taken and angle and arc measurements are compared to the normal model.
The secret to correcting the spinal alignment involves changing nerve muscle memory by influencing slow and fast nerve receptors to tell muscles to pull differently, thus aligning the spine. Posture specific adjustment, exercises and simple office and home rehab are done with predicable results.
When spinal alignment is restored to its normal model, not only are symptoms relieved, but long standing spinal correction is achieved for better stability and function.
A simple maintenance program is given to each patient so they can maintain the normal spinal alignment throughout their lifetime. Maintaining a correction is smarter and more cost effective then “managing a problem” which can inevitably become permanent.