Corrective care is different!

In ‘Problems explained’ you may have learned that chronic conditions are usually caused by long-standing poor postural problems, eventually leading to deleterious changes in spinal curves. The loss of a normal neck curve has been reliably linked to symptoms such as headaches, and pain and tingling in the shoulders, arms and hands.1-7

And although usually very effective, for some people traditional chiropractic manipulative treatment can give uncertain long term results.8 The restoration of your spinal curves provides a far more effective long term solution to chronic spine related conditions, although the treatment duration is longer in length.9-10

In corrective care, detailed X-ray analysis is used to identify spinal curvature deviated away from that considered normal.11-13 A combination of exercises, spinal traction and adjustments is used to return your spinal alignment to as near normal as possible. Pre and post x-rays are taken to measure your progress of correction. Best of all, correction and symptoms relief is maintained long term, and deterioration of your spinal curve is unlikely to occur in the future14

In other words, once your spinal curves are corrected, provided you look after your posture it is unlikely they will ever need re-correction.

Sounds too good to be true? Then check out some of our pre-post x-rays.

More technical information can be found at www.idealspine.com

References
  1. Mayoux-Benhamou MA, et al. Influence of head position on dorsal neck muscle efficiency. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 1993;33: 16 1-166.
  2. Wale M.DE, et a!. Improving the sitting posture of CAD/CAM workers by increasing VDU monitor working height. Ergonomics 1992;35:427-436.
  3. Pascarelli EF. Understanding work-related upper extremity disorders: clinical findings in 485 computer users, musicians, and others. J Occup Rehabil 2001:11(1):1-21.
  4. Marcus DA, et al. Musculoskeletal abnormalities in chronic headache: A controlled comparison of headache diagnostic groups. Headache 1999;39:21-27
  5. Gore DR, et al. Roentgenographic findings of the cervical spine in asymptomatic people. Spine 1986;1 1:521-524.

  6. Kai Y, et al. Traumatic thoracic outlet syndrome. Orthop Traumatol 1998;47:1 169-1171.
  7. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Janik Ti, Jones EW, Cailliet R, Normand M. Comparison of axial and flexural stresses in lordosis and three buckled configurations of the cervical spine. Clinical Biomechanics 2001;16:276

  8. Shekelle PG. et al. Cervical spine manipulation: Summary report of a systematic review of the literature and a multidisciplinary expert panel. J Spinal Disorders 1997;l0:223-228.

  9. Harrison DD, Jackson BL, Troyanovich SJ, Robertson GA, DeGeorge D, Barker WE The Efficacy of Cervical Extension-Compression Traction Combined with Diversified Manipulation and Drop Table Adjustments in the Rehabilitation of Cervical Lordosis. J.Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994; 17(7):454-464.

  10. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Betz J, Janik TJ, Holland B, Colloca C. Increasing the Cervical Lordosis with CBP Seated Combined Extension-Compression and Transverse Load Cervical Traction with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002;26(1): In Press.
  11. Harrison DE, et al. Can the Thoracic Kyphosis be Modelled with a Simple Geometric Shape? The Results of Circular and Elliptical Modeling in 80 Asymptomatic Subjects. J Spinal Disord & Techniques 2002;15:213-220.

  12. Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Troyanovich Si, Holland B. Comparisons of Lordotic Cervical Spine Curvatures to a Theoretical Ideal Model of the Static Sagittal Cervical Spine. Spine 1996;21(6):667-675.
  13. Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. New 3-Point Bending
Traction Method of Restoring Cervical Lordosis Combined with Cervical Manipulation:
Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Archives Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83(4): 447-53.

  14. Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. New 3-Point Bending Traction Method of Restoring Cervical Lordosis Combined with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Archives Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83(4): 447-53.
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