The Chiropractic Approach
Spinal Decay is the barometer of spinal health. Yet we need not sit and passively await our spine’s destruction.
Chiropractic corrections can decrease the rate of spinal decay and improve the chances of the joints, nerves, discs and other tissues remaining healthy and strong throughout our lifetime. This is done by restoring normal mechanics to the spine.
Spinal decay is not as dramatic as a heart attack or stroke. But the impact on your health can be just as significant. Spinal decay will choke and strangle your spinal cord, and therefore effect your entire central nervous system, over a very long period of time.
Even if the GP does manage to diagnosis the true problem, there is little they can do given the tools they are trained to use. Therefore all they can offer are drugs which may give short term reflief at best and at worse only serve to mask the real problem.
Only Chiropractic, with specific corrections call adjustments, can slow or stop Spinal Decay.
Typical terms you will hear from the GP to describe Spinal Decay:
“You need to slow down”
“Your spine is degenerating”
“It’s just normal wear and tear’
“You’ve got osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia”
“It is old age”
“Nothing can be done”
“You’ll have to learn to live with it”
“Try physiotherapy for a few weeks”
“I’ve got a bad back too so why are you complaining?”
“You Need more drugs”
Can the Physiotherapist correct Spinal Decay?
In a word – No.
Physiotherapists do study some spinal mechanics but they do not study the radiology or diagnosis of spinal decay.
Indeed, many physiotherapists rely on the GP for their diagnosis. If the GP misses the diagnosis, so will the physio.
What is the Chiropractic Approach?
Spinal Decay is the barometer of spinal health. Yet we need not sit and passively await our spine’s destruction. Chiropractic spinal adjustments can decrease the rate of spinal decay and improve the chances of the joints, nerves, discs and other tissues remaining healthy and strong throughout our lifetime.
Spinal Decay affects the body in many ways; the bodies chemistry is changed by the longstanding stress, the organs begin to suffer from loss of nerve supply – the overall ability to adapt to the pressures of life is compromised.
The spinal column is subject to many stresses throughout a lifetime; – disease, accidents, emotional tension, falls and other injuries. Over time the spinal column’s many complex parts; intervertebral discs, ligaments, tendons, and the very bone itself deteriorate.
Stress often causes the spinal vertebrae to shift from their proper places become locked (subluxated) and irritate the surrounding nerves, bones, discs, ligaments and other soft tissues. Joints require movement to remain healthy.
Spinal joints that do not move cannot receive the necessary blood and nutrient flow.
Chiropractic is about restoring normal function to the joints within the spine.
To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations.
How do we measure if the Chiropractic Care is Working?
Easy – Computer Spinal Scans
Spinal Scans or SEMG (Surface Electromyography) are a great way to measure the progress of your treatment.
Spinal scans are a measure of the motor component of the nervous system. That is, they measure how well your nervous system is communicating with the rest of your body – in particular with the muscles of your spine.
If the Spinal Scan shows large number of red bars this indicates a significant amount of nerve system damage. Large numbers of RED bars indicate SPINAL DECAY is CONTINUING.
If the Spinal Scan shows large numbers of white bars then the nerve traffics is within normal limits which indicates that your Chiropractic care is being successful in normalising your spine. Therefore, large numbers of WHITE bars indicate SPINAL DECAY IS STABILISED.
Our job as a Chiropractor is to get your spine as close to full white as possible and keep it that way.
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