Coming SoonzThe most important thing we do in the practice of Chiropractic is spinal adjustments to remove interference from the nervous system and restore your body’s ability to heal and self-regulate. But what happens when whole regions of the spine are displaced?
Spine research shows that when adjustments to the segments of the spine are combined with Mirror Image® postural exercises and specific spinal traction, significant improvements can be made to the alignment, balance, and structure of the spine as a whole.
The Purpose of Chiropractic Spinal Rehabilitation
The spine is an intricate structural system containing a complex interwoven network of bony vertebral segments with intervertebral discs between them that act like cushions as well as sensitive joint capsules that is all held together by a framework of ligaments and a powerful muscular system. All of this serves the main purposes of holding your body upright in a gravity environment and most importantly, to protect the vulnerable yet vital neural tissues of the spinal cord, nerve roots, and other components of the nervous system such as delicate blood vessels.
Various sudden physical stresses like sports injuries, motor vehicle collisions, or slips and falls can jar segments out of position which can compromise the structural integrity of the spine. The most damaging causes of spinal displacement though are the more gradual stresses that occur on a day to day basis that most of us don’t ever think about: repetitive motions, prolonged postural positions, the effect of gravity over time that none of us can escape. This normal wear and tear weakens our structure over time and causes our posture to become distorted which puts pressure on the delicate neural tissues of the spine that regulate and control all functions of the body.
Chiropractic Spinal Rehabilitation utilizing postural strengthening exercises and traction can correct these spinal displacements restoring it to its naturally strong position and strengthen your spine to hold it in alignment. We use advanced techniques to analyze the structure of the spine in order to guide our treatment in using the principle of force over time to effect changes in the framework of spinal tissues much like braces for teeth. By restoring your spine to a more natural optimized alignment, we can remove the pressure and strain on the nervous system which allows it to carry mental signals between brain and body more effectively. This can alleviate neurological symptoms and improve overall health as whole systems of the body are able to function at their best. A properly aligned spinal structure also can reduce the exertional strain of the surrounding muscles.
What to Expect From Spinal Rehabilitation
An initial evaluation analyzes your spinal alignment, checking for any imbalances that may be producing your health challenges. Life Chiropractic & Wellness Center will ensure that you are a good candidate for chiropractic spinal rehabilitation before proceeding. Repeated traction sessions help the body stretch the shape of the spine toward their proper joint position and are necessary even after you are feeling better. It takes time and repetition to change the structure of the spine. Traction combined with postural exercises to strengthen the body to hold its new alignment is the most effective conservative method known to change overall spine alignment.
If you're ready to boost your health, flexibility, balance, and everyday comfort, our chiropractic team is ready to help you achieve those goals.
Contact our clinic (913) 764-7575 to discuss the details of chiropractic spinal rehabilitation and schedule an initial appointment.