Chiropractic BioPhysics:

Dr. Rolando Toulon is a CBP-Certified.

The entire spine is then compared to an “Ideal Spine Model”. The spine should be straight when visualized from the front and have 3 distinct curves when viewed from he side. These curves are measured, along with the overall balance and posture of the entire spine. X-Ray views can be obtained that enable us to detect possible ligament damage and instability in the neck and lower back to better document the extent of one’s injuries and damage. We are then able to develop a spinal rehabilitative program to stabilize and correct the problematic areas.

Adjustments not ‘holding’?

Corrective exercises are performed to rehabilitate the spine and posture back into a more neutral, healthy position. We describe postural correction as the “glue” that holds the adjustments in place. Oftentimes when a patient only gains short-term relief from their Chiropractic adjustments, a larger postural problem exists that has never been addressed. We believe it correcting the cause of the problem for lasting results!

Going Beyond Sick Care

Spinal Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons – The muscles, tendons, ligaments and collective soft tissues around the spine are extremely important in maintaining proper strength and spinal balance. With less activity, the connective fibers of tendons and ligaments can begin to actually adhere to each other and lose resilience. These fibers can tear when sudden overload occurs. Unlike connective tissue or discs however, when soft tissues are injured they can repair themselves much faster. 

Muscles are in constant communication with the central nervous system. Certain environmental and biological stressors can lead to tension in the body where the muscles become tense enough to cause muscle spasms. Ongoing tension inhibits normal muscle function and leads to muscle wasting and stability problems. These issues can lead to chronic lower back pain.
Spinal Nerves – When the spinal nerves are irritated, pinched or cut, the muscles that the nerves control cannot work. For instance, a bulging disc or a herniated disc on the L4-L5 nerve root may inhibit the muscles in the foot and the ankle. This situation can cause what is known as “foot drop” or the inability to raise the foot and be able to stand on one’s tiptoes.
Acute vs. Chronic Back Pain – Acute pain is very different from chronic pain. At some point in our lives, we have all experienced acute or sudden pain from something simple as a paper cut or something more substantial such as a soft tissue injury (a sprained ankle). The pain felt is immediate, but it resides as the injury heals.
Chronic pain, however, does not correlate to an anatomical injury. It is made up of a constant low level of nervous system stimulation that eventually becomes a pattern. It could possibly even persist as a “neural memory” once the initial source of irritation has resolved. The nervous system adapts to this chronic stimulation by having events become a source of pain which previously caused no pain. It is possible for the pain to progress to uninjured areas.
Certain medications, along with emotional distress can exacerbate this phenomenon. One effective solution to this issue is to distract the nervous system by means of exercising actively in an non-destructive manner. This type of exercise can help to produce the physiological conditions needed to assist the healing process.