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!
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.