In chiropractic, the main focus is to restore the function of the spine through working with individual bones (vertebra) that make up the spine as well correcting biomechanical dysfunctions of the spine (e.g. wrong curvatures of the spine). You might wonder why are chiropractic techniques so different? If you go to a chiropractor near you, the technique that the doctor uses might be different from a chiropractor in Toronto. The reason for is that everybody is different and of course, every BODY is different. Some people response better to one type of care versus the other type. Regardless of the type of technique a chiropractor uses, you have to make sure that the technique is suitable to your body, your spine and your nervous system. That is why the initial assessment and x-rays (if applicable) are so important. Those tools are so important in helping the chiropractor figure out what type of technique is the best option for that particular individual.
The technique that our office uses is a combination of Gonstead as well as Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP®) . The Gonstead is very specific in analyzing the spine and it only corrects the part of the spine that is causing the patient’s problem. The Gonstead technique follows 5 different steps. 1)Visualization 2)Instrumentation 3)Static Palpation 4)Motion Palpation 5)X-ray Analysis. Only after these 5 steps, the doctor can form a treatment plan that is specific for you.
The Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP®) is a technique with the most amount of scientific research. This technique helps patients with the correction and restoration of their posture and global spinal alignment. A new cross sectional study showed that people with forward head posture exhibited abnormal sensorimotor control and autonomic nervous system dysfunction compared to those with normal head alignment. The ability for our nervous system to function is incredibility important. That is why CBP helps with the correction and restoration of the spine’s normal biomechanics. Watch the video below to learn more about CBP.
Nevertheless, whether you have headaches, mid-back pain or low-back pain, the first thing to do is to figure what is causing the problem and solve the root of the cause.