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Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or CBP®, is, in short, a higher level of chiropractic. It is a more knowledgeable, comprehensive, systematic, scientific approach to chiropractic, which provides predictable results for patients and will contribute to building a more stable and successful chiropractic practice. Support for this claim includes a considerable amount of data from research, the experience of numerous flourishing advanced practitioners, and the longevity of the approach. Advanced chiropractic biophysics combines standard chiropractic joint adjustments with many various other spine remodeling tools, techniques and exercises providing more permanent relief and improved health for patients through spinal restoration and postural correction.
CBP® chiropractors are the orthodontists within chiropractic that also serve as the general dentist which would check for cavities (subluxations) and provide maintenance cleCBP® technique (Chiropractic BioPhysics / Clinical Biomechanics of Posture) is an evidence-based, spine and posture structural rehabilitation. Doctors practicing advanced chiropractic biophysics are expertly trained and skilled in spinal remodeling and rehabilitation through continuing education programs. CBP® doctors can provide all the same treatments that usual chiropractors provide but are able to provide more permanent corrections to patient ailments that coincide with correcting posture.
Upon examination of your posture, spinal alignment, range of motion, function and reviewing x-ray films, a skilled chiropractor can identify areas of concern and make compared analysis of your spinal function to that of “normal” or “healthy”. A highly trained chiropractic physican can evaluate the overall alignment and curvature of the spine, individual vertebrae are analyzed for misalignment and damage, disease and density. The spacing between vertebrae is then analyzed to detect disc problems. Finally your chiropractor will compare curvature and alignment relative to norms and vertebrae are then analyzed and measured to determine angular or turning displacements and sliding or shifting displacements. In short chiropractic biophysics combines the studies of biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of pain, discomfort, decreased range of motion, and altered health.
Improved postural alignment has been one of the most sought-after goals in the treatment of human ailments for ages; this continues today in all medical arenas, such as dentistry, physiotherapy, surgery, and chiropractic. Only recently, however, has there been a non-invasive procedure that can correct spine and postural alignment, correcting faulty alignments and reversing problems previously thought attributable to so-called ‘normal aging.' This procedure is called ‘Chiropractic BioPhysics' or ‘Clinical Biomechanics of Posture,' referred to as CBP® technique.
What can Posture correction do for you?
· Poor posture is unattractive and can cause serious health problems from headaches to knee pain. If your posture is not corrected, it can lead to more serious problems within the skeletal system. Good posture requires the shoulders to be back and weight to be evenly distributed; having good posture gives you a confident look as well as keeps your whole body balanced. · Hunching over pushes the shoulders forward and focuses all of the weight on the front of the knees. This weight is usually distributed to the hips when the body has correct posture. The strain causes painful knee joints. Bad posture creates an imbalance of weight distribution which, over time, weakens and twists the knees. This weakening and twisting can cause knock-knees and bow-legs. · Slouching or hunching over causes the ribs to compress and the spine to develop a curve. The ribs become inflexible and your lungs are not able to fully expand. This lack of oxygen impacts the entire body from your skin to your heart. Poor posture aggravates the stomach muscles and weakens them, causing the pelvis to tilt forward. If the pelvis tilts too far out it can be very painful to stand erect. · The first place you experience pain and problems from poor posture is the neck. The neck is at the top of the skeletal ladder and the pain from the neck trickles down to the shoulders. This tension also causes headaches and a rotation of the shoulders. If bad posture happens for a prolonged period of time, it can cause the muscles to shorten and make it uncomfortable to stand in correct posture.
· Hunching over pushes the shoulders forward and focuses all of the weight on the front of the knees. This weight is usually distributed to the hips when the body has correct posture. The strain causes painful knee joints. Bad posture creates an imbalance of weight distribution which, over time, weakens and twists the knees. This weakening and twisting can cause knock-knees and bow-legs.
· Slouching or hunching over causes the ribs to compress and the spine to develop a curve. The ribs become inflexible and your lungs are not able to fully expand. This lack of oxygen impacts the entire body from your skin to your heart. Poor posture aggravates the stomach muscles and weakens them, causing the pelvis to tilt forward. If the pelvis tilts too far out it can be very painful to stand erect.
· The first place you experience pain and problems from poor posture is the neck. The neck is at the top of the skeletal ladder and the pain from the neck trickles down to the shoulders. This tension also causes headaches and a rotation of the shoulders. If bad posture happens for a prolonged period of time, it can cause the muscles to shorten and make it uncomfortable to stand in correct posture.
For centuries human healthcare providers have been trying to restore better posture to their patients in order to restore health. This is because postural alterations (subluxations) are known to be associated with a plethora of human afflictions from general pain syndromes (low back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc.), to problems with specific joints such as the hip and the knee, to problems with specific spinal regions such as the flat-back syndrome (loss of normal low back curve), and cervical kyphosis (reversal of normal neck curve), to local organ ailments such as uterine prolapse, gastric herniation, and respiratory function, to thinking, and even to morbidity and mortality.
Better postured people live longer!
As seen in the pictures below there are many abnormal postures. There can be a shifting off of the midline or a turning around the midline. All these postures need to be ruled out for proper treatment. The following pictures are examples of abnormal postures, each picture representing a simple deviated postural alignment; many patients come in with several abnormal postures and even combinations of more than one.
Just as there are normal values for heart rate, blood pressure, and any other physiological parameter, there is also a normal standing posture and spinal position. The normal posture is one that has the head, rib cage, pelvis and feet aligned and balanced upon the other, both from the front and side views. Your posture is the ‘Window into your Spine' as it is inside of your posture and responsible for its alignment. The spine should be straight and vertical from the front. From the side the spine should have normal alternating curves to allow for normal pain-free, maximal range of motion and movement.
From the front the posture is symmetric and the spine is straight. From the side view, the head, rib cage, pelvis and feet are vertically balanced. The spine has essential curves in the side view. These curves have specific normal angles that can be measured from x-rays.
Chiropractic biophysics techniques consist of a multi-modal approach that includes exercises, adjusting, and postural traction. All of these are performed using the ‘Mirror Image' concept. This simply means to reverse your specific bad postures. By reversing the bad posture we are able EAT your bad posture: Exercise the weakened and shortened muscles, Adjust the spine and posture, Traction or stretch the body back into normal alignment. In effect, spinal segments in your neck, rib cage, lower back, and pelvis can be stretched and pulled, and or pushed into proper alignment by shifting the body tissues away from the incorrect position. Over time, this spinal remodeling has been shown to restore proper alignment thus relieving pain and slowing spinal degeneration.
As with most things in life there is no such thing as a quick fix. Correction of postural disorders requires healing over time. Each individual case will differ in the length of time required to correct the abnormal condition. Usually one can expect a few months or 30 to 50 visits depending on the severity of the abnormality, compliance of the patient and overall health status. The success in restoring proper spinal posture and function greatly depends on a number of factors including the length of condition, spinal damage, genetic factors and what you are willing to put into your recovery.
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Your chiropractor will work with you to develop a plan of maintenance and supportive care after successful restoration of spinal posture has been achieved. To prevent relapse one must keep an active role in their recovery, working with your chiropractor to achieve optimal results, making sure to be re-evaluated regularly and being compliant with all at home therapies and maintenance care is a must. By choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic trained or certified in Chiropractic biophysics, you will know you’re getting a higher level of care and treatment, providing the best possible results.
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