Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes:
Sometimes all it takes to get you feeling better and back to your normal activities is a week or two or three of spinal adjustments and some pain control therapies. If this is the case then we’ll discharge you when you have recovered to as good as you need to be and the doctor is confident that you will not end up right back here in pain a couple of weeks after stopping treatment.
But sometimes your spine is more messed up than you thought it was. Sometimes the pain stays longer that you’d like it to. Or sometimes your pain just keeps coming back… and back … and back.
This usually happens when there’s a deeper problem, a more advanced problem in the spine itself. It’s not really a disease (though we have to rule that out), but more likely changes in your body’s structure that spinal adjustments alone are not enough to fix. It may be that gravity has gotten ahead of you and you find yourself with a spine that is ten, twenty, thirty or more years older than it should be at your age.
These problems may be the cumulative effects of years of small daily stresses on your body that have shifted you out of the normal upright relationship with gravity. Like those little falls you had as a kid, or the crashes on your bike, or bumps and bruises from sports activities, or even sitting all day everyday at school and at work. All these things tend to add up over time and make for a body full of adaptations to these stresses.
The stuff that holds your body together changes over time. Some gets stiffer, some gets looser. Some gets stronger, some gets weaker. Some healthy habits get forgotten, some newer bad habits get ingrained. This is what needs to be changed to get you back to normal.
The sad thing is that you ever got to this stage in the first place. Mostly this is because few doctors understand this process and even fewer know what to do about it.
The good news is that over the last thirty years that I have been studying the spine, the science of spinal biomechanics has made tremendous advances. We now know that there is a normal position for your spine, and we know what it is. Just like there is a normal blood pressure and a normal blood sugar level, it is where your body works best. And using principles from engineering we can develop a plan of stretching, strengthening and retraining that will bring you back into gravity’s good graces or as close as possible.
For these types of problems we have developed our StandUpRight Spinal Rejuvenation programs. Spinal Rejuvenation programs are valuable for people with chronic problems where there is significant loss of curve, scoliosis, postural deviation from gravity, or disc herniation / degeneration, deconditioned muscles, or medical problems that deplete your body of proper nutrition and allowed the tissues to weaken. They are also helpful for people who want to fix a problem before it advances to a stage of disability.
Your specific recommendations are based on your exam and x-ray findings, the number and severity of postural distortions, and the extent of degeneration in your spine and overall health. These state-of-the-art programs have the highest level of success in correcting structural and postural weaknesses in the spine and will return unprecedented lifetime rewards on your time and financial investment.
Similar to making changes in the teeth by applying braces to the teeth, spinal structural corrective changes occur over time. The speed and amount of your progress is directly proportional to your involvement in your recommended program.
Our Spinal Rejuvenation Programs are exciting, life-changing programs which requires reward you with life-changing benefits and can help you toward achieving your highest level of youth, vitality and energy.