We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, many habits include poor posture and repetitive motions that can lead to injuries. Spinal deviations or structural imbalances can be costly to your health and can cause back, hip, neck, and shoulder pain.
Our structural rehabilitation treatments concentrate on correcting the structural imbalances of the spine to restore the natural alignment of the body. Our goal is to find the root cause of debilitating pain and correct the condition by bringing the body back to its normal functions. This structural realignment wile ease chronic and cute aches and pains.
The spine is a bridge between the nervous system and the rest of the body. Many of the body’s ailments can be addressed by making structural adjustments and corrections to the spine. Research and clinical experience has shown that there is a link between spinal misalignments and musculoskeletal problems and nerve-related pains. Often when medication is used to manage pain, which is only a symptom of a greater problem, the core issue is never addressed. With a proper structural evaluation, the cause of pain can be identified and structural rehabilitation specialists can develop a treatment plan.
Your spine is naturally curved, but poor posture and extended periods of hunching or leaning can negatively affect the harmony of your body. Muscle tension, imbalance, headaches, and even digestive problems can all be linked to issues in the spine. Changes in the spinal structure can sometimes start by changes or imbalances in the feet. Since feet are the foundation for the entire body, even small shifts can cause imbalances of weight in the body’s structure. This can, over time, affect natural joint motions and create stress on hips, knees, and the spine.
A full structural examination from our team of professionals will start with a check for imbalances in the feet and stress in the knees, hips, and spine to help identify and then correct any imbalances. The Pain & Wellness team uses adjustments, trigger point therapy, stretching, soft tissue massage, postural analysis, and corrective exercises to rectify any structural imbalances and prevent spinal decay.
Structural rehabilitation provides solutions to injury rehabilitation using techniques that include the analysis of spinal misalignment, mirror image adjustments, and traction techniques for correcting posture.
Traction is a sustained force applied to the spine in a specific direction in order to restore correct spinal position using various resistance straps, bands, and other physical implements. These traction forces are necessary to reduce abnormal spinal curvatures, correct abnormal postures, and provide increased stability to already damaged spines.
A mirror image adjustment is performed by applying an opposite force to help correct a misalignment. To achieve this, a doctor of chiropractic may use an adjusting instrument, drop table, and/or traction.
Structural rehabilitation has proven extremely effective in treating patients with a variety of posture problems and pain. The list is extensive and includes back, neck, shoulder, and hip pain. It can also improve muscle and nerve reflexes
The use of structural rehabilitation can help to correct not only misalignment, but also treat problems with underlying muscles and connective tissues, like tendons and ligaments, by stretching and training them to resume a correct posture through therapeutic exercise and traction.
According to major research, structural rehabilitation’s extension traction treatment is the only proven, non-surgical method shown to consistently correct abnormal curvature of the spine.
Contact us today to learn how you can benefit from structural rehabilitation at our Villa Park or Plainfield office.
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