The Science of Spinal Health

Pre / Post X-Ray Examples

The following films are taken at the beginning and at the end of a CBP® corrective care phase.

These films are not pre-post antalgia! This is an important point to remember.

When most xray pre-post changes occur in the typical classical chiropractic setting, it is due to getting the person out of pain.

Techniques which claim to restore curves without mirror image adjusting, exercises, and traction must be questioned about their percentage of correction and on average how often they get post changes.

  • Lateral Cervicals
  • Lateral Lumbars
  • Lateral Fullspine
  • AP Nasium / AP Cervical / AP Thoracic
  • AP Lumbopelvic
  • Lumbar Scoliosis

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If a DC states they can restore the sagittal curves without traction, you have to ask yourself one thing…does his/her patient(s) have ligaments and other soft tissues? Obviously the answer is “yes”, so without doing traction you will not stress ligamentous rheological properties of plasticity and viscosity and will only temporarily affect the elastic properties.

It is for this reason CBP® incorporates the use of mirror image traction. Consequently, a CBP® DC is surprised not when he/she gets phenomenal sagittal curve restorations, but is surprised when they fail to achieve such results! Please see Dr. Harrison’s text for an in depth explanation of ligamentous creep and traction protocols.