Corrective Chiropractic: Top Six Signs of Spinal Misalignment

Many people are going about their daily lives without giving much thought to their poor posture and spinal misalignment; let alone the health problems that are associated with it.

While most spinal misalignments come on gradually as a result of improper postural habits, poor diet, or poor lifestyle choices, sudden misalignments (caused by accidents or injuries) are what worries people the most, and prompts them to go see a chiropractor for an immediate fix. The reason is that these sudden misalignments are associated with direct and obvious symptoms that the person can readily recognize the link between their new / increased symptoms and the injury.

Unfortunately it’s those gradual or long standing misalignments that can become dangerous if left untreated and uncorrected.

Poor posture and spinal misalignment puts unnecessary and relentless pressure on your muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs in the spine. But its the pressure / stretch on the delicate nerves in the neck and back that is most troublesome; these same nerves are responsible for transmitting vital information and energy to all the limbs and body organs from the brain. Any amount of nerve interference will therefore diminish the flow of nerve energy to the limbs and organs, leading to disease and other major health complications.

Problematically, most people don’t recognize the link between the “gradual and long-standing” misalignments and their health problems; also many times the signs and symptoms are subtle and are not obviously linked to the mis-alignment by untrained people. However, the most direct and obvious symptoms of poor posture and spinal misalignment are:

1. Sore / stiff neck or back
2. Low energy, tiredness, or fatigue
3. Headaches
4. Muscle spasms in the back
5. Joint pain
6. Numbness, tingling, or altered sensations

In addition to the above obvious signs, you should realize that unexplained health conditions (where you’ve been told to just live with it or take medication for the rest of your life) are likely linked to your poor posture and spinal misaligment.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to see a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Masking these symptoms on your own with caffeinated drinks, pain killers, mattresses, or whatever the latest fad is, isn’t going to put the spine back into alignment.


Corrective Chiropractic: Why is a Proper Neck Curve Important to Your Health?

A healthy human spine has three distinct curves that allow nerve energy to flow freely from the brain into the limbs and organs. These curves also act as shock absorbers, and provide balance and support for the body.

Perhaps the most important curve is the cervical lordosis or neck curve. This curve protects the neck from damage, reduces the force (stress and strains) on the spinal cord and nerves, and plays a tremendous role in allowing proper nerve energy to be transmitted to the rest of the body.

The late Alf Breig MD, PhD, (a leading neurosurgeon in his time) demonstrated that reductions in the neck curve can stretch the cervical spinal cord and brain stem by as much as 4.2 cm (1.68 inches) and that this stretch is transmitted all the way down to the nerves in the lower back region. Obviously over time, this stretch on the nerve tissue can put the body in a state of dis-ease and lead to a number of altered health consequences.

Imagine if you took an unripe and unpeeled banana and forcefully changed the shape of its curve – either straightened it or reversed it. How do you think the banana would look like once peeled?

Poor postural habits, accidents, or injuries can change the alignment of your spine, and impede nerve energy from reaching your limbs and organs – leading to disability and disease.

Fortunately there exists specific spinal-remodeling techniques to correct abnormally aligned neck curves; which will in turn improve curvature and overall health.

Chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics specialize in helping people restore their proper spinal curvature.


Corrective Chiropractic: Accidents and Chiropractic Care

This time of the year brings rain-soaked streets and snow-covered roads to most of us living in the United States. Driving in these conditions means using extra caution and reducing speeds to ensure reaching your destination safely.

Unfortunately it also means an increased number of traffic accidents and injuries – whether you are an innocent victim of someone else’s bad driving, or you unintentionally hit a sheet of black ice that you never saw coming.

Most minor to moderate accident victims may brush off the seriousness of a sore back or neck, thinking it will probably subside in a few days; however they don’t realize that the force of the accident may have misaligned their spine ever so slightly. If left untreated, gravity and time will turn a small misalignment into a bigger one – putting continued pressure on ligaments, muscles, and the spine.

In a few short months the accident victim will start feeling more and more discomfort and pain, and of course a poorer posture as a result of compensation for their misalignments.

If you are ever in a car accident – whether minor, moderate, or severe – make an appointment with a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics to ensure the smallest misalignment is addressed and treated before it turns into a lifetime of pain and discomfort.


Corrective Chiropractic: Can Poor Posture Affect Your Health?

Every day hundreds of thousands of people feel the adverse effects of poor posture, but many of them may not necessarily know its source or how to fix it.

Poor posture or any type of spinal misalignment can reek havoc on your body. It can start with a slight tingling in the arms or legs, dull pain or tension in the neck, increased number of headaches, or feeling of fatigue 3 or 4 days of out the week. If left untreated, those symptoms can worsen quickly and start an onslaught of other problems that can make living life difficult; walking, sitting, even sleeping will no longer yield the satisfaction it once did.

While most people spend time and money battling the symptoms, they aren’t addressing the core of the problem.

They mask fatigue with drinking coffee or high-sugar foods, pop pills to battle their headaches and migraines, invest thousands in space-aged mattresses, or buy the latest air pocket walking shoes to diminish the pain. But at the end of the day, their poor posture is gradually effecting digestion, immune system, and organ function – something that most people rarely notice happening until it’s too late.

Your nerves coming in and out of your spine are responsible for the function of EVERY system in your body. Cardiovascular, immune, digestion, reproduction, and your muscles go through their daily tasks using nerve energy and information flow from the brain. What do you think will happen to your body and its long-term health if your poor posture or spinal misalignment prohibits these nerves from doing their job properly?

Chiropractic BioPhysics® – the most researched, scientific, and results-oriented technique – yields exceptional results for those suffering from poor posture and spinal misalignments. CBP chiropractors are able to pinpoint and measure the severity of your condition, create a custom and effective treatment plan, and view measurable results a few short weeks later.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® is painless, doesn’t involve any sort of invasive surgery, needles, or drugs.

So instead of living life in pain and masking or ignoring your symptoms, listen to your body and put it back on the path to optimum health.


Corrective Chiropractic: Secret to Athletes’ Success

Chiropractic has long been associated with keeping athletes performing at their highest level. As a matter of fact, some athletes will not get out onto the field (or court) without a proper and thorough adjustment by their chiropractors.

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Jerry Rice, Tom Brady, and Terrell Ownes are among athletes who count on their chiropractors – as much as their trainers – to get them ready for a big game.

Athletes understand that maintaining a healthy and aligned spine will keep their bodies working like a well-oiled machine. They understand how chiropractic can impact their overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities.

Whether you spend your time behind a desk, in front of a television, or out of the field chasing after victories, your spine needs to be in alignment and performing at its best all the time.

If left untreated, a misaligned spine – whether it’s a small kink or a postural deformity – can lead to aches, pains, fatigue, and other serious health issues throughout your body.

Contact your local Chiropractic BioPhysics® practitioner today. Because a CBP® Certified chiropractor can help you get your spine back to proper alignment.


Corrective Chiropractic: Football Injuries

With Super Bowl 47 coming up, most football fans around the United States are looking forward to rooting for their favorite team, watching quirky commercials, or enjoying a guilt-free day of snacking and drinking.

Football players on the other hand (whether professional, college, or high school) are more concerned about performing at their peak, and avoiding injury on the field.

A recent study has shown a dramatic and eye-opening correlation between an athlete’s neck curve (cervical curve), and the extent of injury sustained during head-first or direct impact blows to the front-top of the skull.

In other words, athletes with straight or reversed cervical curves are prone to complex injuries to the cervical tissue and nerve roots, while those who maintain a normal cervical curve have a lot less chance of long-term and complex injuries.

Screening for neck curve abnormalities should be part of every athlete’s routine before, during, and after football season. Ensuring a correct cervical curve not only protects athletes from complex injuries, but ensures optimal health and wellness for the rest of us.

Ideal Spine Health Center in Eagle Idaho is the largest chiropractic corrective care facility in the United States, specializing in helping athletes (and patients) regain proper spinal alignment and curvature – ensuring optimal health on or off the field.


Corrective Chiropractic: Your New Year’s Resolution

It goes without saying that the start of 2013 marks the beginning of all the resolutions you set out to achieve for yourself and your loved ones. If you are like most Americans, health is the most important aspect of your life that needs improving.

Without adequate health and your well-being, you can kiss most of your other resolutions goodbye. Declining health and vitality robs you of precious energy to achieve your personal or professional goals.

You will be passed up for that big promotion at work because you are always tired around the office. You will put off your dream vacation to the Caribbean, because you have already exhausted too many sick days at work. And you will no longer be able to spend quality time with your family, because your nagging daily headaches, back pain, or the poor shape you are in dictates what activities you can or cannot do.

Chiropractic care can literally change your life, and enable you to live a pain-free life full of energy and vitality.

That’s because chiropractic helps reduce or eliminate pressure on your nerves – the same ones that are responsible for your everyday bodily functions. Chiropractic will help eliminate pain and inflammation, reduce fatigue, and restore normal nerve flow to all your organs – giving you the energy, drive, and peace of mind to go out there and live life the way it was meant.

Chiropractors who specialize in Chiropractic BioPhysics® or CBP® – one of the most researched, scientific, and results-oriented techniques out there – can put your body back into a state of health by realigning your spine back to its natural curve.