Chiropractic Biophysics Defined by Our Roseville Chiropractors
Dr. Dennis and Dr. Dan Olson practice a type of chiropractic methods called Chiropractic Biophysics. Chiropractic Biophysics was developed near the end of 1980 by Drs. Deed and Donald Harrison. Chiropractic biophysics is similar to subluxation-based chiropractic care but it's main focus is on spinal curvatures and improving them to ultimately improve posture. Instead of targeting each individual segment for realignment, chiropractic biophysics looks at the spine as a whole and identifies physical weaknesses that are responsible for in some cases dramatic weakness which can lead to a myriad of very common spinal complaints as well as neurological imbalances that can affect the way entire systems in your body operate and their efficiency. Chiropractic biophysics uses a mathematical approach. By taking weight bearing x-rays of our patient’s spines and comparing them to the ideal posture we can actually calculate how much the spine deviates from these ideal values. The entire process revolves around correcting the patient's posture in order to reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the back, shoulders and other areas in the general vicinity.
Who's Eligible for Chiropractic Biophysics
The first step of the process is to see if the person is eligible for the procedure. Determining eligibility begins with a postural analysis and weight bearing x-rays. During this time, the patient is also given a full examination to determine if the weaknesses and inefficiency is causing any other systems of the body to suffer and whether or not they are a viable candidate for this type of treatment.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Biophysics Visit
After one of our Roseville Doctors determines you're an eligible candidate, you'll be able to begin treatment. Corrective treatment begins with pain relief care such as spinal adjustments, hot and cold therapy and massage. Initially, the chiropractor will take x-rays to evaluate and specifically measure the patient's spinal curvature(s). The Doctor will also gather information related to your medical background including any neurological or orthopedic issues that you may have or that run in your family. Additionally, the Doctor will conduct orthopedic and neurological testing. The Doctor may conduct a range of motion test as well in order to determine how your spine functions. Then, the chiropractor will develop a specific treatment plan that corrects the curvature. Our Doctors will use mirror image adjustments in addition to mirror image exercises. They may also use neck and low-back compression-extension traction as well as spinal blocking to achieve the changes to your spinal curvatures. The number of treatments and how long the treatment lasts depends on the severity of the postural problems and the patient’s diligence to their treatment plan including at home active care taught to them by the Doctors.
Patients That Benefit from Chiropractic Biophysics in Roseville
Anyone suffering with poor posture or poor ergonomics at work will benefit from Chiropractic Biophysics. It is more than a few “pops” and on your way. This method’s goal is to actually permanently change your spine to reduce your chances of becoming a chronic back pain sufferer or to change you from a chronic back pain person to someone who is active and vibrant without significant pain. Those who have been involved in car accidents do particularly well with Chiropractic Biophysics. In an accident the spinal curves are usually altered due to ligament stretching and tearing. By going through a Chiropractic Biophysics treatment plan the patient will actually have their spine rebuilt once again versus just “popped” here and there. Our Doctors practiced “normal” chiropractic for a few years before learning this type of Chiropractic through their mentors. It’s changed their patient’s lives and is a predictable way to improve and permanently change a person’s spine. This type of treatment is tremendous at its ability to not only relieve pain from numerous conditions including osteoarthritis, disc generation and nerve damage but there is tremendous research suggesting that this type of treatment can help improve fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression and allergies. Come experience the difference that Chiropractic Biophysics can make in your life.