Is the spine stronger when its curved or when its straight? Look at the tires on your car. Are the tires round and curved or are they flat. When the tire becomes flat how far can you go in your car? When the curve in your spine are flat, you don’t get very far without a lot of sickness, pain or lost years!
Do you have damaged spinal curves when the spine is just partially curved or partially straight? Is the spine strong or weak? The mid-back curve by design was curved forward in a C-shape from the very beginning while you were in the womb. The cervical and lumbar curves of the spine had to be developed after you were born. As you crawled around on the floor and you raised your head as many as 6-10,000 in a 6 month period you began the arduous process of developing a cervical and lumbar curve. As you bent the neck back while looking up, you retrained the neck to a natural curve. Next as you pushed yourself up on your hands and arms to see what was happening around, you began retraining your low back straight spine into a curved spine. These curves allowed you much greater movement and motion of your neck and low back while establishing more stability. You transitioned from a straight neck and low back, into curves over a 6 month period. This posture of having curves in the spine allows you to stand upright in a more balanced way than with straight curves ( the straight curves are indicative of prior injury or not developing the cervical or lumbar curves when you were learning to walk as a baby). When the spine gets injured, sometimes our brain reverts back to reflexes of the developmental stages of a 2-3 years old. This creates massive confusion for your brain as an adult with parts of the body acting like it was 2 or 3 years old and the other parts of the body acting in a normal way. Put the spinal curves back in their normal place and those early primitive reflexes get turned off and normal function resumes.
Nature has taught us that the most stable form the spine can be in is a 35 degree curve in the neck and low back. When you have falls, car accidents, sports injuries, or blows to your head, you tend to straighten out neck or lower back curves. This compresses the areas where the nerve leaves the spine and produces different levels of pain thru different part of the body depending where the nerves become pinched.
To help you recover faster we will be adjusting you with techniques the help to reestablish the proper curvature in your neck and low back. We also recommend you use a posture pump at home 3 times a week during the first 60 days of treatment to rebuild the curve in your neck and low back. If you have damage to the discs of the spine or the soft tissue around the spine we recommend a special process that feeds these damaged tissues with proper nutrition and that speeds up the healing processes by about 10 fold.
What part does your brain play in retraining the curves of the spine? Your brain holds the other key to restoring the curves in your spine by retraining the brain new memory of how you have reestablished the normal curve in your spine. We use Neural Reorganization Techniques, special visual techniques, and rebalancing the normal repair cycles in the body’s immune system to teach the brain your new curve positions. As long as you don’t reinjure you spine, you should be able to maintain your new balance for a long time. You may need an occasional tweaking to rebalance against normal accumulations of stress.