The easy answer is on average 3-6 months will make SIGNIFICANT & permanent changes to your posture and spinal alignment.
The thoughtful answer is everyone is different and each person’s plan is unique to them, their condition, flexibility, age, and history of trauma.
We’ll start by taking a snapshot of your posture and spinal alignment. Compare this to your optimal alignment based on your unique spinal structure. Then we’ll game plan together to make a course of treatment that’s right for you.
According to multiple studies on the subject, the majority of patient’s back pain improvements are long term and postural improvements will be stable. In some cases, pain and function will improve even more overtime.
Yes! We’ll check your insurance for you and help you understanding your benefits too!
Traditional chiropractic focuses on the adjustment or the mobilization of an individual joint. This is great for short term pain relief and range of motion, but has not been shown to improve spinal alignment.
PostureWorks practices Chiropractic BioPhysics(™), which is a combination of chiropractic and physiotherapy geared to correcting spinal alignment and therefore achieving lasting improvements.
We also guide you on self care, exercise, and ergonomics, so that you have the knowledge to be able take care of yourself through whatever life may bring you.
Correct, this is physiotherapy combined with chiropractic.
We encourage normal exercise. One of the most common reasons for someone to come to us is because they keep getting injured in the gym or while working out.
So if this is the case, we’ll help you fix the biomechanics and plan a safe re-entry into healthy exercise habits.
There are so many things that can help! The issue is most people have not had their posture measured or know where their neutral is.
Knowing where your neutral is allows you to know where your posture is good and where it is off.
Once we help you identify neutral, then we can make recommendations for almost any lifestyle, exercise, and ergonomic choice.
Even better, we can teach you to make those decisions on your own.
No, we do not. Some people love traditional adjustments, some people hate them, and since adjustments do not affect posture or alignment, they are not a necessary part of the care plan.
Once you understand the shape of your spine, you will very quickly learn that the spinal alignment plays a LARGE role in the health of your disc.
Bad alignment overloads discs causing them to herniate and bulge. If there is already a trauma to the disc, this will accelerate the breakdown.
So yes, creating better spinal alignment improves disc health and aging.
We love skeptics and we understand how frustrating it can be to not have answers to a chronic problem.
Simply put, the reason we are able to help where others have not is NOT because they aren’t good at what they do. They may even have been doing the right treatment.
The key difference:
1. The spine is measurable through well defined biometrics.
- In the world of musculoskeletal, most doctors do not use these metrics.
- X-rays yes, MRIs yes, range of motion yes. But actually measuring the spinal curvatures, rarely.
- So we take your spinal biometrics first before making any recommendations.
Those measures tell us if your body is in safe, optimal, and at risk ranges; just like your medical doctor taking your blood pressure to assess your cardiovascular health.
2. Based on your biometrics, we then recommend the treatment modality proven to bring your spine curvatures back to the healthy ranges.
3. We also look at the body as one interconnected system and focus on all the involved parts.
Example: If your shoulders always hurt, you may need to do rehab on your shoulders also, but if the reason the shoulders always hurt is because of a spinal misalignment in your neck and upper back, you can do all the correct shoulder rehab and still not see improvements. Solution: Align the spine first, THEN do the correct shoulder rehab exercises.
There is a time and place for surgery, sometimes it is unavoidable. In most cases, your surgeon wants you to avoid surgery too.
The issue is when conservative care like traditional chiropractic and PT do not work, then you are left with drugs and surgery as your next step.
Think of spinal correction to help alignment as the step between traditional chiropractic/PT and surgery.
For years, we have helped people avoid surgery and pain medication.