Welcome to our office!
“Fix Spinal Pain, in 3 Easy Steps”
Treat the causes of spinal pain…
For the Long Term
What causes spinal pain?
The majority of us have pain resulting from daily life. Modern research has shown that bending at the waist improperly develops small tears in the back of the spinal disc leading to bulges, disc herniation and chronic pain. This improper motion of “hinging” at the disc is the underlying reason why most therapies fail, including surgery. Exercises such as sit-ups, crunches, and “oblique” exercises further harm the disc and lead to further disc herniation, not improvement.
Is standard chiropractic, physical therapy or massage the only option?
No. The work of spine researcher Stuart McGill, PhD, professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) has been instrumental in our teaching patients how to stop the back pain. Identifying the exact motions that are causing pain, we are able to show you how to stop hurting yourself and give you exercises to prevent further damage. This makes our office unique.
In addition to this, Pavel Kolar, PT, PhD from the Prague School of Physical Medicine teaches exercises that incorporate the diaghragm and pelvic floor muscles to create a deep spine stabilizing system. While they are more difficult to perform, we have found these to be useful as well.
How our treatment works:
Our unique approach involves a 3-step process:
1. Teach you how to stop improper spinal motions during your daily life. This allows you to stop the “cause” yourself and prevent further damage to the disc, muscles and ligaments. After a couple weeks, we have found that over 80% of people notice they are improved just from this first step.
2. Adjustments with the Arthrostim and stabilization exercises. These strengthen your spine without creating undo stress on the discs. Further damage is common with sit-ups, crunches, and standard “oblique” exercises commonly performed in the gym.
3. Increase flexibility of the hips and thoracic spine. This makes the new movement patterns easier and permanently engrained in your nervous system. This is the best chance for long term results and pain relief.
Contact our office at (805) 389-0325.