Spinal Remodeling Therapy for Patients with Long-Term, Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain takes many forms and can emerge for a variety of reasons. Once it afflicts someone, however, undoing the damage it causes can be a long, uphill journey to wellness. Many times, restoring spine health means re-shifting the spine back into proper alignment over the course of weeks and months. Even then, strengthening of support muscles and improvement of lifestyle are still needed to keep chronic back pain from rebounding.
The process of resetting the spine over the long-term is referred to as ‘spinal remodeling.’ This term encompasses everything from chiropractic adjustment to ligament stretching – virtually anything involved in the reset process. It’s one of the many ways the chiropractors at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO approach ongoing, severe back pain issues.
Stretching spinal ligaments
Spinal remodeling is a step-by-step process. It starts with a comprehensive plan that utilizes Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) measurements to determine the degree of correction needed to restore proper spine curvature. But, before any movement can be made, it’s important that spinal ligaments are properly conditioned.
Stretching and conditioning ligaments enables vertebrae to not only move, but to retain the positive displacement required for correction. Think about a new pair of pants. Before they’re comfortable and well-fitting, you might have to wear them and stretch them out a few times before they’re able to be worn comfortably. The same principle applies to your spinal ligaments. When they’re conditioned, the spine is more apt to correction.
Once spinal ligaments are stretched back to their normal length and conditioned appropriately, a chiropractor will be able to affect change in a patient’s spine via manipulation. This is where a CBP schedule comes into play. Corrections need to be incremental during the spinal remodeling process. With each subtle movement towards positive posture, a chiropractor will be able to gauge progress, measure degree of movement and assess the health of the spine.
For many patients who have lived with severe, long-term back pain, this is likely the stage at which relief may become evident. Conditioned spinal ligaments will make for easier adjustments, which will begin to alleviate pressure on nerves, discs, and weight-bearing muscle groups.
Over the course of a CBP correction schedule, more conditioning may be required to affect more change. This is why so many spinal remodeling therapies also incorporate myofascial release, traction therapy, and more. These targeted treatments enable chiropractors to affect change throughout the remodeling process, until the spine is restored to acceptable degrees of curvature.
When is Spinal Remodeling Therapy Appropriate?
Not every case of chronic back pain warrants the full and complete remodeling experience. In fact, chiropractors almost always reserve this immersive treatment for severe cases of spinal misalignment resulting in debilitating pain. Scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, and other extreme conditions are candidates for remodeling. These conditions require the customized approach that CBP provides and need to be closely monitored over time to ensure corrections take hold properly. In many cases, spinal remodeling therapy can be a first alternative to invasive surgery.
Remodeling for Wellness
Chronic back pain caused by severe spinal misalignment doesn’t have to be a lifelong detriment to your health and wellness. If you suffer from daily pain, consider talking to a chiropractor about spinal remodeling therapy. The experts at Posture Works in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO have extensive experience with this therapy and apply Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) principles to its execution. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.