Importance of Combining Adjustments and Rehabilitation
are three parts to truly correcting your spine and all
Function—how well your joints move, muscle tone,
ability to perform Activities of normal Daily Living.
ADLs are things such as walking, lifting, bending to do
dishes, run the vacuum, or bathe your kids.
Neurological—how well is the signal getting from
the brain, through the spinal cord, out the nerves, and
finally to all the parts of the body.
Structural—the actual shape of the spine as measured on x-rays. (True Plane or Aligned X-rays.
Note: Hospital and most chiropractors’ x-rays are
generally inadequate due to positioning errors or
misaligned x-ray machines.)
here is the challenge: adjustments restore function and
are profoundly important for proper neurological balance
but adjustments alone can’t change the
This is because you have muscles that react, under
nerve-controlled reflexes, to applied forces.
Adjusting a vertebra
back into alignment and expecting it to stay (like most
chiropractors do) works great if the patient is
already dead. If the patient is alive then it takes
rehabilitation to change the shape of the spine due to
reflex muscle reactions that will automatically attempt
to pull the spine back to the previous position.
The rehabilitation we
use works with these muscle reflexes instead of
against them to give you results that other
chiropractors are just not capable of.
So what about just
doing the rehabilitation but no adjustments? The muscles
will be fighting against joint immobility and loss of
function that will slow if not stop the effectiveness of