The world of chiropractors has a bad wrap for being as scary as the doctor who pokes you with needles and as esoteric as flower essences. Instead of a general chiropractor typically will adjust patients with a popping snap. Cracking joints may feel good and become an addictive way to relieve pain temporarily, but is not as scientific and detail oriented as the state-of-the-art medical technique known as traction therapy or Advanced Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP).
Every Chiropractor’s Different
If you’ve ever visited a typical chiropractor, one that doesn’t claim to specialize in anything but “chiropractic services,” then you can expect a series of visual tests such as the doctor comparing your feet with bent legs and telling you which leg is longer than the other and then adjust you with a loud snap. Some chiropractors will even perform a series of what they call “muscle tests” which are a form of spiritual guesswork based on questions asked within the chiropractors mind, while holding your arm out, the practitioner asks you to press up against his force, if your arm drops it means yes or no depending on what the chiropractor’s been taught. Muscle testing is believed and practiced among only some chiropractors, typically in the Pacific Northwest, but not all chiropractors are the same, and some refuse or do not even know what spiritual muscle testing is or how it works or doesn’t work. Advanced CBP chiropractic technique bases spinal adjustment theory on science and radiograph mirror imaging and does not include guesswork.
Spinal Experts Analyze X-Ray’s Before Treatment
The first thing an Advanced CBP chiropractor does is take a snapshot of your spine with an x-ray to determine if the spine is suffering due to a herniated disc or any other wear-and-tear typical to the effects of gravity on your spine. Once the chiropractor understands what’s happening with your spine, then traction therapy can begin.
What Is Traction Therapy?
Similar to the basics of yoga, mirror imagining traction therapy utilizes opposites to stretch muscles and ligaments to realign the spine back to a neutral position. When you’re spine is aligned correctly, you can avoid many daily complaints related to chronic pain such as headaches, back pain, and fatigue. To learn more about the stretching adjustments known as Advanced Chiropractic Biophysics, find a CBP chiropractor in your area, or call the Complete Spine Solutions chiropractic office in Tucker, GA.