What is chiropractic BioPhysics technique?
CBP® combines standard chiropractic joint adjustments with mirror image® (opposite position) postural adjustments, mirror image® spinal/postural exercise, and mirror-image® traction to provide more permanent relief and improved health for patients through spine and postural correction.
CBP Is more than posture. It is about curvature
Posture gets a bad rap from therapists. Everyone seems to be a posture expert and makes these outrageous claims of how correcting posture fixes this or that. Obviously, some of this must be true, but the therapists disagree about so much. CBP practitioners look one layer deeper than just posture. We also look at spinal x-rays and determine the curvature of the spine. This is critical because posture alone does not give information about the curvature of the spine.
CBP practitioners are essentially experts in using traction to correct the spine.
This part is boring, but important. Traction is a unique therapy that is distinct from other therapies like exercise, stretching, adjustments, heat, ice, etc... Traction is a sustained stretch applied to joints that are relaxed. It is intended to change the structure of ligaments, which hold the spine locked into a unique shape for everyone. Traction is sometimes used in surgery for a completely different purpose, and it is also sometimes used by Physical Therapists and other therapists to "decompress" injured discs. The type of traction used by CBP practitioners is very different from either of these types of traction.
CBP traction involves bending, and it sometimes utilizes combinations of different pulls to change the shape of the spine. General chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical doctors are unfamiliar with these techniques and do not offer them as treatments. This is why CBP practitioners get substantially different (and better) results.
Unfortunately, adjustments alone do NOT change the shape of the spine. This is a tough pill for any chiropractor to swallow, and many refuse to acknowledge this. After all, the founders of the profession thought that they were doing just that!
Why use CBP?
CBP is all about creating long term relief. Chiropractic can do so much more than short term pain relief. The technique combines traction with the chiropractic adjustment, specific exercises, and focused stretching. These therapies are made just for you, based off the unique shape of your spine.
The combination of traction, exercise, and adjustments produces measurable changes to the shape of your spine. These changes last and allow the spine to fully heal. CBP is the only technique proven to do this consistently in peer-reviewed research.
Your provider at AltMedical Clinic uses Chiropractic BioPhysics to get to the source of your issue. Using the principles of science and chiropractic care, they create a care plan specific to your needs.
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is the primary chiropractic treatment method for back pain.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps, and headaches.
How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?
There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are gentler. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.
Overall, spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.