The patient that chooses your office does so for a variety of reasons: near their home, referred by a friend, only office open that day, cheap prices or they liked the way the phone was answered, etc. The patient that stays the course of care does so for only one reason: they are getting a result that was anticipated and they understand the process.
The Pettibon System has the goal to correct abnormal spinal form and function. The Pettibon System’s scientifically verifiable method of X-ray Procedures enables practitioners to detect and precisely measure abnormal spinal form and function. There are many misconceptions when it comes to X-rays. Here we go through those misconceptions and educate on the importance X-rays have in the chiropractic clinic.
When Lisa first came to Dr. Cohen, who had been treating his patients with the Pettibon System for over 20 years, she was at the end of her rope physically and mentally. She had “been in agony” for over 13 years following a series of accidents and felt the pain was getting worse and worse. She could no longer work or sit in a car for longer than a few minutes without experiencing searing pain up and down her spine. Everything changed when she found the Pettibon System.
The Pettibon Weighting System causes the muscles of the neck and back to correct the spine and posture as the weights stimulate the patient’s nervous system. The nervous system causes the postural muscles to pull the spine toward, and eventually into, its normal position after they have regained strength and endurance. When the x-rays and postural examination reveal the loss of all or part of the normal cervical curve, it forces the involved vertebrae to buckle sideways at their stress point, flexing away from the weakest side.
The task then is to cause the brain and neuro-muscular system to reflexly correct spinal form first. This is done by rehabbing (healing) injured ligaments and causing them to align with the ultimate loads they are designed to limit and control. The patient’s body will do this naturally when properly stimulated by the figure 8 motion, therefore correcting the cause of an abnormal form of the spine. The nervous system, digestive system, and blood vascular system can function as intended and pain-free. Some research claims that all chronic diseases and dysfunction at the cellular level including asthma, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer, to name a few are triggered by inflammatory proteins delivered by the blood. Therefore, we have a physical and metabolic cause of chronic pain and dysfunction.
Dowager’s hump is a term used to describe a condition of the back called kyphosis. An abnormal outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae of the upper back. A visible hump, or fat pad, along with the back of the spine near the bottom of the neck and where the head juts forward. This conduction typically affects older women but men are just as likely as women to become stooped over as they age.
Vibration Therapy is a popular type of therapy used in clinics all over the world. The Pettibon System has carefully crafted our own VibePlatforms to be used with our Full-Size Wobble Chairs. Vibration therapy has been shown to cause spastic and splinted muscles to relax. This prevents spasms of muscles that can be overstimulated.
The Pettibon System is a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the spine’s hard and soft tissues. Restoring the spinal form and function is a complicated process. There is no such thing as one protocol for temporary symptom relief. Instead, there is a systematic approach to achieve long-term and positive results. All products are available to doctors who create a professional account.