Back Pain Relief Testimonial: The Welder

Kurt is a welder who has dealt with back pain his whole life. After a recent back injury, Kurt reaches out for help and eventually begins his journey with the Pettibon System and with lasting back pain relief. Read his story!

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The Benefits of Traction

As a person gets older, the spinal disks, ligaments and cartilage no longer have a direct blood supply for the nourishment and elimination of tissue cell wastes.

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Deep Dive into Forward Head Posture

Our increasing use of computers, tablets, cell phones, and other handheld devices in combination with the sedentary lifestyles and poor posture habits at work are all causes of Forward Head Posture, AKA Text Neck. Text Neck is a condition more and more chiropractors are seeing in their patients. Without treatment, Text Neck can cause antalgic posture, stance, and gait. This will result in low back pain making standing, walking, and sitting difficult and uncomfortable.

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Beating Forward Head Posture

A patient’s posture and spinal position will not consciously improve or change by telling them to “stand up straight”, “stop slumping” or through regular exercise. Reflex information goes to the autonomic nervous system, automatically causing postural muscles to organize and re-organize the spine as needed to keep the head erect relative to gravity.

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ACUTE VS CHRONIC PAIN

From the cold weather to hanging Christmas lights, back pain can worsen during the holiday season. Learn the differences between acute and chronic pain. Learning this difference can help both the patients learn more about their injuries and more effective ways to heal.

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X-Ray Misconceptions

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.

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Testimonial: Lisa finds Pain Relief

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.

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Understanding The Pettibon Weighting 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.

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Dowager’s Hump Causes and Treatments

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.

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