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. The dynamic […]
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.
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.