After dealing with chronic back back as well as several other spinal issues, Jay decided to take action. He found a Pettibon doctor and started making real progress healing.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.