This uncommon, but advanced technique may very well be the future of the profession. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience it now.
Chiropractic BioPhysics is a technique that is only practiced by chiropractors who invest in a large amount of extra education and equipment. It takes time, money, and extra effort to become a CBP practitioner.
CBP practitioners don’t have magical adjusting powers, they are simply trained to use science to diagnose a problem, and use a unique treatment (mirror image traction) to correct the problem. It is the only technique to demonstrate consistent, published evidence of its effectiveness in correcting the shape of the spine towards an established normal value.
The established normal value for the shape of the spine was missing until a CBP study proposed a geometric, measurable shape. CBP practitioners examine spines, measure how far they’ve deviated from normal, decide if that might be involved with pain or dysfunction, and correct the spine towards normal if necessary. The most basic example of this is reducing forward head carriage in people with neck pain. It is just common sense that having your head stick straight forward is going to put stress on the neck and mid-back. But CBP studies are some of the first to actually consistently document the physical correction of these conditions. The same idea can be applied to the whole spine. Each area of the spine has well-defined deviations. Some are very common, some are rare. CBP training focuses on identifying all of these different types of deviations, and each deviation is paired with a technical protocol for correcting the issue. Each protocol is unique.
CBP is more than posture, it is about curvature.
Posture gets a bad rap from therapists. 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.
Let’s take the example of head posture and neck curvature: A person could have absolutely perfect head and shoulder posture where their head is perfectly seated on their neck, and even with the shoulders (imagine we are looking from the side). Everyone would agree that this person has great posture. But what if this person was suffering from severe neck pain?
How could a Physical Therapist or traditional Chiropractor help? By taking an x-ray of this person’s neck we would be able to see if he had a normal curve where the peak of the curve points towards the throat, or a reversed curve where the peak of the curve points towards the back of the neck. Thus, we could tell if this person with perfect posture had a neck that had a normal curve or an abnormal curve. This gives us options for treatment where traditional posture-focused treatments would run out of options.
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 each individual. 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 of 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. The Board Certified Physicians at Wesley Chapel Spine and Sports Medicine are proficient in the Chiropractic BioPhysics technique. Call 727-END PAIN today to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if CBP might be right for you.