Spinal Movement Measurements Interpret Poor Posture Habits
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is all about quantifying the efforts of the chiropractic approach. In knowing the geometric angles of a patient’s spine vs. the ideal, for example, it’s possible to measure a myriad of things, including the degree of misalignment or the incremental path back to ideal spine curvature.
Perhaps the most critical dataset that can be derived from CBP, however, is a qualification of poor posture habits via measurements in spinal movement tendencies. For patients with recurring spinal conditions or those prone to developing new alignment issues, this data is imperative in helping them to realize the need for lifestyle changes.
At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, we take pride in educating our patients in their spinal health and often, this means further educating them on lifestyle habits that may endanger that health. CBP allows us to do this for each unique patient, in terms they can understand in relation to their own body.
Measuring the shift
At the outset of any chiropractic adjustment plan, CBP dictates radiological imaging and a thorough analysis of patient spinal position. This is the baseline by which any successive adjustments can be compared against. As incremental improvements are made towards ideal spine health, a chiropractor can share these figures with a patient.
This also works in reverse, however. If, after treatment, a patient begins to experience degeneration of their condition once again, more imaging can be taken. When compared against initial results and original imaging, it’s possible to track the spine from start, to finish, to subsequent deviation. This provides the framework for identifying poor posture habits.
Using radiological imaging allows Chiropractors to do more than just make educated guesses about misalignment tendencies – it allows them to leverage visual proof to assert facts.
For example, if an x-ray shows compression of cervical vertebrae, an inflamed scapula, and a weakening of the rhomboid muscle on one side of the body, a chiropractor can accurately assess favorability of that side. This can then open the door to conversation about strengthening or changing engrained habits.
The ramifications of qualifying misalignment by quantifying spinal movement are unparalleled. In this way, CBP provides chiropractors with a new echelon of tools to better pursue individualized success in each patient. Rather than general advice or best-practice tips, chiropractors can tailor actionable advice to each patient that’s rooted in their specific tendencies, as evidence by radiological imaging.
Correcting posture habits
Posture habits need to be broken and positively reformed if they’re to benefit a patient on their path to spinal wellness. As CBP helps to call out specific posture tendencies in patients, a chiropractor can then work in specific terms with them. This encourages proper habits on a level simply unparalleled by general advice.
Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID wants to help you identify any negative posturing habits you might have, to help improve your overall spinal health. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation, to experience the powerful capabilities of a CBP approach.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.