How Spinal Health is Measured Through Chiropractic BioPhysics
“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former Executive, President, and Chair of Hewlett-Packard Co.
The power of data cannot be understated in any setting. Even in situations where anecdotal evidence may be resounding, it’s critical to look to data for concrete affirmation of theory. Nowhere is this more evident than in the medical field – specifically chiropractic. Data analysis is pivotal in realizing spinal health before, during and after a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) treatment plan.
The incremental nature of a CBP approach to treatment brings with it an abundant amount of data. As patients receive adjustments, chiropractors can use tools like radiological imaging and orthopedic exams to quantify the effects of these adjustments. And, comparing that data to ideal spine models and other benchmarks, can further evaluate the effectiveness of a given chiropractic schedule.
At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, data is at the core of every spinal manipulation we make and every treatment we recommend. We rely on the measured approach of CBP to set the standard for efficacy in every patient rehabilitation program we create.
Quantitative and evaluative chiropractic tools
Chiropractic data collection revolves primarily around geometry and physics. These focuses translate the biomechanics of the human body into usable information for qualifying spine health. They can be employed in a number of ways, as demonstrated by CBP:
- Geometric spinal curvature measurements can be taken through radiological imaging, then compared against ideal spine models to indicate degree of curvature deviation.
- Postural measurements can be taken (PosturePrint™) to identify stressors in a patient’s biomechanics, qualifying a degree of overcompensation.
- Orthopedic, neurological, and range-of-motion (ROM) exams show loss of mobility, restricted ROM, and localized areas of concern.
- Health questionnaires and patient interviews bring supportive data into the fold that may be indirectly related to spinal health.
- Patient history can be used to objectively rule-out or support hypotheses related to potential spinal conditions based on past health documentation.
Each of these assessors is considered when it comes to developing or modifying a CBP treatment plan. As a result, an unparalleled level of tailored information is available to chiropractors, enabling them to make profound insights into their approach.
Consistent data collection is key
Patients often wonder why they’re continually asked the same routine questions about their health or why additional X-rays are needed during the course of their treatment. The simple explanation is that data collection is constant and each new dataset brings with it the potential for evaluation. CBP professionals can streamline treatment by adding additional procedures or eliminating superfluous ones, all in an effort to advance patient health.
At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, we know the secret to helping our patients is rooted in our pursuit of information. The more we learn, the better the care we can offer, and the more effective it’ll be over the long-term. If you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, or any other chronic body issues, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with us today. We’ll show you the power of CBP and how it can be leveraged in your favor.
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.