Reflex Pain Treatment
The general understanding about chiropractic is that we manipulate the spine in an attempt to make someone feel better. The unfortunate thing about this is that when there is no rhyme or reason to the manipulations then there is a tendency to move as many joints as possible that feel restricted, even if those joints do not need to be manipulated. Muscle tightness or guarding around a joint does not always mean that a manipulation is indicated. Over-manipulating can cause damage to the fibrocartilage complex of the joints resulting in HYPERmobility, or too much motion in the joints. When this occurs the muscles will become tight around that area in an attempt to stabilize. The patient feels stiff and “needs another crack”. For this specific case it couldn’t be farther from the truth. To get better, you would actually need to avoid manipulation and possibly strengthen around the area to encourage stability and allow for optimal healing. Being treated like this results in the feeling of always needing to be adjusted to feel good. The common complaint I hear from traditional chiropractic patients is that they don’t want to go weekly for the rest of their life. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go weekly if you receive proper treatment.
In a search to get patients better as fast as possible with only requiring one to two visits per week, I have developed an approach I call Reflex Pain Treatment. This treatment is gentle and utilizes the body’s reflex system to determine what areas need correction and exactly how to correct it. Some patients call this voodoo because with this technique I will find pain that you never knew existed and then take it away with the appropriate correction. This system enables the practitioner to have numerous indicators throughout the body to determine whether or not the problem was corrected. Not only that, but by treating with this method, the pain arcs to the brain are broken which enables the patient to either be completely pain-free or very close to it by the end of the treatment.
To better understand how this therapy works, it is important to understand the way the body works. The human being is truly just the brain. Sensory information feeds in and the brain reflexively (without conscious thought) responds with sensory and motor to adapt to the input. Abnormal nerve impulses sent to the brain which then responds by creating the sensation of the pain in a distant location. This is how you can have compression of a nerve and then feel the problem farther down the line where it runs. I utilize these mechanisms in conjunction with the in-depth understanding of anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, and blood circulation to create a system of analysis and treatment that not only limits the amount of manipulation necessary, but for those that are highly sensitive to touch it allows us to desensitize the body in a safe, low force way in order to get amazing results. With this methodology you will see as care progresses there is less and less to do. This is as it should be if the treatment is working. Every body is different and each is dynamic (constantly shifting). Each treatment should account for this, meaning no two treatments should be the same. If two subsequent treatments were the same then it is the practitioner’s fault for not discovering and correcting the primary lesion that created the cascade of reflex reactions.
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Reflex Pain Treatment