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Chiro BioPhysics

Precise chiropractic care with Chiropractic BioPhysics. 

Chiro BioPhysics Melbourne

What is Chiro Biophysics?

“Physics applied to biology in chiropractic” – December 1980, Founders of CBP

At Errol Street Chiropractic Centre we use an advanced scientific system called Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to assess what is happening with your spine and help us choose the best form of treatment for you. 

CBP treatment is the structural rehabilitation that aims to bring the spine closer to ideal alignment. The normal spine has three distinct curves at the neck, ribcage and lower back which act as shock absorbers, provide balance and maintain nerve integrity. The goal at Errol Street Chiropractic is to use CBP analysis and techniques to pinpoint any changes in spinal alignment and make corrections to bring your spine closer to correct alignment.

Why is CBP our preferred treatment?

Because it is the most researched, advanced, results-oriented and effective chiropractic technique, and stands at the leading edge of chiropractic advancements. CBP combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry and anatomy to identify and quantify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility and altered health.  That means your diagnosis – and treatment – will be based on sound scientific and chiropractic information, with a way to objectively measure your progress.

How does CBP differ from regular chiropractic?

CBP is used alongside chiropractic care with the overall aim of improving alignment and spinal movement. The goal of a regular adjustment is to improve the movement of the spine by targeting specific joints, whereas CBP aims to improve movement of the spine by focusing on the overall curves so they can be brought closer to ideal alignment. At our practice we use them together for optimal results.

What will my treatment look like?

Through our client evaluation we can determine whether CBP will be suitable to your individual case. We begin by examining your posture and the alignment of your spine, this may involve an x-ray and a physical examination to compare your spine to accepted norms. 

If CBP is recommended for your case, we will tailor a specific care plan that includes;

  • In house traction on our Denneroll tables.
  • At home traction with the Denneroll or Scoliroll devices.
  • Mirror Image® adjustments.
  • Mirror Image® exercises.

We find that we get the best results when our clients are committed to their care and follow home care instructions as directed. Our chiropractors are also interested in helping to reduce any postural and mechanical stressors in our clients daily lives that may slow down the treatment. Stressors such as incorrect sleep or sitting postures are assessed and corrected, to create better habits during care and also after care with us.

 

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Recent CBP research

How improving neck curve can improve referred arm pain. 

This study looks at how improving the normal forward side curve of the neck and head positioning (CBP) along with other physical therapies had a more favourable outcome in radiating nerve pain than those subjects that had physical therapy alone (1).

Research shows poor neck curves may accelerate arthritis.

In this research it showed that forward head carriage increases the stress to the lower neck by up to 325% of the normal amount (2). This increased loading is what has been shown to accelerate degeneration (arthritis) in the neck.

Lower back pain can be related to loss of curve.

Research (3) has shown that there is strong link between chronic low back pain and a loss of lordosis. The side curve acts as a shock absorber, and if the curve is less than ideal, then the weight of your body, plus any activity will stress the joints, nerves and other tissues around that low back. 

References

  1. Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Taha S, Harrison DE. Addition of a Sagittal Cervical Posture Corrective Orthotic Device to a Multimodal Rehabilitation Program Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Discogenic Cervical Radiculopathy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2016, 97: 2034-2044.
  2. Harrison DD, Jones WE, Janik TJ, Harrison DE. Evaluation of Flexural Stresses in the Vertebral body Cortex and Trabecular Bone in Three Cervical Configurations with an Elliptical Shell Model. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002; 25(6): 391-401.
  3. Chun et al, The relationship between lower back pain and lumbar lordosis: a systematic review and meta analysis. The Spine Journal Aug 2017 Vol17 Issue 8: 1180-1191
 
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