How is what you do different?
Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC) is a technique based on the premise that the primary subluxations patients have that need to be treated are anterior, which means that they need to be moved backwards to be corrected, which is pretty much the opposite of traditional diversified chiropractic technique where adjustments are done with the patient lying face down on a table and the practitioner pushes down on the spine. Most of ABC adjustments are done standing up against the wall and pushing parts of your body backwards. If you’ve ever been to a chiropractor before, you know this is a much different approach to care.
Understand the following simple premise: each vertebra has lots of muscles and ligaments attached to it that can pull it in a variety of directions, however it has no muscles or other attachments to help pull it in a backwards motion. Since the body is a self-correcting organism, if a vertebra were to move out of place backwards or sideways it has an innate mechanism to pull it back into proper alignment with reasonable effort using the muscles that are attached it’s the front and sides. But imagine that if a vertebra were to fall forward the body actually has no mechanism to correct it and pull it backwards into the optimal position. This is where the ABC approach helps your body! It is an approach that assists your body but moving those vertebra BACK into alignment that your body cannot correct on it’s own because it has no mechanism to do so.
How do you know if you have a vertebra that’s fallen forward?
Below is a list of some common indicators:
- Feeling “hunched over” – compressing the chest area (heart, lungs, esophagus)
- Head that rests in front of your body – leading to neck pain or stiffness and/or headaches
- Forward Rounded shoulders – leading to tight upper traps or mid thoracic discomfort
- Abdomen protruding forward – leading to low back pain
- Hyperlordotic lumbar spine – the low back has a larger than normal curve
- Increased tension in other areas of the body – which may contribute to experiencing:
- Foot or leg pain
- Elbow, shoulder, hand pain
- Trigger points and fascial restrictions
Having these anterior vertebra corrected relaxes tension and promotes ease in the body which can have a tremendous impact. Easier breathing, less tension, less pain, and your body is able to stand up almost effortlessly which allows you to use that freed up energy for more rewarding activities! Give us a call today if you’d like to give ABC a try!!