Exploring the Benefits of a Mirror Image Approach to Chiropractic Corrections
Any trained chiropractor can perform basic assessment of a patient’s posture and spine health. Many can also determine the proper adjustments that need to be made to correct anomalies in the spine with just a cursory examination. But while these may lead to immediate relief, it’s almost invariably temporary.
To administer long-term, lasting results that truly bolster spinal health, it takes a refined, in-depth approach to each and every patient. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is built around this philosophy. It’s administered incrementally, often using a practice called Mirror Image Adjustment to affect sustainable, positive change.
At Ideal Spine Health Center, we take pride in showing our Boise, ID patients the power of Mirror Image Adjustment. It not only allows our team to administer more effective treatment, it works to educate patients on how to better care for their spine moving forward.
The primary benefit of Mirror Image Adjustment is its targeted approach to resolving specific ailments. Because a Mirror Image Adjustment is quite literally the inverse to any misalignment, its sole purpose is to realign that part of the spine without negatively affecting adjacent vertebrae that may be in proper alignment.
Correcting an anterior pelvic tilt by exerting inverse pull on the pelvis, for example, can be a complement to drop table or manual adjustment approaches. Moreover, in keeping with the incremental tenants of CBP treatment, it exerts corrective force in a way that doesn’t incite hypertension or overexertion of the already affected area. These types of adjustments are frequently worked into CBP programs.
The undisputed key to long-term spinal health in a patient is that person’s unique ability to care for their body. Adopting better posture, engaging in better lifestyle habits, maintaining a better diet, and other steps need to be assumed for spine health to flourish. Here, knowledge is power and a person with the insight into spinal needs will be able to better care for it outside of chiropractic maintenance visits.
During Mirror Image Adjustments, patients are encouraged to perform the countermovement themselves – often in conjunction with weights and pulleys. The act of exerting force and the motion involved serve to provide a foundational understanding for the results achieved. It can be said that each Mirror Image Adjustment is a pedagogical display.
As patients experience improvements through their CBP plan – specifically Mirror Image Adjustments – they’ll begin to understand how to avoid slipping back into poor habits. Additionally, they’ll gain insight into their spine’s various mechanisms and functions.
Posturing for the future
Finally, Mirror Image Adjustment is a posturing tool with powerful potential. Seeing firsthand their deviation from the norm will shed light on the posture habits patients may fall back on. This allows them to remain ever-cognizant of their posture when sitting, standing, or laying. They’ll be more inclined to engage in active posturing, meaning a forethought for prolonged spine health.
Ideal Spine Health Center welcomes patients throughout Boise, ID who are experiencing posture issues or chronic pain. Using our proven CBP approach to delivering chiropractic care, we’ll introduce you to Mirror Image Adjustments firsthand. Schedule your free consultation today.
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.