How the CBP Method Differs From Other Conventional Methods

Chiropractic BioPhysics, also known as CBP, is the world’s leading chiropractic technique. This effective technique is used by chiropractors all over the world. Most chiropractors, and patients, prefer this technique to other conventional methods for many different reasons. Read on to learn why.

 

What is CBP?

CBP combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the cause of pain, discomfort, mobility loss, and other health ailments. Your chiropractor can use this data to find the source of your pain and discomfort. They also will use it to come up with an individualized treatment plan best suited to your unique situation.

How is CBP used in chiropractic visits?

First, your chiropractor will give you an examination based on your posture, spinal alignment, and function. Using what they find, a structured treatment plan will be created for you. Your chiropractor may use x-rays in your initial exam. Your treatment plan will include adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling program to treat your pain symptoms and improve your overall health. The goal from your CBP treatment is to provide you with consistent pain relief, and better overall health.

 What makes CBP different from other conventional methods?

Most chiropractic care focuses solely on pain relief.  CBP finds the source of the problem, to target and correct it. Think of pain as the clues and CBP as the detective solving the mystery. Once the mystery has been solved, and the source of your pain is found, your chiropractor can create an effective treatment plan that addresses the source. Other conventional methods just treat the symptoms. Without CBP, you’re only getting temporary pain relief, not effective treatment.

 

Interested in CBP chiropractic care? The experienced chiropractors at Posture Doc can help! Make an appointment today to learn how CBP can make a difference in your health, and your life.

Why Poor Posture Can Lead to Chronic Pain

You’ve likely heard that good posture is good for your back. This is true, but have you heard that poor posture can lead to chronic pain? Slouching or hunching over at your computer all day can lead to back, neck and even hip pain. There are many reasons why poor posture leads to pain, and it all begins with your spine.

 

Your Posture and Your Health

Standing or sitting up straight is not just about manners. Poor posture can deteriorate your spinal health. So, what is “good posture”? Good posture means aligning your body correctly so that your body’s force against gravity is distributed evenly. This is especially important when sitting or standing. Aligning your body properly will reduce the strain on your muscles and ligaments and allow them to support your body optimally. Some health benefits of good posture include:

  • Proper alignment of bones and joints
  • Reduced stress on muscles, ligaments, and joints
  • Allows muscles to work at their best
  • Reduces the risk of muscle or spinal injury
  • Increased flexibility

Poor Posture and Chronic Pain

Since good posture is beneficial for your health, poor posture is the opposite. When your spine is misaligned, it throws off the weight distribution of your entire body. Slouching or hunching over puts an enormous amount of pressure on your joints and ligaments. This poor posture causes other muscles to overcompensate for the load others are bearing. This leads to muscle strain and ultimately, pain. It also sets the stage for spinal problems like spinal arthritis, neck, and back problems.

 

Seeing a chiropractor regularly can help improve your posture immensely. Not only will it be easier to keep proper posture with a healthy spine, but you’ll be able to know if there are physical reasons why your posture is up to par. Come see the experienced chiropractors at Posture Doc today!

Why More Chiropractors are using the CBP Method

The chiropractors at Posture Doc have been utilizing the CBP method for years. More and more chiropractors are using this technique due to its effectiveness. Read on to learn more about it and why so many experienced chiropractors use it in their practices.

 

What is CBP?

CBP combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the cause of pain, discomfort, mobility loss, and other health ailments. Chiropractors use this scientific data and principles to diagnose your pain source. They also use it to come up with an individualized treatment plan best suited to your unique situation.

What makes a CBP Certified Chiropractor Different?

When your chiropractor is CBP certified, they go through an extensive educational and training program. The Chiropractic Biophysics training program uses peer-reviewed research, more than any other approach. Each CBP seminar includes the most recently identified scientific principles. They are tested on these materials to complete the certification. It’s safe to say that CBP-trained chiropractors know their stuff.

What makes CBP different?

Most chiropractic care focuses on pain relief only. CBP finds the source of the problem and corrects it. Only when the source of pain is found can it be effectively eliminated. This type of method also means your treatment plan is personalized to fit your specific needs and concerns. No two treatments are alike, because no two patients are alike. Therefore, more and more patients choose chiropractors that implement these techniques. More personalized treatment means quicker and more permanent relief.

 

At Posture Doc, we use the CBP method because it works. We want to provide our patients with the most effective pain relief possible, and CBP is the method that provides this. If you’re curious about what CBP can do for you and your pain, make an appointment today. Our chiropractors will explain the procedure and come up with a treatment plan for your specific needs. Have questions? Give us a call today!

Great Stretches for Hip Pain

Your hips do an awful lot of work all day, supporting your entire body and keeping you in balance while you stand and walk. It’s common to experience tightness in the hips and is usually caused by tension in the hip flexor muscles. Tight hips do put you at risk for muscle pulls and injury, so it’s important to stretch your hips when you begin to feel tightness. Here are some great stretches for hip pain.

Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

This gentle stretch is helpful to do daily to loosen up your hip flexor muscles. If you have sensitive knees, put a pillow underneath as you’re kneeling.

  1. Kneel on one leg.
  2. Put your opposite foot on the floor with that knee at a 90-degree angle
  3. Drive your hip forward while maintaining a straight frame. Slightly lean your torso forward.
  4. Hold this position for about 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat up to 5 times with both legs, and slightly increase the stretch each time.

Pigeon Stretch

The pigeon stretch comes from common yoga practices and is helpful to use daily to improve overall mobility in your hip flexor muscles.

  1. Start in the tabletop position with your hands and knees on the ground.
  2. Bring your right knee forward to just behind your right wrist.
  3. Bring your right ankle in front of your left hip.
  4. Straighten your left leg behind you and keep your left knee straight, toes pointed and hips square.
  5. Gently lower your body to the ground.
  6. Hold this position for up to ten seconds.
  7. Release by pushing on your hands, lifting your hips, and moving your legs back into the starting tabletop position.
  8. Repeat on the opposite side.

These two stretches are helpful to do every day to alleviate common hip pain. If your pain increases, or isn’t subsiding, come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc right away.

Proper Posture and Office Chair Types to Use When Sitting at Your Desk

Whether at home or at the office, working at a desk can be stressful on your body. Poor posture and hard surfaces contribute to back, hip, and neck pain. Before you reach for over-the-counter pain meds, there are some other ways to prevent pain. Besides regularly seeing your chiropractor, proper posture and appropriate chairs can make a big difference.

Posture for Desk Work

When sitting at your desk, be sure to keep your back and neck as straight as possible. Keep your arms resting parallel to the ground. Your feet should be flat, and your legs should be parallel to the floor as well. Keep your back against your chair, and your shoulders rolled back.

An Adjustable Comfortable Chair

For the above posture tips to be implementable, it’s imperative to have the proper chair. Part of the reason why so many people get back pain from office chairs is because it is not the right height for their bodies. If your chair is too low to the ground, you will slouch your legs and back which can lead to pain. On the other hand, if your chair is far off the ground for your height, you’ll be straining to touch the ground or reach your desk which can also lead to pain. Your chair also needs adequate lumbar support for your lower back. Without this, excessive sitting can lead to sciatica and hip pain.

Move Around as Much as Possible

Even with a proper chair, excessive sitting can still lead to pain and tight muscles. For this reason, it’s helpful to get up and move as much as possible during your workday. Make a habit of walking around on phone calls or taking a short walk on your lunch break. Also, if you can get up and move at any time during your schedule, try to do so.

If you sit often for work, be sure to see your chiropractor regularly. New to chiropractic care? Make an appointment at Posture Doc and we’ll walk you through the process. Give us a call today.

 

Tips to Prevent Back Pain When Lifting Heavy Objects

Back pain is a common issue that can become debilitating if it’s not addressed. Individuals often experience issues with pain in their back after improperly handling heavy items. Many common issues with back pain can be alleviated by practicing these techniques when picking up and carrying heavier materials.

Bend Your Knees

If you need to bend down to pick something up, bend at the knees instead of stooping over. Contorting your upper body to grab an item off the ground puts unnecessary pressure on the lower back. Even incorrectly picking up lighter materials repetitively can cause major back pain down the line.

Wear a Back Brace

Back braces are often used nowadays to ensure the spine is properly aligned at all times. Braces also work well to redirect any pressure on your back. If you’re prone to back pain, investing in a brace may help prevent many problems.

Don’t Twist the Upper Body when Lifting

When carrying an item, keep it close to your body to prevent unnecessary strain and avoid rotating the upper body. Rapidly twisting the muscles when they’re already lifting something can easily result in pulling a muscle. If needed, always get a coworker to help with lifting certain items.

Address Back Discomfort Sooner than Later

Letting back pain go on for too long could cause you to develop a chronic condition that will need medical attention. Speak up if you’re struggling with considerable discomfort and avoid tasks that could exacerbate the problem. If back pain persists after a few days have passed, it may be best to visit with a chiropractor for help.

Incorporate these simple tips into your daily routine to relieve complications with back pain. Just a few minor adjustments to work habits can make a huge difference. If your condition continues to worsen, reach out to a medical professional right away for support. If you need help, contact Posture Doc NJ today!

The Importance of a Custom Chiropractic Treatment Plan

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline focusing on the musculoskeletal system. A chiropractic treatment plan involves the diagnosis and treatment of physical disorders through manual adjustments and body manipulations. This treatment helps patients suffering from chronic neck and back pain, accident, sciatica, and sports injuries. Besides that, a custom chiropractic treatment plan will also provide you with several other benefits like:

 

1. Preventative Care

You don’t necessarily have to experience pain to seek chiropractic treatment. Research shows that regular chiropractic care can also reduce the chances of developing musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractic care strengthens your body, making it stronger and less susceptible to injury. It will also help prevent a re-occurrence of the health and musculoskeletal problems mentioned above.

2. Lifestyle Adjustment

Chiropractors specialize in providing comprehensive chiropractic treatment that helps patients maintain their health and overall well-being. A chiropractor will offer you professional medical guidance regarding the best exercises and nutritional practices to undertake. You will also learn several injury prevention strategies as part of your treatment.

3. Treating Other Medical Conditions

The benefits you get from professional chiropractic services help relieve and treat other medical conditions patients might have.

Examples of conditions that your chiropractor can treat include:

  • Ear infections
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Fertility issues
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Gastrointestinal syndromes

Furthermore, a chiropractic treatment plan can work alongside other general healthcare practitioners in devising a custom treatment plan for individual patients.

4. Fall Prevention

Anyone can fall. That’s a fact. But senior citizens are more prone to falls. They are also more likely to sustain serious injuries from falls. As you age, there’s a breakdown in your sensory and motor functions, which eventually affects your balance. Chiropractors will test your strengths and balance and identify your risks. They will then provide you with the necessary chiropractic treatment plan and adjustments to improve your sensory and motor functions. This is especially more beneficial for the elderly.

 

Now’s the Time!

Are you ready to start living your best life? Come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc. Contact us or schedule an appointment today.

How Temperature and Pressure Changes Can Worsen Your Back Pain

While many people understand the correlation between the decline in temperatures and the increase in body aches, most tend to associate the pain to joints and muscles. While this is mostly true, it is easy to forget that your body has many different muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support your spine. As the temperature decreases, this causes them to tighten and can be very painful. In addition to the cold, the change in temperature can also bring about drops in pressure. These pressure changes can cause tissue to expand and press into the structures and joints in your back. Here are some tips to minimize any potential discomfort between visits:

 

Keep Warm!

While this might seem to be the obvious, it can also be the one most taken for granted.

  • Create layers and dress warm – Do this even while in your house or car. Try tucking in your shirt to trap additional body heat and avoid the tightening in your back.
  • Use extra blankets when possible to make sure to add additional warmth
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the outside

Stretch!

We’ve discussed the importance of stretching before, but proper warmup and stretching are critical in the cold, even if it’s just to sit around the house or for minimal activity.

Keep Active

Try to avoid prolonged periods of inactivity. Be careful not to overexert yourself if you are already feeling discomfort, but inactivity can lead to tightening and low temperature can quickly compound the issue causing additional pain and discomfort.

Don’t Cheat On Shoveling Form!

For those of you who live in areas that experience snowfall, proper shoveling form and preparation combined with the previous tips can be the difference between a normal day or several weeks of discomfort.

 

If you are experiencing more pain this time of year, then give us a call! We’re looking forward to helping you reduce your back pain!

Why Your Legs and Hips May be Causing Your Back Pain

If you have pain in your lower back, legs or hips, the source may be hard to pinpoint. Oftentimes the area of your back that is hurting could be a clue to where the pain is coming from. Chiropractors know that pain coming from one area might not be originating from that same area. Your legs and hips may be causing your back pain. Here is why.

 

Hip Pain Can Radiate to the Lower Back

When your hips are tight, the surrounding joints are under pressure. This tightness can radiate upwards, causing pain in the lower back. Sciatica, a condition where there’s pressure on the sciatic nerves, can cause pain in the lower back, hips, and sides of the legs. Your chiropractor uses techniques and adjustments on both your lower and upper body to effectively reduce your pain.

How the Legs Affect the Spine

Your legs are responsible for carrying your entire body weight all day long. This is quite a job! If you have a physical job or frequently wear heavy boots or high heels, this can take quite a toll on your spine alignment. It is important to remember that everything in your body is connected. An issue with your foot or ankle can affect your knees, which in turn can affect your hips, which can affect your back, and so on.

Finding the Pain Source

The goal of chiropractic care is to determine the root of your pain, not just treat the symptoms. By using x-rays and exams, your chiropractor will diagnose your pain source and come up with a personalized treatment plan. So, no matter where your pain is coming from, your chiropractor can help you find the source.

 

Do you have back pain? Come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc. Whether it is back, neck, hip, or leg pain – we can help!

How Chiropractic Care Can Help the Immune System

Seeing your chiropractor is not just about neck and back pain relief. Your adjustments regularly improve spinal health, proper joint function, and nervous system health. All this promotes overall health and healthy body systems, including the immune system. Here’s how chiropractic care can help your immune system.

 

The Immune System and Your Spine

The nervous system communicates with your body through your spinal cord. If your spinal alignment is off, then there is a direct interference in that communication system. This can cause pain and leave you susceptible to injury and illness. When your neural pathways are compressed from a misaligned spine, your body is weakened from fighting off illness naturally. Chiropractic care is designed to realign the spine. As a result, regular adjustments could boost your immune system substantially.

A Stressed-Out Spine

Stress can negatively impact your immune system. When your body is stressed, it can physically impact your spine. Many people carry stress physically in their shoulders, neck and, back. Heightened stress levels only exacerbate pain, which puts even more pressure on the spine. Regular chiropractic care can help alleviate physical stress on the spine, which in turn boosts the immune system.

Chiropractic as Preventive Care

Seeing your chiropractor regularly can help you be more in tune with your body. When you feel healthy physically, it is easier to spot when something is wrong. In this way, chiropractic care is just as much preventative care as it is pain relief. You can boost your immune system, as well as your body’s ability to heal, by making your spinal health a priority.

 

Ready to make chiropractic care a priority for your immune health? Come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc for an appointment. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!