Your Symptoms Are Not Always The Underlying Problem - Whiplash Case Study
Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Posture Expert, Postural Neurologist and a Personal Training Specialist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Today I am going to share with you a case history of a young lady whose was involved in 2 car accidents.
Both of them she suffered a whiplash as she was hit from behind.
As a result, she began to struggle with chronic headaches and balance issues (vertigo); these from posture distortions in Posture Quadrant 1 (head and neck) and lower back pain with sciatica; these from posture distortions in Posture Quadrant 3 (lower back and pelvis).
She had undergone various forms of therapy for her pain and her balance issues with negligible results.
She would get some temporary relief only.
She ended up seeing me when she was having an acute episode of lower back pain and sciatica and we did things a little differently.
First of all we assessed her posture, sent her for some posture xrays, measured her posture distortions and started a treatment plan to correct these; her posture distortions.
Our focus was not her symptoms in as much as it was her posture distortions.
Here is her 6 month progress report: headaches almost non-existent, balance issues and vertigo -- a significant improvement, lower back pain and sciatica -- a significant improvement.
So why the difference with us?
Because we focused our treatment on the cause of her symptoms which were her posture distortions.
When you go to a health practitioner that is totally fixated and focused on your symptoms only, you are on a very slippery slope.
The reason why is that symptoms are never ever the problem.
They are just alarms or warning signals that your body sends to alert you that there is a problem.
Symptoms are merely the tip of the iceberg and what really needs to be addressed is what lies beneath the tip of the iceberg. In this case the posture distortions.
I hope that you have learned something from this case history and as always, if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Consultations in our office are always free of charge and these also include a detailed postural analysis.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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