Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Today I would like to share with you a case history of a 76 year old female who was suffering from back pain and leg pain all the way down to her left foot.[flashvideo file=http://lifechiropractic.s3.amazonaws.com/10.25.2017.case.history.back.and.leg.pain.bi.hb.mp4 image=https://lifechiropracticcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/case.history.back_.and_.leg_.pain_.jpg width=500 height=305 /]
This had been going on for almost a year. It started for no apparent reason – there was no trauma.
It had never happened before and this lady could not stand, sit, walk or even lie down without discomfort.
She had tried extensive physiotherapy treatments and even a few medications with absolutely no results.
When she finally made it in to see me, I assessed her posture and then sent her for a spinal xray. What I found was a severe posture distortion and 4 decaying spinal discs in her Posture Quadrant 3.
Remember that PQ 3 is your very lower back (lumbar spine) ad pelvis. Remember too that the primary purpose of PQ 3 is to stabilize the entire skeletal system.
So, the posture distortion and subsequent decaying spinal discs were crushing the nerves that went into this lady’s back and down her leg. This is what was causing her back pain and her leg pain. The problem then was not the back pain and the leg pain.
The problem was the postural distortion and decaying spinal discs.
This patient has been under my care for about 8 weeks now. Her recovery has been remarkable. She can sit, stand, walk, hike, drive and sleep with minimal discomfort. And she really is quite very lucky considering how much damage there is in her spine.
The reason I wanted to share this with you is because the take-away for you is two-fold.
First of all, physiotherapy and medication (even though they do have their place) are not the solution for posture distortions and decaying spinal discs. Only specifically applied chiropractic care is.
Secondly, if this patient were receiving chiropractic care once or twice a month throughout her lifetime, chances are she would have never had this problem in the first place.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge in our office and these include a detailed postural analysis. Family appointments are also available so we can check you and all your kids at the same time.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly with any questions by clicking on the link on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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