Everyday, we put stress on our spine, which can cause misalignments, wear and tear or unnecessary pressure on the disc material that protects it. Sitting down for long periods during the day, walking, running, sports injuries, and carrying objects, are all factors that put pressure onto the spine.
Spinal remodelling has been shown to reduce spinal stress by realigning your spine into its correct position. By correcting the spine in this way, it relieves pressure on your discs and helps the body to move in the best way. With correct spinal alignment, your spine stands the best chance of lasting longer.
How does Spinal Remodelling work?
During our detailed examination process, we’ll take an extensive history of your condition, carry out a series of physical tests and perhaps take x-rays. Our x-rays are taken standing up so we can see your natural spine alignment and any underlying conditions.
During the results session, we’ll discuss any problems with your spine in-depth, which treatments would suit you best, and to what extent spinal remodelling will work. Should there be any limiting factors that we’ve come across in the examination, a practitioner will explain the effect these will have on your overall results.
Types of Spinal Remodelling
Spinal remodelling only works because of the patient centred approach of combining three equally essential treatment methods:
- Specific Spinal Adjustment Techniques: During your treatment process, you may be recommended our shockwave therapy to correct spinal misalignments or improve the movement of your spine.
- Tailored Exercises and Stretches: Physical activity as part of your spinal injury rehabilitation process is extremely important. At ProBack, tailored exercises for your condition will only be given when you can perform them safely and effectively. The exercises will help to strengthen and support your spine, and target specific areas of weakness in the body. They are implemented to continue to improve your results at home.
- Spinal Orthotics: A key part of the spinal rehabilitation process is the use of a spinal orthotic (also known as a denneroll). These orthotics are used under close observation from one of our practitioners, so they are placed and used accurately. Once our practitioner is content that you can use the denneroll safely and effectively, it can be taken home and used daily for up to 20 minutes in order to correct spinal alignment. The dennerolls are only used if you have lost curves in the spine. They effectively help remodel the spine and bring those curves back.
- Vibration Therapy: Vibration therapy may be an effective step to add to your spinal remodelling treatment plan. Doing exercises on a vibration plate helps strengthen the muscles three to four times more effectively than alone. By using this therapy, muscles will become stronger, which will allow your body to effectively absorb more stress and pressure. This method was first discovered and applied by the Russians in their space programme. By strengthening their bodies using vibration therapy, the Russian astronauts were able to stay in space an impressive three and a half times longer than the Americans.
How can you tell if my spine can be remodelled?
Our remodelling process is only possible because of our extensive examination process. During our examination we will take a comprehensive history, carry out our own tests and take x-rays if necessary. When we go through your results with you, a practitioner will explain exactly what can be done to help your condition, and what kind of results you can expect.
Will you be able to correct my condition entirely?
During your results session, a practitioner will tell you what degree of correction you can achieve with treatment and which treatments we’ll use. If we expect your plan to involve our remodelling treatments, we will talk these through with you and give you the chance to ask any questions.
How long does remodelling the spine take?
The time it takes to remodel the spine vary person to person depending on the underlying condition. For an extensive condition that calls for intense spinal rehabilitation, around four to six months of treatment would be recommended, alongside exercises and perhaps a spinal orthotic.
What is a denneroll?
A denneroll is a spinal orthotic, used daily to help return the spine a better biomechanical position. During our examination process we’ll be able to tell you the condition of your spine including the curves. Losing these curves in the spine can cause a build up of pressure in the spine, and this can lead to a number of different and more serious back conditions.
What are the best spine injury rehabilitation exercises?
Because many conditions are so complex, we always recommend coming into the clinic for an examination before trying any exercise that will rehabilitate a back condition. The exercises and stretches we recommend to patients to rehabilitate back injuries are specific and tailored for their condition. Finding out the underlying condition behind your back pain is the safest, first-step in beginning to rehabilitate your spine.
“My pain levels have reduced and I’m more flexible.”
“I have more confidence in my overall movement”
“I feel much better and fit!”