A recent case study underscores the benefits of the Blair Chiropractic Technique in regards to back pain and scoliosis. Blair Chiropractic Technique protocols were used to identify an upper cervical (neck) misalignment.
After digital radiographs and other diagnostic evaluations, specific corrections to the patient were mapped out and performed using the Blair Chiropractic Technique. Within the course of 4.5 years, the patient had a total of 35 visits to the practitioner. A correction was given to the upper most bone in the neck called the “Atlas” a mere 5 times.
X-rays further demonstrated that following specific corrections, the Atlas (C1 vertebra) had returned to a state of structural alignment. The patient’s additional symptoms, for instance, back pain and vertigo, had completely resolved. Scoliosis had been corrected to the point where surgery was no longer the recommended course of action.
Among the tests used to decide whether the patient required an adjustment on following visits was a supine leg check. Additional research has proven this to be a valid way to test for chronic pain at the lower spine. Following the 4th correction, a little over two years after the initial visit, the patient acknowledged that her lower back pain was gone.
These results show that the Blair Chiropractic Technique has benefits for people suffering from back pain as opposed to simply dealing with neck pain. The reason for this is that a misaligned Atlas may cause several changes through the spine due its intimate relationship with the brainstem, which controls muscle tone in the spine and the body’s inherent ability to compensate for such misalignments. Once pressure was relieved from the lower brainstem via the Atlas, the patient’s scoliosis was reduced from 44 degrees to 25 degrees for a total reduction of 19 degrees!
If you're suffering from lower back pain, and whether that pain stems from scoliosis, look into what an upper cervical chiropractor trained in the Blair Chiropractic Technique can do for you. A misalignment in the upper cervical spine, and more specifically the Atlas (C1), can often have effects on the entire body. A specific and gentle correction to the Atlas has helped many to alleviate pain and other symptoms.