Paint Creek Chiropractic Center utilizes several different chiropractic adjusting methods to relieve pain and remove nerve interference, or subluxations, from the spine. Simply stated, a subluxation is when 2 or more of the spine's joints get "stuck". When the spinal bones (vertebra) get stuck it can lead to pinched nerves and nerve interference in the spine. The result of this process leads to pain, numbness, headaches, degenerative arthritis of the spine and many other symptoms. Subluxations also can result in malfunction in the organs and tissue cells that the involved nerves lead to. Dr. DeRusha's specialty in chiropractic is with Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) method, you can read more about CBP on this page.
When beginning chiropractic care in our office you have options for care based on your short and long-term health goals. You can "patch" the problem or you can "fix" the problem. Read on to learn the difference.
Patch care is for patients interested in short-term pain or symptomatic relief. Our objective is to get you feeling better ASAP. To accomplish this it often requires the patient recieve frequent treatments called chiropractic adjustments. The pain or symptom you are experiencing may be fairly recent but the cause of your problem, a subluxation, may have been developing over years due to posture displacements which cause subluxations or "stuck" spinal bones. Fortunatly, it doesn't take years to feel better but it most likely will take a few weeks, possibly more.
Patch Care is called patch care because when you are done (when your symptoms are gone) if we took another x-ray of your spine it would still be in the same abnormal position it was in when you started. This is due to the posture alignment, which caused the problem in the first place, isn't addressed with patch care. Therefore, most patch care patient's symptoms eventually return.
Fix care AKA Chiropractic BioPhysics is for patients interested in a long-term solution to their problem. Fix care addresses both the pain or symptoms that brought you to our office as well as the postural problems and displacements that caused the spinal bones to get stuck and subluxated. Our ultimate focus and goal with fix care is to restore your posture and therefore your spine back to normal or as near normal as possible. We then verify the improvement of your spinal alignment with re-evaluation x-rays when you complete a course of fix care. That way we will know the new position of your posture and spine and not just assume it is improved.
What is Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)?
CBP combines the principles of mathematics, physics, biomechanics and chiropractic. CBP focuses on improving the patient’s posture. Improving posture can provide long-standing relief from neck and back pain, headaches, fatigue and many other acute and chronic health problems.
CBP works on the fact that any deviation in a person’s posture causes deviations in the alignment of the spine, termed a subluxation, this causes tension upon the spinal cord and brain stem. With time this tension starts to interfere with the normal functions of the central nervous system which includes the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. This interference over time will have a detrimental effect on an individual’s quality of life.
CBP includes “traditional” chiropractic adjustments in combination with specific posture rehabilitative exercises, “mirror image” posture corrections and traction methods (not the kind of traction you may have had in physical therapy) to correct the posture and spinal position to promote healthier nervous system function. CBP restores optimal balance to the spine and posture to achieve long-lasting relief. CBP is the most researched, published and proven chiropractic method in the world. Dr. DeRusha is currently one of the only ten certified CBP doctors in Michigan.
You have a third option for your problem: do nothing! The one thing that will happen for sure is your problem will get worse with time. Maybe to the point where no conservative approach will work. Do something for your spinal health! Do patch care or fix care and take care of the only spine you will ever have.
New Patient Center page will allow you to download the new patient forms. Fill them out at home and bring them with you. This will save you time when you come in for your evaluation. Call today to make your appointment, 248-601-4540.