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Treating spine instability

Spine instablility

We stack up from the base. Spine problems are predisposed by instability in the pelvis caused by skeletal misalignments in the lower limbs. Excessive/incorrect foot contact causes forceful foot roll and leg rotation walking/running causing the pelvis to twist forcefully. When standing turned knees hyperextend (lock back) causing a forward tilt or even twist in the pelvis and a 'sway back' (excessive lordosis curve) with a stressful ache in the lower spine. The lumbar spine is under stress and suffers wear and is predisposed to disc bulge, rotation and slippage of the vertebra. The most obvious, is the classic ‘knock knees - sway back’.

The excessive lordosis (sway back) also leads to compensatory round shoulders and excessive thoracic curve (Kyphosis).

The pelvis is the foundation of the spine and constant movement causes instability to the spine with rotation and slippage causing nerve impingement and wear.

Those with this type of instability who suffer wear or trauma injury to the spine cannot be treated successfully and rehabilitated unless this unstable posture is first corrected.

The pelvic instability can be corrected. TRCC prescribed orthotic devices realign the entire lower skeleton including the pelvis to provide stability in the spine. Aligned knees no longer turn or lock back, the pelvis flattens alleviating the stressful excessive lumbar curve and predisposition to kyphosis and stooped shoulders. The individual will be made to stand more erect.

Manipulative therapists push the view that good general health means having a healthy spine and nerve pathways. I agree completely but achieving this requires viewing the body as an erect weight bearing skeletal structure with gravity acting on it constantly up through from the base. There is not an understanding of the commonly occurring misalignments in the lower skeleton which cause posture problems and the serious problem of instability in the spine which means that spine and pelvic adjustments are temporary.

 

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