I have been looking into some treatments using methods of weights, exercises, and gentle traction to help realign my spine and help me develop better posture. At this point, I still hold my head too far forward, and my poor back is starting to curve where it shouldn't to compensate for the imbalance caused by poor posture.
Since I can't say the name of the system I am checking into, I'm hoping some of you may recognize it by my description, and tell me if you have had success with this method of treatment.
The treatment plan consists of exercises done twice daily using a wobble chair, weights to pull shoulders down or twist hips forward, gentle traction to open up the disc spaces, etc. This is all done under the supervision of a chiropractor who does NOT do typical adjustments like you would find in a chiropractic office. In fact, this doctor got out of chiropractic because he wasn't seeing the results with his patients that he was taught he would see and he didn't feel it was honest to have the patients keep coming back time and again with no real lasting improvement.
The whole thing sounds legit, and he says that while he feels he can reduce my pain by 80% over the course of the treatment. I am a skeptic because a lot of my pain originates from cord damage, so how can he fix that. He thinks most of my pain is coming from C4-5 which has a bulge, and also T1-2 which is now bulging. He said also that he thinks the leg stuff is coming from low back rather than my neck. My argument to that is my leg stuff started day one with surgery, and so I am hesitant to believe it is anything other than my neck.
I am trying to be intelligent with this decision, as I certainly don't want anyone to make me worse, and I don't have the money to just throw out if this system doesn't do what he is promising it will do. However, if there can be an 80% reduction in my pain, as he is saying, how can I not give it a try?
Have any of you had success using this type of a system. Ron, can I state the name of it?
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!