Revolution Chiropractics’ Revolutionary Way

What do we do at Revolution Chiropractic and how is this revolutionary?

The primary objective for us at Revolution Chiropractic unlike any other Chiropractic Office is to make sure we reset your structure to normal. Most chiropractor talk about restoring your posture but this is not the same as your structure. Some chiropractors will even go as far as saying that they are restoring your structure but they are not doing anything other than standard adjustments of the spine.
The structure does not change with standard adjustments alone. I’ve spent 5 years analysing and researching this topic and although adjustments are literally the most amazing thing you could do for your body… and they are a great tool for resetting your nervous system and improving mobility and flexibility, reducing pain and discomfort… they won’t be as effective as they can really have the potential to be if you don’t follow up the adjustments with some specific rehabilitation. Also,  structural corrective chiropractors will utilise different adjustments techniques proven to improve your structure. The standard way most chiropractors adjust you just won’t do it.

Firstly let’s clear up some misinformation out there about posture and the correction of it…

Your posture depends on your structure. So any postural things you improve will not be long term if your structure is out. There are many practitioners that are posture focused but from my knowledge and understanding this is kind of a bit of waste of time if your structure is out. & most of these practitioners won’t look at your structure at all, they don’t know how to access your structure and how to correct it. First of all, a structural corrective chiropractic adjustment is needed before you do any rehab otherwise your structure won’t change. How can it when it’s been fixated in one position for years potentially? There is so much adhesion and scar tissue around some of these structural shifts that an superficial exercise won’t have that much effect on.

You need a structural corrective chiropractic adjustment to start the engine. These adjustments literally fire up your joint and muscle receptors. There’s new information being fed from your body to your brain via you nervous system. Then your brain can alter its control of your body / make it more appropriate and better.⁣

So now…what do I mean by structure and what’s a normal structure?

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Well you see, your spine has 2 primary curves. The ‘Cervical Lordosis’ and the ‘Lumbar Lordosis’ which basically means the ‘neck curve’ and the ‘lower back curve’ (most commonly known as the lower back arch).
A normal structure has these two curves in their correct position and form like the left side of the picture shown.
The right side of the picture as you can see has a different structure. The neck curve looks straightened and it’s forward, the lower back curve also looks straightened and guess what happens to the mid back? It accentuates and you get that ‘bad posture’  or ‘granny hump’ look. Why does this matter and how can it impact your musculoskeletal health and your overall health?

Here is how it all works

When a bone in misaligned, it doesn’t have its proper motion and movement that it normally should have. Why is this important and what can a structural chiropractor do to improve your health? ⁣Well without a properly functioning joint, the muscles that surround that joint become useless. Additionally, they also lose nerve connection to your brain. How? Let’s look at a couple of analogies to understand this. ⁣
1. What happens to the muscles when you break a bone and have to put a cast around it to wait for the bone to repair? The muscles waste away right? They get smaller and weaker. Why? Because without joint activity and movement, muscles don’t need to do anything.⁣
So this is how muscles around a misaligned joint that doesn’t move properly lose their strength. They become weak and are therefore less supportive for your structure, creating abnormalities in your structure⁣
and posture and without the muscle support you will damage joints, bursas, capsules, discs, nerves and all that’s within them. ⁣
2. Muscles and joint have mechanoreceptors that send information up to your brain (via your nerves) so that your brain can alter its control of the body / make it more appropriate and better.⁣
Without joint motion and muscle activity, these receptors also don’t work . Therefore, the brain doesn’t have accurate information from the body. Hence why it doesn’t control the body the best possible way. It’s use it or lose it for the brain, once it’s had a while of lack of proper connection to a part of your body, it will become more and more confused. This will create more compensations in your body which causes tightness and stiffness in your muscles resulting in pain. Your pain may also be coming from repetitive trauma on your joints and all the structures within the joint because of lack of muscular support. ⁣

So at Revolution Chiropractic we take it up a notch

We probably… in fact I’m willing to bet that we have the most thorough process of consultation and examination of any chiropractor in New Zealand at least. Most chiropractors have pre-printed reports they run through with you to tell you what’s going on in your spine. They have pre-printed recommendations on your water intake, caffeine intake, exercises and so on. They do their consult, examination and adjustments in no more than 20 minutes and they’ll have your report done in 5-10 minutes. Thereafter your appointments will be anywhere between 3-5 minutes.
Okay… believe me, I KNOW how amazing chiropractic adjustments can be. Putting in the bare minimum effort gets your a long way and you look like you’re a god sent. What I’m saying here is not to downplay chiropractic at all… I mean I am in LOVE with chiropractic and what it does for us. However at Revolution Chiropractic we like to push chiropractic to highs that most chiropractors don’t bother doing so… it costs them time and money to do so… and quite frankly it’s not as profitable.

So what do we do that’s so different?

Firstly, we like to see the individual for a free consultation and then decide if we can help and inform them how exactly we can help, including costs. This free consultation is 30 minutes long with one of our strutural chiropractors.
Only if you are a good candidate for structural corrective care and you want to fix your issues at their core, we go through to a complete structural examination which includes structural spinal analysis using specialised equipment and x-rays.
After analysing your postural photographs taken in our office and your X-rays in detail plus all the other information acquired during the examination we conduct a thorough report of diagnosis, rehabilitation and recommendations on various parts of your lifestyle. These can be things such as sitting, standing, sleeping, nutrition, supplements, etc.
This process takes up anywhere between 30-90 minutes and your report is detailed to its’ core. It can be anywhere from 10-15 pages long.
We also adjust your spine specific to what’s going on in your structure to correct it as well as restoring your spinal curves to normal again using specialised rehabilitation equipment.⁣

We see all sorts of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions at Revolution

We see many people with neck or back pain and bulging or herniated discs. Usually they have gone through procedures like microdiscectomies previously who are back to square one a year or two down the road. (Micro-discectomy is surgery to remove herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord). Upon a very detailed examination we find the cause of WHY your discs are herniating to start with. After that we treat the actual CAUSE so that this cycle of herniation, microdiscectomy, herniation, bandage treatment stops.⁣
We also see individuals with pain and problems in other areas of their body. For instance, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle or foot pain, shin splints, pregnancy related issues. Additionally, there are always those people with things such as:
  • Post concussion syndrome
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • TMJ dysfunctions (jaw pain)
  • Sinusitis and recurrent sinus infections
  • Brain fog which we also help
Of course it is pertinent you see your structural chiropractor for any head or neck related injuries such as concussions and whiplash.
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The Best Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder and Can a Chiropractor Help?

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which the shoulder becomes very painful and stiff. This typically happens gradually, starting with painful movement of the shoulder and arm in all directions. The shoulder will slowly lose movement until it has minimal or no movement. A chiropractor, more specifically a structural chiropractor can be of great help if you want to get to the root cause of a frozen shoulder problem. Keep reading to find out how. 

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

The most likely reason you may be experiencing frozen shoulder symptoms is due to structural shifts in your spine and the rest of your body. Structural shifts add extra stress and pressure onto the muscles, ligaments, bone, joints and nerves. Over time extra stress can wear away and damage these important structures. Structural shifts also make it harder for your nerves to communicate with your muscles and joints. This can lead to the weakening of the the supporting muscles around a joint. Your brain then compensates by creating tight and stiff muscles on the outside to support the joints (to stop the progressive damage that can occur).

Frozen shoulder also tends to be more common in women and in people over 40. Frozen shoulder doesn’t tend to reoccur in the same shoulder, but can sometimes happen in the opposite shoulder of the same person.

What’s the best treatment for frozen shoulder? Can a Chiropractor help?

While it possible for frozen shoulder to heal either on its own or with the assistance of range of motion exercises, this can take months if not years to heal. Even if the symptoms go away, the root cause is likely still there so it may lead to other issues. Leaving a frozen shoulder to heal on its own can also frequently end up needing more invasive medical intervention.

Medical treatment for frozen shoulder can include anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen to help with the pain and inflammation, steroid injections, or even surgery.

How can chiropractic help with frozen shoulder?

Chiropractic is a safe, natural, and effective way of assisting the body to heal, in a more timely manner. There are a few ways that chiropractors can assist in helping a frozen shoulder to heal. Most people will know that chiropractors deal with the spine. While you may think that adjusting the spine won’t be able to help the shoulder, this is not necessarily true.

Our neck, shoulders, and upper back are all closely related, sharing many muscles and all relying on each other to work properly. When we adjust the neck and upper back, we bring back stability and strength to the spine. Thereby placing less stress on the shoulders and allowing the frozen shoulder to heal quicker and easier.

Structural chiropractors are also trained in adjusting all of the extremities (joints in the arms and legs) too. Chiropractors can adjust the shoulder joint in order to start bringing some more motion to the joint. Chiropractors have a good understanding of the shoulder and the surrounding areas too. Along with your chiropractic care, they can provide stretches and exercises to get the shoulder healing as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic isn’t a quick fix for this, it will still take multiple sessions of care along with exercises to get the shoulder moving and healing. But chiropractic care can significantly reduce the amount of time needed to recover. It can also remove the need for more invasive medical interventions such as steroid injections or surgery.

Should you see a Chiropractor for your Frozen Shoulder?

See your structural chiropractor for a full understanding of why you’re experiencing frozen shoulder symptoms and how you can fix the root cause of the problem. You won’t regret it. Find a structural chiropractor who offers complimentary consultations so you can explain your symptoms and condition and they will then be able tell you HOW and IF they can help. This is exactly why we offer this service in our clinic in Northcote, Auckland. We want to make sure we hear everything first before we can tell you if this is something we can help with and how. It’s just a consultation, not a commitment to care. 

What does research say about the effectiveness of Chiropractic for Frozen Shoulder?

A study was done in 2012 looking at patients with frozen shoulder under chiropractic care. These patients were under care for an average of 28 days (with a range of 11 to 51 days). Of these patients, 32% had 100% resolution of their frozen shoulder, with only 2% experiencing 50% or less improvement in their symptoms. 50% had 75% – 90% improvement, and 16% had 50% to 75% improvement within this timeframe.

This is opposed to the months or even years that this condition usually takes to resolve.  This study further reiterates that while chiropractic is not a magic pill for this condition, it can drastically increase the speed of recovery and minimise the need for more invasive medical interventions, that may results in other issues.

For treatment and a check up you can visit our Revolution Chiropractic and wellness clinic in Auckland, North Shore. 

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