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Neuroplastic Treatment: A Different Approach Neuroplastic Treatment: A Different Approach… To Pain Reduction and Enhanced Performance FASCINATING and BEAUTIFULA representation of nerve cells at work in the brain. The primary method used by Jason is a form of neuroplastic treatment which uses gentle touches to the spine in order to stimulate the nervous system’s capacity to learn a strategy of self-correction. This typically results in enhanced mental and physical performance as well as reduced symptoms. Jason’s initial focus is to reduce spinal stiffness and asymmetric restriction of movement rather than to correct specific misalignments of the vertebrae. Once the strategy develops, it encourages the spine to spontaneously realign itself. The understanding of neuroplasticity and its potential clinical value is explained by Norman Doidge, M.D. In his popular book The Brain That Changes Itself, he says: “I became interested in the idea of a changing brain because Continue Reading

Lower Back Pain: The Differences between Treating Providers

Lower Back Pain: The Differences between Treating Providers

Within each healthcare profession there are a range of objectives, attitudes and skills.  While each profession teaches the same basic training to all its members, the individual practitioner then usually begins to focus on different aspects of that particular field.  For example, some remain interested on the academic issues while others focus on treatment.  Within each realm of treatment there are usually many options.  For example, there are over 100 different methods of treatment just within the chiropractic profession. Dr. Judy and I have studied several techniques including Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), diversified adjusting method, activator method…

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Lower Back Pain: Choosing the Treatment and Health Care Provider That Are Right for You

My summary of the various methods available for the treatment of low back pain include medication, surgery, massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, feldenkrais, osteopathy and chiropractic as well as other self treatment programs such as Yoga and exercise programs.  I have spoken with people who have had success in every one of those treatment methods. My recommendations for the person trying to decide which approach to use would be to: First, if it is at all possible I would suggest utilising treatments that have a primary objective to identify and correct the cause of the problem rather than simply cover up…

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Lower Back Pain: It May Not Have To Be Yours Forever

Low back pain is a blight on humanity.  If we are unlucky enough to have a weak point in our back then for most people it will be the low back.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at any one time 15% of all Australians suffer from low back pain. This figure goes up to 24% of the population aged between 65 and 75.1 Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting nearly everyone at some point in their lives. “In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor…

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