is a special message from Dr. Wayne Bennett about the Secure Spine
want to take a moment to explain why we developed the Secure
Spine program and what it has to offer to our patients who
are at risk of spine pain and the consequences of chronic spinal
issues, because there are more risks in play than just the pain….
The Secure Spine program
evolved from dialogue that I have had with colleagues from all over the
country. We realized that there is a large population of patients who
we are seeing late in the process of chronic back pain, degenerative
arthritis, and postural deterioration. Sadly, by the time these
patients get to us they are often so far down the chronic pain path
that they are simply seeking temporary pain relief
rather than long term solutions. Frequently they
have given up on the notion that the underlying causes of their pain
such as postural deterioration, balance issues and risk of falling,
functional restrictions that diminish the quality of life – they have
given up on the notion that these can be addressed in a meaningful way
that can slow, stop, or even reverse the downward trend that is
impacting their lives.
As doctors we are often
frustrated because we know that if we had gotten to these patients
earlier and addressed these underlying conditions sooner,
immense amounts of pain and suffering would have been prevented and
dramatic losses in function and quality of life would have been avoided.
That’s why we took a hard look at the science and came up with the Secure
Spine program, which is designed to do just what the name
implies: make people’s spines more secure by
addressing the longer term causes of pain and function loss and
stabilizing the areas of weakness and vulnerability.
Here is how the Secure
Spine program works:
As we age the effects of
gravity take a toll. The weak areas in our spine degenerate. Our
posture deteriorates. Our reaction time slows. The energy that we
expend just maintaining upright posture drains away, leaving less vigor
for the enjoyment of life. Pain restricts our activities, lifestyle,
and overall quality of life.
And regretfully, many
people accept this as being “inevitable”, throw up their hands, and
sentence themselves to a future of gradual deterioration of function
and increased pain.
The good news is this: modern medical science has proven that it is
possible to secure our spines and thwart many of the “ravages of age”
through the artful combination of customized physical medicine and
gentle chiropractic adjustments.
In doing so we can:
Manage chronic neck
and back pain more effectively,
Slow the progression
of degenerative arthritis,
Improve posture and
Decrease risk of
function and life enjoyment.
With our Secure Spine
You will undergo a
thorough examination that will identify your spinal weaknesses and
about your posture, degenerative changes and other risk factors will be
gleaned from available imaging studies (x-ray, MRI, CT, etc.).
A customized Secure Spine
protocol will be written to meet your specific needs.
You will be the Most
Valuable Player on a healthcare team that will combine physical
medicine techniques with gentle chiropractic care to obtain measurable
progress towards achieving your active lifestyle goals.
If you feel like you might be a candidate for the Secure Spine program,
just contact one of our staff members at either of our clinics. They
will schedule you for an appointment for an evaluation and then we will
know for sure what benefits you might expect to achieve with this
approach to care.