In SOT ® we feel the pelvis is our foundational base. It supports the building known as the spine. These structures protect our delicate nervous system. When the foundation is weak or misaligned, normal function is altered and muscular pain or weakness sets in. This begins to alters the normal function or the organs (viscera) by distortion of the facia, tissue, nerve, blood and lymph supply nourishing & protecting them. Pain or compromised function can result.
If left untreated for an extended period of time, other areas of the body will be affected including knees, shoulders and the cranium and/or head. TMJ issues can often result from an unbalanced pelvis. As many of my patients say… it’s all connected!
- This is the number one complaint in a Chiropractic setting and more people will miss work due to low back pain.
- The SOT approach utilizes specific orthopedic, mechanical wedges designed by Dr. DeJarnette, along with research from additional engineers, to help correct low back or pelvis issues.
Back or Thoracic pain or discomfort:
- This has been an extremely common complaint for school aged children and adults. Kids are required to carry heavy backpacks for school typically weighing between 12-20lbs.
- Adults are suffering from this issue due to improper work stations while seated at home or at the office. Adults also experience weakening boney structures due to osteopenia or osteoporosis.
- The SOT ® approach is very specific and the adjustment is gentle with pain usually eliminated immediately following the adjustment. It is called Trapezius Analysis and Treatment. The trapezius muscle is located at the lower edge of the neck and goes out to the shoulder. It is composed of several muscle fibers. When one or more of the thoracic vertebra is malpositioned, swelling forms at a specific area on the trap muscle. It relates to a specific level in the spine.
- Pain is the indicator of the specific segment that needs care. We also use a small orthopedic, mechanical block to adjust a vertebra that may be pulled forward or anterior. Once again, this is extremely effective and gentle. We modify this particular adjustment for the osteoporotic patient so they can get some relief from pain without the risk of injury.