This flip class emphasized on everything we have explored in the second year Chiropractic Principles course this year. The bulk of the information covered stems from the dysfunctional movement model, which is depicted above. This model addresses all the potential causes of dysfunction, and their resultant consequences. Understanding this model, as well as the evidence which makes its foundation is essential in completely understanding the role chiropractic can play in the maintenance of health, and where exactly chiropractors can aim their treatment for the best success.
Below, I have attached a copy of the flip class document that answers many of the questions regarding chiropractic and the dysfunctional model, where we fit into the equation.
Also, part of the assignment is answering the following question as if we were answering a patient.
"Why has my back pain not improved on its own?"
Back pain does not always result from one sudden event, a lot of the time, back pain results from things we do during a normal day, and over time this stress adds up, and our bodies react with pain. Back pain then, becomes a cycle of repetitive stress that the body can no longer handle. This leads to a series of events which include stress, pain and swelling, changes in the way we move and use our muscles, even changes in body awareness. This cycle can continue until something changes, or someone intervenes. Therefore, often times, back pain needs a little bit of help to break the cycle to bring relief. This is where chiropractic can help. We can help you manage the stress on your body, reduce pain and swelling to break the cycle. Together, you and I can work on preventing recurring episodes of back pain by making little changes to your day, providing relief with adjustments and doing exercises to help you move better.