Chiropractic Support

Chiropractic Pillows Offer Neck Support Most pillows allow the weight of your head to sink into a position that can cause the function of the spine to be restricted. Chiropractic pillows are designed to offer support and are structured in a way to keep the spine in its unrestricted and natural position.

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Do chiropractors recommend back braces?

In certain cases, it may be offered to relieve back pain, prevent injuries, promote healing, or help improve your posture. A chiropractor or physiotherapist may suggest a back brace for the following reasons: To support your spine following an injury or surgery. To support your posture during heavy lifting or sports.

​​​​​​​Neck Support

A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the cervical spine to restore range of motion without pain. It can also help increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.

Custom Orthotics Protect the Spine

Finally, you can also use these to protect your spine. Your spine is going to be a major area of focus when you visit a chiropractor for an adjustment. Your chiropractor will look at your spine, see what is in alignment, see what is out of alignment, and adjust protect your vertebrae and your spinal cord. Then, when you leave the office, you need to protect your spine. Custom orthotics can help you do that. By investing in custom orthotics, your spine will not absorb as much shock, and your spine should stay in alignment longer. This is critically important if you want to maximize the benefits of your chiropractic adjustment.

Heel Lifts

Structural leg length discrepancy (SLLD) or anatomical: Differences in leg length result from inequalities in bony structures and is usually genetic of resultant injury or surgical hip replacement.

Functional (FLLD) or apparent: Unilateral asymmetry of the lower extremity without any concomitant shortening of the osseous components of the lower limbs.

Other, more simple methods of assessing and determining the extent of leg length difference is via simple measurement using a tape measure and visual examination.

Functional leg length discrepancy is diagnosed when there is a torsion or pelvic rotation/obliquity, commonly a sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which causes one leg to function as though it is longer or shorter than the other.

With pelvic digital x-rays these length discrepancies can be measured with the exact heel lift that the patient needs to stabilize their spine.