A Proven Non-Invasive Rehabilitation Program for people with FM. Dr. Cory Kingston “The Nervous System Controls and Coordinates all the Systems of the Body and Relates the Individual to Their Environment” Gray’s Anatomy, 24th Edition, pp.4 • The Question that we should all be asking is… • Where is the ONLY place in the body that could physically AND physiologically affect the function of every other system of the body? The Impact of Positive Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal Deformity Glassman, Steven D. MD*; Bridwell, Keith MD‡; Dimar, John R. MD*; Horton, William MD§; Berven, Sigurd MD†; Schwab, Frank MD∥ • Spine 2005;30:2024-2029 • 6 Medical Orthopedists • 752 patients (645 females, 107 males) © 2003 – Total Health Associates, Inc. Positive Balance Cont: • Conclusion: • Overall physical health status as rated by the SF-12, SRS-29, and ODI measures decreased in a linear fashion relative to loss of cervical lordosis.(curvature) • Cervical and shoulder pain increased in a linear fashion relative to loss of cervical lordosis. • …….. . Dr. Rene Cailliet, Director of Dept of Physical Medicine, USC, 1987; • Dr. Rene Cailliet, Director of Dept of Physical Medicine, USC, 1987; • 1-Forward Head Posture(FHP) is result of losing the normal curve of the neck, This distorted posture will cause a mechanical block of optimal function. • 2-FHP leads to abnormal motion of the cervical vertabrae, which is necessary for endorphin production. (reduction of pain stimuli) With inadequate endorphin production, many otherwise non-painful sensations are experienced as pain. Dr. Cailliet cont… • FHP can deplete lung capacity by as much as 30%. Shortness of breath and depleted oxygen levels leads to heart and blood vascular disease. • FHP causes the entire GI tract to be affected, particularly the large intestine. Loss of good bowel function and evacuation are a common sequel associated with this postural weakness which leads to toxic effects and disease in the body. • FHP pulls the entire spine and body out of alignment making it rigid and reduce all body motions. Dr. Alf Brieg Spinal cord and nerves with lordotic curve (picture A). Spinal cord and nerves are slackened. Spinal cord and nerves with loss of lordotic curve (picture B). Functional stenosis of the cord due to adverse mechanical tension. Spinal nerves are taut.