These photos courtesy of Doctor Frick.
You can see here the changes in cervical curve immediately after being treated with Advanced BioStructural Correction™. Those who think or thought curve correction necessitated much time and traction to change ligaments and other soft tissue structures are incorrect.
It is one thing for one doctor to be able to create changes like this. It is another thing for a doctor who has just taken the home seminar and never personally been trained otherwise to create these changes immediately.
This is another case from Dr. Kukurin’s web site:
Usually when the curve is reversed in the cervical spine (or any part of the spine) it most often indicates mechanical pathologies (abnormalities) elsewhere in the spine but can indicate pathologies at that point in the spine too.
Several chiropractors have focused on forcing changes to improve the curve in the neck (cervical spine) though it often creates difficulties for patients because it is often a compensation for problems elsewhere in the spinal column.
This patient’s neck was not adjusted.
Here is Dr. Kukurin’s comment:
This is a very interesting case. This women was X-rayed in 1986 at the hospital. Note the kyphotic* angulation of C5-7. She started treatment in my office in 1999. After treating her with Pettibon (method) for about two months. I then re-x-rayed her. Note the exact same kyphotic (curve) angulation. Also note that the angle of T1 to the horizon changed only 1 degree in 13 years. Now note the restoration of the (to a) normal lordotic (cervical) curve following 3 ABC™ adjustments and the change in the T1 angle from 15 degrees to 25 degrees.
(Again, in using the ABC™ protocol to treat her, this patient’s neck was not adjusted. The changes came from correcting things elsewhere in her spine.)
Here is another patient from Dr. Kukurin’s office and his comment:
This women will be running in the Pittsburgh Marathon in May. Her resting posture is seen on the left before an ABC™ adjustment. The photo on the right shows her resting posture following a (one) 1st rib adjustment. Time between photo one and photo two, about 30 seconds. These images are actually “stills” obtained from a video.
Note that Dr. Kukurin says BOTH pictures were her in a RESTING posture. The traditional instructions before the pictures are, “Breathe in, breathe out and let your body relax and slump.” Yes, she is letting her body relax completely in the after adjustment picture.
Remember how your mom always told you to sit up straight because it was healthier? Well, she was on the right track but not correct. the reason people tell you to stand up straighter is that there is a long history of observation that people who are able to stand up straight are healthier than others. However, that does not mean you can force yourself up straight and be healthier. (It is like the observation that people who eat yogurt live longer. The observers neglect to notice those people were eating yogurt because they had no refrigeration and that making yogurt was the only way to preserve milk. No refrigeration because there was no electricity which meant more work [exercise] and many other factors that tend to keep you healthier too.)
Forcing yourself upright is not what is healthy. Having your body working well enough so that it stays upright without any effort is the thing that is healthy. As with the people pictured on this and other docs web sites, getting your body fixed up with Advanced BioStructural Correction™ you will stay upright without any effort and be healthier.
These people are also all standing RELAXED before and after their first treatment with Advanced BioStructural Correction™. The instructions before every picture are, “Breathe in, breathe out and let your body relax and slump.”
You can see this first guy (left above) cannot even keep his head up when relaxed. His whole body falls forward. After the adjustment his head and most of his body stay up but he is still a bit forward. Within less than a week he should stay up with no difficulty.
The guy on the left here has to lean backward to be upright before the adjustment. After his body relaxes and stays upright without having to lean backward.
None of these patients are completely done in one visit but if this much change occurs in one visit you can imagine how much faster their body improves and how fast they are out of pain compared to other structural treatment methods.