There is an on going controversy between the medical establishment and the medical community that subscribe to the idea of taking a conservative approach before they advocate what could be considered the proverbial frying pan, like risky surgery. This is where we have been motivated to consider Posturized exercises in a conservative approach before considering the more aggressive modalities.
There is a term that is used in many medical challenges that are referred to as "idiopathic" that you will research is where the diagnoses for a problem comes up dry, or at the least in question that puts the onus of responsibility regarding treatment in the hands of the patient as they walk out of the Doctors office. Buying time with symptomatic treatments taking the place of delving into what the cause of the problems may be is a normal course, let alone discovering in the case of spinal issues that improper balance and posture could be the underlying issue causing the problem. As I recently told my better half, wouldn't it be criminal if a patient went through serious aggressive treatments that could result in permanent disability when a relatively short period of a Posturized exercise program proved to alleviate a condition, let alone solve it. Again don't be confused when you could be exercising and not making any headway when the fact of the matter is that improper exercising can exacerbate a problem and put a negative connotation on exercise itself or at the least discourage the patient from researching their problem that could be alleviated or perhaps solved with proper exercising.
In many instances conservative treatments for a period of time could be the smartest way to go, especially if there is not an urgent issue involved.
The spine in particular is a perfect example where problems can be put on hold while conservative treatments are prescribed and implemented.
Posturized exercises relate to correcting imbalances in the muscle, skeletal and nerve complexes that can be affected simply by positioning in a natural, usually straight erect manner that when exercise is implemented the muscle, skeletal and nerve complex is enhanced. The body was engineered to operate at a max and comfortable manner without complicating consequences if poor exercises and lifestyle does not interfere with the process.
In the image to the left the gal is displaying the "right way to walk" We have recently added walking sticks to our regimen. Walking sticks used by millions in Europe by the way create a balance for most when trying to solve a related problem. If a person followed the principles in the image to the left they would automatically create a maximum posturizing exercise session as the correct way to walk simply places all the body parts in proper position to take advantage of the exercise session. On the other hand someone that is favoring one side of the body or another could very well exert excess tension on parts of the body that could be counter productive to balanced healing. This is where walking sticks covering both sides of the body comes into play versus one stick or a cane that can really exacerbate a problem. Even if you are hurting on one side you have to effect a balance on both sides of the problem area. We believe that slowly bringing back an imbalanced area with posturized exercise sessions will not be depreciated by dividing the effort between areas that are hurting and opposing areas that are not.
Posturized exercises can easily be applied to most exercises and devices. I discovered my personal error that even my tread mill sessions where I was not observing a straight up stance. I was stooping a bit and this was not conducive to proper healing. Found the same problem with the 300 stand ups I was doing and the list goes on. Just bending over a little bit will affect the quality of the therapy, let alone crouching over a bikes handlebars or walking around all day staring down on some imbecilic communications device.
There are many reasons, age being one of them, sports activities that favor certain parts of the physique and neglect other parts especially when they oppose one another that promote muscle imbalance. Calves on the outsides of the legs and insides of the calves are one example. One of the first meetings I personally had when I addressed my issues was when the Doctor discovered that my calf muscles were very tight on the outsides and very weak on the insides. This condition produced a perfect storm that encouraged shin splints where the imbalance produced and facilitated the tearing of the sheaths between the muscle and bone. The theory was that my 35 years of paddle ball play with its lateral movement produced this muscle imbalance that resulted in the shin splints and a host of other issues.
Of course diet plays a huge part in certain cases where large amounts of meat are consumed as well as refined sugar and grains that provoke an acid condition that triggers off the body to cannibalize calcium from the soft targets within the body. The vertebra areas being an intricate part of the skeletal can suffer as well along with the knee and hip joints. Again the spine along with the spinal canal can be negatively affected resulting in some cases into spinal stenosis that shortly results in nerve issues. A diet that is predominantly alkaline versus acid will prevent the deadly cannibalization factor that an acid diet provokes. Eat your fruits and veggies guys.
Some times you embark on a mission such as my wife and I have where we decided to really give conservative treatments a college try. We knew that after years and years of abuse in regard to posture let alone practicing Posturized exercises, that it would take some time perhaps years to regain the condition we were pursuing. We noticed that shortly after starting our posturizing exercise efforts that just normal walking efforts like walking in the house or even pushing a shopping cart in the supermarket we were inadvertently standing erect with proper posture. We were actually training our bodies to stand up straight with the exercises. I believe that this habit will accelerate some of the structural problems that have contributed to our spinal stenosis concerns etc.
I have run this across some medical contacts recently regarding the connection
between muscle, skeletal and nerve imbalances with spinal implications. I can't
say that my theories regarding Alzheimer's and spinal issues met with a
resounding reception. You talk about the deer in the headlights.
When you study the process of spinal stenosis and
signals to and from the brain you have to be brain dead (no pun intended) to at
least consider the possibility that spinal health can have a significant bearing
on the health of the brain and the first thing I would suggest to anyone that
has the misfortune in dealing with a family member that has the signs of onset Alzheimer's
is to insist that they straighten out their posture and concentrate on spinal
alignment whether you believe our Alzheimer's connection or not.