A Healthy Back – A Guide To Optimal Wellness…The Chiropractic Way

By: Dr. Robert Twaddell

1. What Health Really Means

• Your MD and Health
• Chiropractic is True Health
• Mechanist vs. Vitalist
• What Healthy Feels Like
• Wellness Care to Health

2. Chiropractic Is Important During All Stages of Life

• See Bob Run. See Bob Jump. See Bob Seek Chiropractic Care
• Oh My Aching Job
• Boomers Lead the Way
• Oh Baby, Baby
• Never too Young
• Chiropractic Care Is Important for Seniors
• Benefits of Senior Chiropractic Care
• All Is Well That Ends Well

3. The Three Phases of Chiropractic Care

• Initial Intensive or Relief Care
• Rehabilitative Care
• Wellness Care
• First Appointment

4. Shine a Light on Your Pain: Low-Level Laser Therapy

• Light for the Future
• What Is Laser Treatment?
• Photosynthesis and Humans
• Laser Safety
• The Advantages of LLLT
• Benefits of Laser Therapy
• What Conditions Can it Treat?
• What is the Procedure for Laser Treatment?
• How Many Treatments Do I Need?
• Lasers and Inflammation
• Laser Is Better Than NSAID’s
• LLLT and Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation
• Fibromyalgia
• Treatment to Help Parkinson’s, Strokes, and Brain
• Injuries
• In Conclusion

5. Herniated Disk? Spinal Decompression

• What Causes Back Pain?
• Anatomy of the Low Back
• Function of the Disk
• The Cause of Disk Pain
• What Is Spinal Decompression?
• Is Spinal Compression Safe?

6. Back Stability: Rehabilitation Exercises and Stretches

• What Is Rehabilitation Exercise?
• Why Do Rehabilitation Exercises
• Benefits of Rehabilitation Exercises
• Seniors and Exercise
• Three Types of Rehabilitative Exercise
• Low-Tech Exercises
• Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment

7. Sticking to the Point: Acupuncture

• What Is Acupuncture?
• How Does It Work?
• The Theories of “Explaining” Acupuncture
• The Treatment
• Is It Safe?
• Will the Treatment Hurt?
• What Happens When the Needles Are in Place?
• After Treatment
• Moxibustion
• Cupping

8. Additional Therapies Used to Manage Pain

• Interferential Current (IFC)
• Electrical Muscle Stimulation
• Braces and Supports
• Foot Orthotics
• Therapeutic Ultrasound

9. Auto Accident Injuries

• What is Whiplash?
• Injuries Resulting From Whiplash Trauma
• Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
• The Stages of Whiplash Treatment
• Treatment Approaches for Whiplash Injuries

10. On the Job Injuries

11. Headaches

• What Is a Headache?
• Types of Primary Headaches
• Tension Headaches
• Migraine Headaches
• Cluster Headaches
• Cervicogenic Headaches
• Forward Head Syndrome

12. Carpal Tunnel, Sciatica, and Other Peripheral

• Common Symptoms
• Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
• Therapies Used for Treatment


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