Five weeks into care, she has been seen 3 times per week and wearing the collar after each spinal adjustment. Her Cervigard collar was adjusted once to increase lordosis support with the fulcrum being advanced approximately a half inch. Her TMJ pain of 5 years is gone and her headaches are at pain level 2 and no longer a daily occurrence. Emily’s neck disability index is at 4 and she denies any nausea.
Doctors should note that it takes several weeks to remodel and realign paraspinal connective tissues. Gradual increase pressure on both head correction and cervical lordosis allows for a comfortable treatment process over the program of care.