Mirror image traction is a proven method used to achieve adaptation of posture. It consists of placing the body in the mirror image, or opposite posture seen on x-ray evaluation, and applying stretching forces in the right place to achieve correction.
This allows the spine and it’s supportive tissues ( ligaments, muscles, tendons) to adapt over time, allowing the spine to achieve a corrected alignment and maintain it over time. Many published studies by Chiropractic Biophysics have shown the efficacy of this novel treatment approach.
It has been shown to be highly effective in treating chronic pain and new injuries that cause postural changes, like car accidents. This goes beyond the typical chiropractic adjustment, and actually accomplishes measurable change noted on follow up x-rays.” Combined with adjustments and exercise, effective treatment of many spinal conditions is attained.