The following was an interview between Dr. Jeff Snyder and a patient who gave her permission to post this information:
DR S: Hey there, Dr. Jeff Snyder at Snyder Family Chiropractic. I’m going to interview somebody here today about a product that they’ve been using and also just about their experience and care that they’ve been receiving so far.
So first of all, this is a brief history without divulging too much information. Natalie had, like a lot of people, some neck issues, neck and upper back type of an issue, comes in for care. And we did an evaluation and determined that we had to do some follow up with some x-rays and found on the x-rays that there’s some things that were going on there, too, which, again, is not too uncommon. We find that a lot of people have similar problems because a lot of people work in similar ways, like working at, you know, a desk at a computer. And so gave her some ideas as to what she can do to help in managing. Number one is getting adjusted in the office. That’s something that is first and foremost, because we cannot expect that the spine is going to fix itself. We have to help it along. And the second thing that we’re having to do is utilizing a device at home. That helps with tractioning the neck so we can help restore the curve in the neck. This device here is called a Denerol, and you can see how it’s shaped right there. So she lays with her on this side here, shoulder side, and lays, puts her head over here onto this side here. So it helps to drape the neck over. She’s laying face up. And I just wanted to, because before I asked her how she was doing with it and she described how she was doing stuff, I figured I’d give her a moment to kind of describe a little more about it.
N: Yeah. So at first, it’s kind of awkward trying to get yourself adjusted to it. He teaches you how to lay and place your body onto it because it’s hard. It’s kind of takes a learning curve, I would say, at the beginning. But afterwards, once you get the hang of it, it’s really relaxing. I do it for three minutes and then it goes up periodically. So I think I’m at like almost 10 minutes of doing it. So it feels really good. It’s relaxing. I do it before going to bed. Yeah, it’s a great way to unwind.
DR S: Great. So, yeah, it helps not only, you know, in the fact that at the end of the day, you lay back and you unwind with it, but also it really helps to change the structure of the spine. Over time, you’re stretching all the tissues on the front side of the neck and the front side of the neck includes ligaments that hold the spine itself in place. So when you do it properly, along with doing traction in the office and doing the adjustments, it really helps to restore the curve or slow down the progression of the degeneration of the spine, at least at the minimum, in some people and usually seeing great changes. So that was what I wanted to share. So thanks, Natalie, for sharing once again.