US Patent No: 6,788,968

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System for spinal and posture examination and treatment

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A method is provided for spinal examination and treatment that includes obtaining a first image of one or more areas of a patient's skeletal system; determining areas of abnormal condition of the patient's skeletal system; weighting the patient's skeletal system to correct the areas of abnormal condition; and obtaining further images of the patient's skeletal system, redetermining the presence of areas of abnormal condition of the patient's skeletal system, and adjusting the weighting of the patient's skeletal system until a final weighting is reached where the patient's areas of abnormal condition of the skeletal system are no longer abnormal. Ideally, weighting the patient's skeletal system includes attaching at least one weight externally to the patient's body with at least one removable external weight holder. The patient's body should remain weighted with a final weight for at least two to three times daily for a predetermined period of time to achieve the natural spinal alignment and a reduction or elimination of pain due to subluxations in the patient's skeletal system.

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Patent Owner(s)

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PETTIBON SYSTEM, INC.GIG HARBOR, WA4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pettibon, Burl Gig Harbor, WA 8 26

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7,526,071 System and method for patient balance and position analysis 1 2007
 
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7,901,327 Device and method for cervical curvature restoration 0 2008
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