United States Patent Office
issued patent number 8,133,260
Dr. Ben Kellner Spinologist
(chiropractor) and Massage
This patent is for a new type of
treatment table and the method
for its use.
The treatment table and the
method are specifically designed
to treat low back health
problems. Low back is defined
(in practical terms) as the area
from the 10th rib to the legs
The principle of action is that
of flexion-distraction, or the
stretching and elongation of the
(compressed) vertebral column.
The primary purpose is to reduce
pressure and irritation
(inflammation) of nerves and the
spinal cord by assisting the
lumbar intervertebral ligaments,
also known as the lumbar discs,
to regain their normal height
and shape. This does not involve
the "cracking" of spinal joints.
The result is a reconstructive
effect on discs, vertebrae,
muscles, ligaments and tendons
and a straightening of the
vertebral column within its
The method involves the
extension, anterior flexion,
lateral flexion and axial
rotation all in one movement,
while still maintaining a
straight spinal column. The
invention makes allowance for
the different thickness
(anterior to posterior distance
or stomach to back distance) for
different patient sizes.
The action is very gentle and
relies on slow pleasant
repetitive movement. The results
are good long-term benefits.
The new invention is bases on
observation over a period of 35
years of treating low back
disorders. Chiropractors believe
problems involving discs and
vertebrae are the result of
misalignment (subluxation). Dr.
Kellner believes the break-down
of the integrity of the disc
allows the misalignment to
occur. Dr. Kellner's method is
to treat the intervertebral
ligament, considering a
misalignment (subluxation) to be
the secondary event.
Dr. Kellner currently practices
and has practiced in Keene, New
Hampshire for the last 25 years
and his total years in
uninterrupted practice is 35.