Time for a little chiropractic fun. Balance is the name of the game for chiropractors, especially those of us with a structurally focused chiropractic office. If your foundation is crooked or unlevel, then you will be too. The body has an ideal structure which, the closer your spine approximates the more likely you are to NOT have headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, degeneration of the spine, and a host of other nerve related maladies. If the structure of your spine is shifted then it’s possible for it to negatively affect the muscles and nerves that are attached to and protected by the spine.
Think of a house. It is critical for the foundation to be solid. This has been known for thousands of years. See Matthew 7:24. To build your house on an unstable foundation is dangerous. As a structurally focused chiropractor, I would argue that having a spine that has shifted from that ideal, straight from the front and three specific curves when looking at it from the side, is also very dangerous.
Once you see these issues you have a choice. You can ignore the potentially dangerous foundation problem and just put some plaster on the walls to cover up the cracks, nail down the squeaky floorboards, sand down the doors and add WD-40 to the window hoping they open and close better. The other option is that you can fix the foundation so that the secondary conditions don’t get any worse. Now fixing the foundation might be costly and more expensive but it has the potential to save you a LOT of money and hassle in the future plus it’s ultimately much safer. If you do fix the foundation you then may even want to address any potential cause for the shift or crack e.g. maybe you need gutters to safely move water away from the house during heavy rains.
This is just a FEW of the most common types of secondary conditions that Corrective Chiropractic regularly sees as a result of a spinal shift. The possibilities are nearly endless when you consider that a shift from that ideal can affect the nerves which send a message to every cell, tissue and organ in your body to tell them how to function.
Just like with your house, you have a choice to make with how to treat your health problems. You can use drugs or surgery to get rid of the obvious secondary conditions or fix the underlying structural issue with your spine. This is the foundational difference between medicine and even traditional chiropractic when compared to structurally focused chiropractic that is one at Corrective Chiropractic.
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