Neurostructural Chiropractic looks at the body in a unique way. When a patient presents themselves to Aligned Chiropractic in Burlington, Ontario we are assessing them for a Primary Structural Shift of the Spine.
We are continually looking at where your body has deviated from "Normal Alignment" because when the spine shifts there are a multitude of conditions which can stem from the change. These are known, simply, as secondary conditions.
Primary Structural Shift
A Primary Structural Shift can occur anywhere in the spine and may lead to a secondary conditions related to that area. They may be noticeable changes to the patient, such as severely un-level shoulders (with or without history of injury to the shoulder). Alternatively it could be a shift that is less noticeable to the patient, such as hip level, or the most common condition Anterior Head Syndrome (AHS).
AHS is the most common structural shift we see at Aligned Chiropractic in Burlington, ON. Many individuals will not only be unaware of the progression of their condition; but some are also unaware of its existence at all.
We aim to help explain to you what has changed; and how it may be affecting your overall health. A combination of Specific Chiropractic adjustments (where warranted) as well as home exercises and secondary advice on diet, exercise, supplementation and more will help to work patients back to a normal structure. When normal structure is achieved secondary conditions often become a thing of the past.
What are typical Secondary Conditions?
Secondary conditions vary greatly from region to region of the spine, some may be related to a pain in the body where others may be simply a reduced ability in the region. Some will suffer from headaches, sciatica and other pain associated disorders; whereas others may notice a decrease in strength or performance in sport. More systemic issues, such as fatigue and poor sleep have also been reported. In the end, if there is a structural shift affecting the performance of the nervous system a secondary shift is a definite possibility.
A while ago we had this little 'explainer video' made to help in understanding our method, have a watch: