What is a Structural Shift?

Certainly, everyone has variations in their structure; however, there is a normal range. Just like we can understand what a fever is because we know what normal temperature should be, we can use the same thought process to look at the spine and determine if a structural shift has occured by comparing a person's spine to an esablished set of normal measurements. Established normals are present almost everywhere we look, from the gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of your car to a headache in the middle of the day.  Just like a smoke detector warns us of a fire, these warning indicators/secondary conditions (symptoms) are there to let us know when something is wrong so that we can take the proper actions to address the root of the problem.

Secondary conditions (symptoms) are a tool that the body utilizes as warning indicators of a potentially more serious condition. One such condition is a Strucutural Shift, that may be the cause of your secondary conditions. Detecting and correcting these Structural Shifts is the focus of our office. Correcting these allows the body to heal on its own so you can be free from your secondary conditions.

Structural Shifts can occur as a result of many experiences. A childhood fall, a sports injury, an automobile accident, repetitive stresses (such as sitting at a desk for hours per day), or a variety of other seemingly innocuous injuries; could all result in a Structural Shift.

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