Universally moms are consistently telling their children to sit up straight, stand straight and have good posture. As a society we are engrained in the philosophy that good posture is equivalent to a healthy spine.
While we understand that no one will have perfect structural alignment, we also recognize that there is a normal range. Similar methods are used to recognize high blood pressure or high cholesterol by utilizing scientifically established normal ranges. These established ranges are almost everywhere we look. Think about your car for instance, if something were abnormal most cars will notify the driver with a light on the dashboard. This is because your car’s computer has been programmed with the normal ranges and when something moves outside of that range then the computer triggers an alert in the form of a light on your dash.
Your body uses a very similar method to alert you when something is abnormal. We don’t have a dashboard of lights to tell us there is a problem but our body can tell us that something is wrong before it becomes dangerous. When a structural shift occurs in the spine, it commonly appears as a multitude of symptoms. These symptoms are what we call secondary conditions. Depending on what level of the spine, determines the secondary condition that may be present. These secondary conditions can be headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling, sinus problems, allergies, asthma, stomach issues, or
low back pain. If you look at the spinal nerve chart attached to our website you can identify your symptom and trace it back to a particular location. There are specific objective indicators help us as a chiropractor to determine if a structural shift is present in your spine and is causing your symptoms. The tools we utilize at Huntington Beach Chiropractic are Postural Analysis, Range of Motion Testing, and Structural Radiographs. After a thorough analysis the doctor will set up a specific care plan to meet your individual needs. If you have any questions consultations are always complimentary.
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