Secondary conditions are surface symptoms or feelings that your body produces to help signal that a structural shift has already taken place. Because these secondary conditions are the result of structural shifts that may have been at work for many months or years, they set the stage for the need for chronic pain relief that always feels a little out of reach. It’s literally the nagging headache that suddenly becomes a throbbing emergency. Years of pain medication, simply because you had a structural shift.
An extreme example of this is when a patient comes in with one or both hands going numb. Most folks never stop to realize that your sense of touch is controlled by small nerve endings that connect from the hand, up through the arm, across the shoulders and connect to your main nerve conduit in their neck. If this nerve strand is pinched or restricted at any point, then your hand can go numb. The deeper issue could be that this same nerve conduit could control the brain’s signals to your thyroid.
Just like the different lights in your car's dashboard, secondary conditions are usually your body’s alert system, and your “symptoms,” may really be an indicator of a more serious underlying condition. A few of the secondary conditions that a person can have due to a structural shift include: