What is Structural Shift?
What is Structural Shift?

Structural Shift

While we recognize no one is absolutely structurally perfect, there is however a range that is considered by experts to be normal. Just like we can understand what high blood pressure is because we know the normal range for blood pressure, or we know what a fever is because we know what is the normal temperature for the body. Most places that we look, there are established normals, including the gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of your car… showing you when there is a problem that needs to be corrected.

The body uses symptoms as warning indicators of a potentially more serious condition. A Structural Shift in your spine, is an example of such a condition that may be the cause of your symptoms. Your body was made to heal from within. Our office primarily focuses on detecting/locating and correcting these shifts so that the body can have the ability to heal on its own and you can be symptom-free.

We believe this to be the most efficient approach because we are working on the root cause and not just the secondary condition resulting from it.

Your spine is the main support structure for your body’s core organs and systems. It functions as the conduit for your nerve pathways and is the foundation of your health and well-being. When the individual vertebrae of your spine is misaligned, your nerve conduit is pinched and essential organ systems are not able to function at optimum capacity.

This misalignment of the vertebrae in your spine is what we refer to as a structural shift. By re-aligning your spine we are able to see “downstream” functionality restored and secondary health and well-being issues resolved. This approach differs from traditional medical clinics which primarily treat the symptoms like pain.

For example, if you walk into a clinic complaining of back pain, you may get treatment recommendations including cold therapy and pain relief drugs. While these may be part of a complete treatment plan, they fail to address the root cause of the back pain. Unfortunately, you can spend a lot of time and money treating symptoms without ever addressing the root issues of your pain and, by only treating the symptom, you risk covering up the true problem!

We don't expect everybody who is in pain to have to have a corresponding structural shift. Sometimes you really do have a pulled muscle or even a deeper pathological cause that needs traditional medical treatment. If, when we walk through your initial exam, we find your problem is not structural then we will discuss referrals and other medical options.

Normal Spinal Structure