What Is Structural Shift

Structural Shift

Over time, your potential for an optimized spinal situation greatly diminishes. Planet Chiropractic can help put you on a pathway to restoring your best structural situation.

Understanding Your Spine and Structural Shifting

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 are misaligned, your nerve conduits are 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 secondary symptoms like pain and inflammation.

Moving from Structural Shifts to Structural Integrity

While we recognize no one is absolutely structurally perfect, there is an accepted range that is considered by experts to be the “normal range” for most people. 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 the normal temperature is for the body, we apply the same principle to structural integrity. In many of the daily places that we look, there are established norms. For instance, the gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of your car…these give you indications of how your car is performing, how fast it’s running, and when there is a problem that needs to be corrected.

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

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Check out Your Body’s Dashboard Indicators

The human body uses symptoms such as pain, feverish temperatures, and inflammation 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 other symptoms you may be experiencing. Your body was made to heal from within. Planet Chiropractic primarily focuses on detecting, locating, and correcting these shifts so that your central nervous system can hopefully begin to work in more optimal condition. We want your body to have the ability to heal on its own, and never need to release the “warning sign indicators” into your system.

AT PLANET CHIROPRACTIC, WE BELIEVE THAT WORKING TOWARDS CORRECTING STRUCTURAL SHIFTS CAN BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT APPROACH TOWARDS RECOVERING YOUR TOTAL BODY HEALTH. WE HELP OUR CLIENTS RESTORE AS MUCH OPTIMAL STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE BELIEVE WORKING ON THE ROOT CAUSES OF DYSFUNCTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN JUST TREATING THE SECONDARY CONDITIONS OR SYMPTOMS OF MISALIGNMENT.

The Dangers of Untreated Sources

For example, if you walk into a clinic complaining of back pain, you may get treatment recommendations like ice 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 the symptoms of back pain without ever addressing the root issues of your pain. And by only treating the symptoms, you risk covering up the true problem. Over time, an untreated source will continue to manifest pain, fevers, inflammation, and dysfunction.

What if Your Problem Is Not Caused from Structural Shifts?

Having said all this regarding structural shifts and health care, we don't automatically expect everybody who is in pain to have a structural shift problem. Sometimes people really do have a pulled muscle, a legitimate disease, or even a deeper pathological cause that needs traditional medical treatment. If, when we walk through your initial exam, we find that your problem is not structural, then we will discuss referrals and other medical options. At Planet Chiropractic, your total short-term and long-term health is our #1 goal.

Planet Chiropractic is committed to providing West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, and the West Atlanta community with a full range of premier chiropractic services and wellness educational opportunities. We are your #1 source for structural shift diagnosis, and our professionals are skilled and experienced in offering treatment for your structural shift problems.