What is A Neurostructural Shift?
As a leading neurostructural chiropractor in Perth, the team at Willetton Chiropractic strive to find comprehensive solutions to your concerns. Unlike conventional chiropractors, we take a neuro-structural approach which is centred around diagnosing and treating any shifts or abnormalities within the spine and nervous system. In this blog post, we will be sharing some insight into how Neurostructural shifts occur and why they can cause ongoing issues.
What is A Neurostructural Shift?
The human body is remarkably complex, and it is designed to withstand high physical demands. However; no one is structurally perfect, and there are a range of factors which can adversely affect spinal structure. The spine is the foundation of the human body, and it allows us to sit, stand, bend and move with ease. When a neurostructural shift within the spine or nervous system occurs, you may develop secondary conditions such as muscle spasms, compressed discs, head/neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, hip/leg pain and more.
There is a defined ‘Normal Value’ for the spine and nerve system, which takes into account your age, lifestyle, gender and health status. When a neurostructural shift of the spine and nerve system occurs, this can push the value outside of the normal range.
Some of the most common ways in which neurostructural shifts occur include:
- Car Accidents – Even low speed impacts can cause an abrupt shift in head/neck movement, which can cause the spine to move out of its normal alignment.
- Accidental Falls – Slips and falls can affect the skeletal system and are one of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries.
- Poor Posture – Having poor posture exerts additional stress on the vertebrae of your spine, which can cause it to tilt too far forward and result in stretched ligaments and muscles.
How are Neurostructural Shifts Detected?
Willetton Chiropractic are highly experienced in diagnosing neurostructural shifts in the spine and nerve system. Any of the scenarios listed above can affect the shoulders, which in turn will affect the spine and put it out of healthy alignment. These shifts can be observed by our chiropractors through visual examinations, the assistance of specialist instrumentation and X-ray. At Willetton Chiropractic, our aim is to treat these shifts in an effort to reduce your secondary symptoms and achieve normal structure and neurological function.
As the spine is the foundation of the body, if you have a neurostructural shift you may start to notice secondary symptoms. These are caused by the extra pressure placed on the spinal nerves and spinal cord. Depending on the nerves which are affected, you may experience issues in various parts of the body.
Common secondary symptoms include:
- Back Pain
- Leg Pain
- Neck Pain
- Degenerative Issues
- Suppressed immune system
- Spinal Decay
- Poor Posture
- Many more
Take the First Step towards Living a Pain Free Life – Book an Appointment Today
Willetton Chiropractic strive to address the underlying cause of your symptoms by focussing on neurostructural correction. Regular chiropractic visits can assist you in managing secondary conditions and living a healthy, pain-free life. Neurostructural chiropractic is not for everyone, but if you’re sick of trying various treatments and getting nowhere, then perhaps it’s time to consider a visit to Willetton Chiropractic.
Call today on (08) 6249 6508 to book an appointment. We are located at 7/40 Rorstra Avenue Willetton, and we look forward to seeing you soon.