How is Corrective Chiropractic Different?
Structural Chiropractic vs. Conventional Chiropractic
One of the biggest differences between a conventional chiropractic office and our practice is to first understand:
The goals of conventional chiropractic are:
- Temporary reduction in pain
- Decreasing muscle spasm
- Increasing range of motion
At Corrective Chiropractic, our objective and focus is Structural Correction.
In the vast majority of cases that we see in at our practice, many are referrals from medical doctors and other chiropractors for Structural Shifts and abnormal spinal structure. These Structural shifts are the underlying cause that often reveals themselves as “symptoms” – or Secondary Conditions. Structural Chiropractic Correction focuses on the correction of the underlying cause – the Structural Shifts – or Primary Condition.
While no one is structurally perfect, there is a normal range. In the same manner, we can understand what a fever is because we know what the normal temperature is, or knowing what constitutes high blood pressure because we are aware of the normal range. There are established normals almost everywhere we look, including the gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of your car, alerting you when there is a mechanical problem.
The body uses symptoms as warning indicators of a potentially more serious condition. A Structural Shift is just that – a (primary) condition that may be the cause of your (secondary) symptoms. Our office focuses on detecting and correcting abnormal spinal structure, causing many secondary conditions, such as low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches, to name a few conditions.
What Are Secondary Conditions?
Your body’s warning system – your “symptoms,” may be an indicator of a more serious underlying condition. Some of the Secondary Conditions that arise from a Structural Shift include:
- Neck & Back Pain
- Sciatica & Hip Pain
- Numbness & Tingling
- Muscular Spasm & Tension
- Headaches (Including Migraine)
- Pinched Nerve (N.I.S.)
- Herniated Disc
- Canal Stenosis
- Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Poor Posture
- Muscular Imbalance
- Sinus problems
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What Do I Need To Know Before My Examination?
The Structural Chiropractic Correction examination is comprehensive, which means that you should safely plan on allotting no less than 45 minutes of your time.
What to expect in our Structural Correction Examination:
- Complete series of Structural Corrective Radiography with Specialized Analysis
- Functional Movement and Range of Motion Examination
- Orthopedic and Neurological checks
- Structural Corrective Balance Test
- Structural Analysis with Report
The Structural Chiropractic Correction examination will allow a complete understanding of the underlying cause of your condition. After your examination, you will be scheduled for a patient recommendation conference where we will explain our findings, review any imaging, review how we can help you, and review any specialized restorative corrective equipment and spinal corrections that will ultimately help you.
How Can Corrective Chiropractic Help Me?
After we’ve reviewed the various options that are available with respect to your health challenges, we will then go into a detailed, easy-to-understand explanation of the ins and outs of our approach, and how it can have a significant positive impact on your health challenges.
Understanding that there are very few chiropractors across the country focusing on Structural Chiropractic Correction, we believe that it’s important for you to understand how we are different from traditional chiropractic, what makes us unique, and how we approach your health challenges.
We will detail exactly how Structural Chiropractic Correction – along with Structural Chiropractic spinal remodeling exercises and some additional recommendations will restructure your spine. We will explain how an underlying Structural Shift (if detected during your examination) is directly attributable to your diagnosis.
Finally, we will present you with a customized plan of care that will take you from where you are to where you need to be, so that you can get back to enjoying life. We will also explain how you can maintain your correction, and protect your spine and nervous system throughout your life.
If you have any questions about chiropractic adjustments, contact us today at (302) 234-1115.