Traditional vs. Corrective Chiropractic Care
People oftentimes ask us, what’s the difference between traditional and corrective chiropractic care? Think of your body like a house. If your foundation is off, it makes sense that the walls may crack, the windows might not close correctly, and the floor may creak. Traditional chiropractors are phenomenal at helping to remove your pain, improve your range of motion, and decrease muscle spasms. This is the equivalent of fixing the walls when they crack, spraying the windows with some WD-40 when they won’t open, or adding another nail in the floorboard to silence the squeaking. The problem though, is that as long as the foundation of your house is off, these issues are likely to keep recurring.
A shift in your foundation is something we call a Structural Shift. At our office, we first do an examination to see where you are, whether you have a Structural Shift, and whether it may be contributing to any Secondary Conditions (symptoms) you are experiencing. Some examples of structural shifts are anterior head syndrome (where the head starts to fall forward), imbalances in the hips and pelvis, or loss of curvature in the neck and low back. If you have a Structural Shift and we are a good match for each other, then we come up with a detailed plan to correct your underlying structure. You may ask how this is done. At NorthCoast we combine principles of physical therapy and specific chiropractic techniques to address not only the muscles but the structure of the body as well.