Most doctors are primarily concerned with symptomatic relief. They’re often able to achieve good outcomes, but see if this sounds familiar: Treatment often begins with medication or natural remedies to reduce the sensitivity of pain receptors. If medications aren’t successful, physical therapy may be suggested to strengthen muscular weaknesses, reduce spasms, or increase mobility. Following that, injections to calm the site of pain may be utilized. When those fail to work, more invasive procedures like surgery enter the picture.
We aim to do things differently.
Each of these treatment modalities has different goals and may be necessary at the appropriate time and place. Our goal, however, is to restore the structural integrity of your spine. This creates better nervous system function which makes you feel better because the cause of pain is eliminated.
Once a Structural Shift occurs, it disrupts the function of the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Structural Shifts can produce a variety of symptoms, or what we call secondary conditions. The reason they are referred to as secondary conditions is because they are a direct result of the true underlying cause – the primary Structural Shift or Atlas Displacement Complex.
Some of the most common secondary conditions that may develop as a result of a Structural Shift include:
- Acid reflux
- Arm pain
- Asymmetries in posture (i.e. high shoulder)
- Auditory dysfunction (i.e. tinnitus)
- Bell’s palsy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Disc bulges or herniations
- Ear infections
- Gastrointestinal dysfunction
- Immune function compromise
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Menstrual disorders
- Meniere’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Seizure disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Nerve impingement syndrome (pinched nerve)
- TMJ disorders
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Vertigo & dizziness
- Vision problems
If it’s on this list, we have seen it in our office.
If it’s secondary to a Structural Shift, we can help.
I have built trusted relationships with the best healthcare providers throughout Northern Colorado. If at any point during your consultation, or after reviewing your examination results, I find that Precision Chiropractic isn’t the right fit for your current needs, I will help you find the best practitioner who can help you to resolve your specific condition.
We will move you toward feeling better, even if it’s not in our office.