A Structural Shift is a spinal segment that has shifted from its normal position. As I have mentioned before, you have a normal spinal structure just like you have normal eye sight. If your spinal segments have shifted/deviated from an acceptable range, you’ll experience secondary conditions or symptoms.
Structural shifts can be caused by an array of different daily occurrences. As dynamic individuals, structural shifts stem from such things as: bad posture, sports, poor workplace ergonomics, working out, emotional stress, long distance running/jogging, and minor slips or falls just to name a few.
Even newborns are highly susceptible to structural shifts due to a traumatic birthing process.
If these Structural Shifts are not corrected, the spinal segments will continue to deviate from normal. It’s like crooked teeth. Without an exam and precise braces, your teeth will continue to be crooked.
There are physical limitations to what we can do in our office. That’s why it’s important to have your spine examined for Structural Shifts. If left uncorrected, serious spinal conditions like myelopathy, disc herniation, and advanced degenerative joint disease will occur.