What is a Structural Shift?

We all know that the human body has a normal temperature, a normal range for blood pressure, and normal eyesight, but most of us are unaware that there is also a normal when it comes to the structural alignment of the spine.
While NO ONE has 100% perfect anatomy, just like anything else, there is a range of what is considered acceptable or unacceptable.
With our unique approach to Chiropractic care, we have very specific guidelines that determine whether or not someone has a structural abnormality. If our structural examination tells us you have displacement of the structures in your neck to a significant degree, you have what's known as a Structural Shift.
The focus of our office is the detection of these Structural Shifts, and correction back to a range of normal alignment that we consider to be acceptable, subsequently improving and providing relief for any associated Secondary Conditions.
Normal Structure — Chiropractic in West Des Moines, IA

What are Secondary Conditions?

What would happen if there were a shift from the normal alignment of your automobile? How about a shift in your home's foundation? If your spine shifts from it's normal structural alignment, the result may be a variety of Secondary Conditions (symptoms) such as:
  • Asymmetry (Ex: low shoulder)
  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Dizziness
  • Dowager's Hump
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Muscular Spasm
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Neck Pain
  • Pinched Nerves (Nerve Impingement Syndrome)
  • Posture-Related Issues (Including Poor Appearance)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Decay
  • Stiffness
  • Strength-Related Issues (Decreased Grip Strength)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ
Anterior Head Syndrome — Chiropractic in West Des Moines, IA
Restoring and protecting your body's normal structural alignment is a key factor in maintaining optimal health and wellness.