Correction Chiropractic vs. Traditional Chiropractic

Traditional Chiropractic

Traditional Chiropractic focuses on goals such as decreasing muscle spasms, increasing range of motion, and the temporary reduction of pain. This is how most chiropractors practice and most of them do a great job. However, it falls under the category of symptom relief/ symptom management aka “band aid” care.

Correction Chiropractic

At True Chiropractic, our focus is on NeuroStructural Correction. Think of your spine as the foundation for a building. If the foundation was off, would you expect the floors to creak, the walls to creak, and for the windows to not close properly?

Now you can spend time patching all the damage, but you would be doing so with the expectation that in a short time the problems will have to be… repaired again and again.

NeuroStructural Correction looks for the underlying NeuroStructural Shifts in the spine that might be causing your foundation to be off. In the vast majority of cases that make their way to our practice, often as referrals from other chiropractors or medical doctors in the area, is a significant NeuroStructural Shift. These NeuroStructural Shifts are the underlying causes that often reveal themselves as “symptoms”- or what we refer to as Secondary conditions.

Get Back to Normal

Rather than constantly repairing the damage, at True Chiropractic, we focus on correcting the underlying NeuroStructural Shifts and help you reach Normal Structure.

Our services are not for everyone. However, if you are tired of constantly patching the problem and you are looking for a long term solution that you can both feel and see for yourself, then True Chiropractic may be the right place for you.

What is a NeuroStructural Shift?

While no one is structurally perfect, there is a normal healthy range. In the same manner, we can understand what a fever is because we know what the normal temperature is, or what constitutes high blood pressure because we are aware of the normal range. There are established normals everywhere we look, including gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of your car… letting you know when things are abnormal.

At True Chiropractic, we are looking for a significant three-dimensional shift of the spine away from normal. If the lower back or hips shift, it will cause the shoulders to twist, and the head and neck to shift forcing the entire spine out of alignment. These shifts cause the muscles to spasm, the ligaments to deform, and it disrupts the NERVES traveling down the spinal cord. In other words, the main communication system that connects your brain to your body can be disrupted causing the body to fail to adapt properly.

Spring and Adaptability

Spring is such a wonderful season due to its ability to bring about new life in the form of flowers, bustling activity with the nicer weather, and shedding off the layers of clothes that weigh us down during the winter months. These are all great assets to Spring, but sometimes they can bring about added stress. Many times we realize just how much winter weight we put on and it doesn’t seem to shed off as easily as those winter coats. Or the activity levels and obligations with children ramp up so that often times you are running around from dawn until dusk. With this added stress, the nervous system must ramp up its adaptability so that you can function at a cellular level during all of this craziness. Not only does life get crazier, but often times many people notice that they have an increase in seasonal allergies. Have you ever wondered why your friend doesn’t “have allergies” but they are exposed to the exact same pollen-filled air as you? This is due to an individual’s level of adaptability. We are all exposed to the same “junk” in the air that we breathe, but some can tolerate it better than others. By assessing one’s nervous system and removing any NeuroStructural Abnormalities, the body can then function better and respond to these outside allergens a lot more efficiently than someone who does not get checked. 
So what can you do to ramp up your adaptability levels? At home, you can stock up on local honey in your area! By having locally sourced honey, you can be sure that there are antibodies to allergens specific to your region and it is a great way to boost your natural immune system. Honey is also packed full of anti-inflammatories that will help decrease the time you have a stuffy nose. You can also consume Elderberries and other herbs that are high in antioxidants that help repair cells quickly if damaged by an outside source. Of course you can get checked by your NeuroStructural Chiropractor who will ensure that your brain-body connection is communicating as it should so that your body can adapt to all the added stress.  

With chiropractic being one piece of the puzzle when it comes to health and wellness, it is extremely important to take action in your day-to-day lives to ensure that you are living a well-rounded healthy life. Spring is finally here, are you ready?