So I have a spinal shift, so what? What does it do to me? A spinal shift torques, stimulates, or inhibits(weakens) the spinal nerve or nerves in the spinal cord. This how the secondary conditions or symptoms of muscle pain, or headaches can be caused by a spinal shift. Some nerves have the job of controlling how much blood and oxygen get to a muscle or the brain. It does this by squeezing or relaxing the muscles in those blood vessels. If that nerve is stimulated too much and the blood vessels tighten up then you will have sore muscles or a sore brain (headache). In extreme cases such as numbness or tingling the nerve is so weakened that it can no longer send the signal of sensation (feeling).
How do I know if I have a Spinal Shift? During your first exam, which is different from a consultation, you will be checked for indicators for spinal shifts. A digital structural evaluation is compared to normal spinal structure. If you stand shifted from normal this is an indicator. Three computerized neural functional scans; Thermal scan - Autonomic (organ) nerve function, SEMG Motor (muscle) function, and HRV (your ability to adapt) ,will be done to compare your nerve function to normal. Neuro-Spinal palpation will check for nerve irritation (tight tender spots), spasms (contraction of muscles) and spinal stiffness . The presence of more than one indicator means you have a spinal shift that is decreasing your ability to function. These Spinal Shifts could be causing your secondary symptoms.
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