Why Do We Need Body Balance?
Why does a car need to be aligned? Why is it that architects and contractors go to great lengths to make sure a building is plumb and that it has a level foundation? In both cases the alignment, or BALANCE, is essential to the "health," or longevity of the car and building. Can a car run without being aligned? Of course, but one or two of the tires then take more stress from the road and their tread wears out more quickly than the others. Will a building stand without being balanced? Of course, but over time without a level foundation certain walls will crack and eventually the building will fall.
So then, why do we as people need balance? Unlike the car and building we are living creatures, but we are still under the same physical stresses as they are. When the body's core, the spine, is not balanced, then the weight of the body is unequally distributed to certain parts of the body making them wear out prematurely.
In the short term, you may have pain, tension, or dysfunction. Over time, prolonged body imbalance can cause joint degeneration, fatigue, disc problems, nerve conditions, or chronic pain. Look at the picture to the right and then take a look at yourself in the mirror to see if you have any of these warning signs of body imbalance!
The misalignment of the atlas vertebra (see BELOW) is a major cause of body imbalance. Somewhat like the first dominoe in a long line of dominoes.
Precise x-rays are taken in all three dimensions to determine exactly how the atlas has misaligned and therefore the correction angle necessary to realign it. Every patient has a different history of accidents and injuries, and so each case is approached as a new and unique puzzle to solve.
Great care is taken when analyzing your x-rays to ensure accurate measurements. Calculations are performed based on math and physics.
For the adjustment, patients lie on their side as though they are napping without turning their head or back. Repositioning the atlas is done by hand. It is extremely gentle and feels like a soft massage on the side of the upper neck.
As the atlas is repositioned, the skull, spine, and pelvis are restored to their proper position as well.
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Post measurements are performed immediately after the correction to assure that the atlas is repositioning well and that body balance is being restored.
Your doctor will recommend the best course of action for follow-up care depending on the severity and other factors in your individual case.