At Northbridge Chiropractic, we focus on doing everything we can to help patients function at their best and live a more comfortable and healthy life. It’s common to have questions and trepidations before visiting a chiropractor, especially for new patients. That’s why we aim to provide information so you know what to expect and how we can help you with a tailored treatment plan.
How Can Chiropractic Help You?
Your nervous system controls and regulates every cell of your body. When your nervous system doesn’t work correctly, you don’t work correctly. Nerve compromise can result from postural distortions that are easily revealed with a few simple tests.
A great place to begin is to notice postural distortions that show up in the head, neck and shoulders:
If one shoulder is higher than the other or if the head tilts to one side, it could be an indication of a problem that responds nicely to chiropractic care.
Another common problem is a forward leaning head. This is a common sign of neurological compromise in the neck, shoulders and into the arms and wrist. This posture also changes the way your body holds the weight of the head. A forward head posture can overload areas of the neck and lead to spinal stiffness, it can also create tension in the muscles that support the head and shoulders. This type of situation can respond well to a combination of chiropractic adjustments to the spine and soft tissue therapy to the affected muscles.
Other tests include:
- Contracted leg length test
- Cervical range of motion test
- Carpal tunnel test
- Spinal health test
To determine whether you are a good candidate for chiropractic care, contact Northbridge Chiropractic to arrange a thorough examination in our practice immediately.
Find out more about what to expect on your first visit here.
Achieving True Heath
Being truly healthy is about more than just being free of diseases and illness. Each part of your body should be working optimally. Your brain, spinal cord and nerves play an essential role as they control and regulate every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. Any compromise of this key control centre means your body isn’t functioning at its best.
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