What Is a Foundational Shift?

What is Normal?

To understand any dysfunction, you must first understand what is considered normal. Much like normal blood pressure, body temperature, or body fat percentages, the objective measurements used at Balance Chiropractic establish whether your body’s foundation is within normal limits or not. If the body’s foundation is not within normal limits, you may experience one or more secondary conditions (symptoms).

Objective Measurements

The new patient experience begins with a Comprehensive Foundational Examination, which includes

  • Foundational X-Rays
  • MyoFoundational Scan
  • NeuroFoundational Thermography
  • Multi-Axial Foundational Analysis (MAFA)

Utilizing these measurements before and throughout your specific plan of care allows us to create the proper Foundational Correction specific to your needs while also providing a means to measure the progress regularly.

Car accidents, sporting accidents, slip and falls, birth traumas, and poor posture are just a few of the many factors that can contribute to Foundational Shifts of the spine. Multiple minor, or seemingly negligible incidents from years ago, can bio-accumulate and build on themselves (thanks to gravity) to the threshold of a Foundational Shift, therefore creating secondary conditions (symptoms).

The upper bones of the human neck (cervical spine) function very similarly to the foundation of a house because they are directly involved with an area known as the brain stem. The brain controls nearly every physiological function and the upper neck acts as the foundation to the rest of the human body. If the foundation of the brain-body connection is obstructed or shifted, many basic physiological functions may be compromised, which often results in one or more of the common secondary conditions seen below.

  • Anxiety
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Balance Issues
  • Bone Spurs
  • Brain Fog
  • Canal Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel (Wrist)
  • Degenerative Joints
  • Dental Injuries
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Disc Herniations
  • Dizziness (Vertigo)
  • Dowager’s Hump
  • Dysautonomia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Headaches
  • Hearing Issues
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Migraine Headache
  • Mood Swings
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuro-Degenerative Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Poor Posture
  • Rotator Cuff Issues
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Decay/Degeneration
  • Strength Imbalances
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears)
  • TMJ (Jaw) Issues
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vision Issues

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