Traditional Vs Structural Chiropractic Adjustment
Peak Chiropractic in New Plymouth’s focus on structural correction is different to traditional chiropractic care.
Traditional Chiropractors typically aim to:
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce muscular spasms
- Temporarily relieve pain
These are excellent goals and chiropractors have done well under this model of symptomatic/relief care.
Structural Chiropractors take the profession a step further, and understand these goals as secondary conditions. The way structural chiropractors like Dr. Leon Crowley see it is that if you’re suffering from any secondary conditions including sciatica it makes sense that they are the result of a primary condition.
Your spine is your foundation
Picture your spine as you would the foundations of your house. It’s easy to understand that any shift in the foundation, regardless of severity would result in an alteration of the entire structure of your house. As a result, windows and doors wouldn’t close properly and walls would crack.
One option is to make cosmetic repairs. Such as greasing the windows, covering the cracks or putting a rug over shifted floorboards. However, sooner or later, you’ll be required to deal with the primary fault of the shifted foundation. Otherwise, you’ll be faced with doing cosmetic repairs, again and again.
Therefore, if there is a structural shift in your spine, shouldn’t you treat it the same way?
Instead of only treating the surface issue, see a spine doctor that will get to the heart of the matter and treat the foundation. We offer a range of chiropractic treatment options tailored to your needs. Book your appointment today and see how experienced chiropractor Dr Leon Crowley can help you.