What Can Corrective Chiropractic Do For Me?


An ABNORMAL spinal structure creates continuous biomechanical strain on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs and even nerves. This stress can result in a variety of the SECONDARY CONDITIONS (SYMPTOMS) .

The best way we know how to determine if you have one of the primary conditions we focus on correcting is to undergo a COMPLETE STRUCTURAL EXAM. The exam will clearly demonstrate how your secondary condition(s) is/are linked to the most common primary conditions: Short Leg Syndrome and/or Anterior Head Syndrome. .

Of the structural abnormalities we focus on correcting, Anterior Head Syndrome (AHS) is my favorite PRIMARY CONDITION to correct because the number of SECONDARY CONDITIONS AHS is capable of generating is greater than most people realize...maybe because it's called Anterior "HEAD" Syndrome... you think, "what else can it effect besides the head, neck and upper back?"

Well, its a bit more complicated than it seems. First, you need to know a human head can weigh anywhere from 12 to 16 lbs! That's what a bowling ball weighs.

Second,the body likes to redistribute weight to keep it in balance....so if you shift your head forward (anterior), the body will shift the ribcage backward to keep things balanced. But if the ribcage ends up too far back, the mass of the head is not enough to keep your body in balance and therefore the hips will begin to shift forward. Thus the entire spinal structure is effected by an anterior shift of the head!

This balancing act can't go on forever without paying a price.

Just the weight of the head, alone, is enough to accelerated wear and tear on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, bones and the nerves in the neck and upper back, when it is shifted significantly out of place.

To get a feel for it, just take a bowling ball, or similar weight and hold it out in front of you with your arms extended....for 16 hours, 365 days, year in year out...and keep going...Good Luck!

Finally, realize that your lower back and pelvis carry a greater burden than just the weight of the head. Any significant shifting of the spine in these areas, as a result of a forward shifted head, is a potential recipe for disaster...capable of causing several secondary conditions that seem to have nothing to with the head.

The best way to diagnose a structural abnormality like AHS is with our Complete Structural Examination.

More on Anterior Head Syndrome (AHS)…some scientists still refer to it as "forward head posture"…don’t worry, it’s the same thing…However posture and structure are NOT, NOT, NOT the same thing. Posture may cause structural problems and visa versa, however this is all it takes to fix posture...are you ready????...here it goes...Sit up straight! There you go. You fixed your posture. Now send me some money. Structural abnormalities are a totally different beast and are not to be confused with posture. 

Get it?

“For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol 3.

“Loss of the cervical curve stretches the spinal cord 5-7 cm and causes Disease.”  Dr. Alf Breig, Neurosurgeon (Nobel Prize Recipient)

“Forward head posture leads to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis and pinched nerves.”  The Mayo Clinic, Nov. 3rd, 2000

“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine” Dr. Roger Sperry, (Nobel Prize Recipient for Brain Research)

Additionally, Dr. Sperry demonstrated that 90% of the energy output of the brain is used in relating the physical body to gravity.  Only 10% has to do with thinking, metabolism, and healing, so when you have forward head posture your brain will rob energy from your thinking, metabolism, and immune function to deal with abnormal gravity/posture relationships and processing.

"To live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture"  Rene Calliet, MD (The Rejuvenation Strategy)

"Posture effects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.  Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the most easily influenced by posture"  American Journal of Pain Management, 1994;4: p36-39.