Are you out of whack?  Are you misaligned?

 

As you age, your body's ability to deal with the stress and strain of a misalignment decreases.

Posture as you age

 

It may be many years before you really become aware of the effects a misalignment is having  on your body. There are many changes your body goes through when it is misaligned that can give you hints that something is wrong.  Many of these changes can be visible, yet not cause any pain at all.  Most people are completely unaware of the damage and degeneration occurring inside their spine, joints, and bodies until pain begins to show itself.

As your body ages, its ability to handle the stress, strain, and damage of a full body misalignment lessens. The longer this process continues, and the less your body can cope, the more pain, destruction, and degeneration there will be.  As damage worsens,  the course and outcome of treatment can become compromised.  This just goes to show that the earlier diagnosis and treatment of any condition can lead to better outcomes, and a fuller, healthier, happier life.

 

Pain is often the first symptoms that people notice

While pain is usually the reason people seek help, there are many other signs and symptoms of misalignment that fly under the radar.  You may notice:

  • Poor posture
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Poor Concentration
  • Easily Fatigued
  • Dizziness/lightheaded
  • Ringing of the ears
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Crepitus (creaky joints)  neck or spine
  • Numbness/tingling
  • To name a few

When you are experiencing things that you should not be experiencing, there are almost always underlying degenerative processes taking place.  These destructive processes can be eating away at you very slowly and with little to no pain.

If you knew something was wrong, and doing nothing would lead to bigger more serious issues in the future, wouldn't it make sense to fix the problem as soon as possible?  Think if you ignore it it will go away?  Here is the truth:

  • Wait and the Pain will Get worse
  • Wait and the cost of treatment will increase
  • Wait too long and you could really damage your body & your life

A quick test

Disclaimer: This is a very basic test.  To really diagnose a spinal misalignment, see your NUCCA Chiropractor.

Do you have a misaligned spine like this guy?

If you are experiencing pain or the above symptoms, there is a good chance you are misaligned, but there is one quick test you can do to see if you might be misaligned.  Try the posture test.

All you need is:

  • Yourself
  • A friend or a mirror
  • A blank wall
  • maybe a camera

Posture assessment procedure:

  1. Stand upright in front of the mirror or blank wall
  2. Stand with you feet shoulder width apart, relax
  3. Close your eyes. Move you head up, down, left, and right.  Bring your head back to where you feel is neutral
  4. Have your picture taken (if using a camera)
  5. Inspect you posture. *If you are using a mirror, just open your eyes up and look at yourself without moving a muscle
  6. Look at the position of your head.
    • is you head tilted to one side or the other?
    • Are your ears level?
    • Are your eyes level?
    • is your head turned to one side more than the other?
  7. Look to see if your shoulders are level
    • Are your shoulders even?
    • Is one shoulder higher than the other?
    • Can you see more muscle mass in one shoulder than the other?

One or many of these posture distortions are a clear sign that you have a misalignment affecting you entire body. All of these posture issues can have an effect on you.

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Testimonial

It took doctors over 1 year to figure out what was going on with me. It seemed like they ran every type of test or scan to figure out what was going on.I had ringing in the ears, losing hearing in one of my ears, dizziness, and fatigue.

Finally I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease.

They did a thorough exam on my posture, I was amazed to see how much my body was out-of-whack.

I have been with Franz Family Spinal Care for almost 4 months now. I can tell you that my ears no longer ring, I have complete hearing in both my ears, and if I do get dizzy it is only once in a while and last for a few minutes (compared to all day long). I never started the medication that I was prescribed.

With the help of God and these NUCCA chiropractors, I can say that I am healed.

- Melissa, 38 y.o., Anderson, SC



 
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