What is a Structural Shift?

A structural shift (Vertebral Subluxation) is a condition where one or more of the 24 spinal bones (vertebra) has lost its proper alignment and motion in relation to the rest of the spine. Structural shifts occur as a result of the bodies inability to resist the forces of major trauma (falls, car wrecks, birth trauma), or, they can result from repeated daily physical, chemical or emotional stresses.

Structural shifts can occur at any age and many times do not cause immediate symptoms.

Structural shifts will cause a distortion of the function of nervous system which is the system that controls all other systems in our body.

A structural shift can cause numerous Secondary Conditions throughout the body.

What is a Secondary Condition?

A Secondary Condition is an effect of a structural shift in the spine. Secondary conditions are commonly referred to as "symptoms". Many medical treatments are directed at treating secondary conditions and never look to address the causative factor - Spinal Structural Shift.

Common Secondary Conditions that are related to Spinal Structural Shifts include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness/tingling in extremeties (arms, legs)
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Pain in extremties (carpal tunnel pain, sciatica)
  • Digestive issues (heartburn, reflux, constipation)
  • Colic in babies/kids
  • Congestion
  • Bedwetting in kids
  • Loss of strength
  • Incoordination
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Decreased energy



What do we do?

The primary focus of our office is to locate any Structural Shifts in the spine that are causing a distortion of the normal electrical nerve communication in the body. Once identified these areas are corrected with a series of gentle adjustments to restore proper function and control to the body.

Once the primary cause is corrected we often see most Secondary Conditions go away.