A house needs a strong foundation. Without a strong foundation, the integrity of the entire house is at risk. If your house is sinking unevenly, your floors can warp, your roof can leak, and you will discover problem after problem. You can not predict exactly what problems will occur, but you know for a fact that problems are unavoidable. As a homeowner, are you qualified to assess the strength of your home’s foundation and structure?
Similarly, it is the responsibility of a health care provider to test for problems before recommending treatment. The function of the neurospinal system can be measured, so a plan of correction can be created. What gets measured, gets managed. Objective indicators of neurospinal dysfunction include, but are not limited to:
- Altered reflex response – indicates loss of normal neurological signalling
- X-ray studies – shows loss of normal alignment and illustrates arthritic bony changes
- Thermography (heat) – indicates function of autonomic nervous system
- Muscle activity patterns – shows postural patterns, which are under unconscious neurological control
- Sensation – altered neurological function may result in numbness and/or tingling
- Tissue changes – altered neurological function may result in swelling and localized tenderness
A corrective care plan is designed to restore proper neurospinal function and impact these objective indicators. Just like restoring the foundation of a home, this is a process that can not happen overnight. One major reward of correcting a foundational problem is peace of mind. With a strong foundation, you can sleep easily at night, knowing that after your hard work and investment you now enjoy a secure place of refuge.