The Gonstead Chiropractic Advantage
Restore & Maintain Optimal Health
CHIROPRACTOR Elmhurst IL
At Adapt Chiropractic, we are committed to your health. When patients come to our Elmhurst chiropractor with pain, additional symptoms or other health conditions, we are determined to get to the cause of that issue. By looking at the very foundation of the body, we are able to bring the body back to a healthy state, thereby relieving secondary conditions, commonly referred to as symptoms, and resolving deeper health issues. With this structural approach, you can expect overall improved health, not just temporary relief.
Dr. DeClark is the only chiropractor in the Elmhurst area who focuses on structural chiropractic. We want you to care about your nervous system health the same way you care about other aspects of your health. Your nervous system health determines your quality of life, which is why we go to the underlying cause of secondary conditions and address what is actually happening with your spine and nervous system.
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What is a Structural Shift?
A structural shift occurs when a single spinal segment shifts from its normal position. If this occurs, it can cause the entire spine to deviate from a normal range, interfere with nervous system function, and likely cause secondary conditions, otherwise known as symptoms.
At Adapt Chiropractic we look at your spinal structure and nervous system for significant deviations from normal function. If these structural shifts are not corrected, the spinal segments can continue to deviate from normal and can cause nervous system interference.
About The Exam
The next step after your consultation is an examination, which will include a review of your medical history, chiropractic examination, a neurological and orthopedic assessment, a neuro- structural analysis, and structural X-rays. When you come in for this exam, we recommend wearing loose fitting athletic/gym attire. Please refrain from wearing any tight-fitting jeans, dresses, skirts, or other restrictive clothing.
After the exam, we will schedule a second appointment to discuss the results. There, you will discuss the nature of your specific structural shift, and Dr. DeClark will present care plan recommendations. If you choose to begin care, we can get started during the second appointment.
In structural chiropractic, a structural shift is known as a “primary condition”, or a condition that lies at the root of other conditions. When other conditions manifest as a result of a primary condition, they are called “secondary conditions”. The term secondary conditions can also be interchanged with the word “symptoms”. Our goal at Adapt Chiropractic is to determine whether your secondary condition or symptoms are the result of a primary condition, and if structural chiropractic can address that primary condition.