Spinal and Postural Screenings
A healthy life starts with a healthy spine.
A straight spinal alignment with normal joint motion strong muscular support can make all the difference in the world where your quality of life is concerned — just as problems in these areas can create discomfort and dysfunction. But how can you know whether your body is correctly lined up for optimal health and wellness? Holistic Health Center of Peoria provides spinal and postural screenings to identify any alignment issues that may need correction, allowing you to attain and maintain your best health.
How Our Chiropractor Administers Spinal and Postural Screenings
Spinal and postural screenings are a careful examination of your spinal alignment and posture to check for any irregularities that suggest a musculoskeletal imbalance, from a subluxated vertebrae or compressed disc to scoliosis. A basic screening is a painless, non-invasive procedure that takes just a few minutes. Our Peoria IL chiropractor, Dr. Lackner, will have you stand in your normal upright position, with your arms down at your sides. This gives him an opportunity to see whether the shoulders, hips and other bilateral structures of the body are even with each other, or whether one shoulder or hip appears higher than (or forward from) the other. Gentle palpation of the joints and muscles can reveal the presence of tension, knots, spasms or other abnormalities that call for further attention and possible treatment. X-rays may also be used to get a detailed look at the spinal column, discs, nerves and spinal cord.
Who Benefits from Spinal and Postural Screenings?
Who should have spinal and postural screenings, and under what circumstances? Great candidates include:
Kids – School-age children can develop scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. We recommend regular spinal and postural screenings for your kids so we can catch this problem early and recommend treatment.
Accident victims – If you’ve been in an auto accident or other traumatic event, you should get a spinal screening immediately. These injuries can “hide” for days without showing symptoms; screening can bring them to light.
Chronic pain sufferers – If you’re in chronic pain, you may have a postural issue that requires correction. Spinal and postural screenings show us exactly how we can relieve your pain naturally.
Everybody else! – Correct alignment and posture keep your nerve and muscle function in peak operating condition. Periodic spinal and postural screenings can help keep you healthy for a lifetime.