Spinal & Postural Screenings
Spinal and postural screening are essential tools that can help uncover posture and spinal alignment issues that can lead to chronic neck and back pain. Remember that your back and spine are the core of your musculoskeletal system. When any element gets thrown out of balance, subluxations and misalignments can occur. Ultimately, this results in the loss of mobility, pinched nerves, and other health issues. This is why spinal and postural screenings at New Dawn Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Arvada are so important.
If you are experiencing issues affecting your posture or spine, you will find it challenging to perform simple tasks throughout the day. Some of the common signs you need to see our chiropractor for a spinal and posture screening include:
- Tingling or numb sensation in your extremities
- Difficulty standing or sitting
- Pain or pressure in the back or neck
- Trouble walking
- Poor flexibility
What to Expect
When you visit our clinic for the first time, our chiropractor starts by asking a few questions about your medical history. Dr. Henderson will also ask you to explain the nature of the symptoms you are experiencing. Afterward, we will conduct a spinal analysis to establish the issues that may be causing your discomfort and pain.
Note that this involves performing basic exercises like sit-ups and demonstrating different movements like bending your limbs or raising your arms. We will then take an x-ray to get a detailed image of your spine and skeletal system. This helps us detect certain issues that are not immediately noticeable, like misalignments.
Common Posture and Spinal Screening Tests
We assess your pain issues and mobility during the static analysis by evaluating your rotational posture, elevation posture, and anterior pelvic tilt. It is important to note that your body weight is distributed in favor of one leg when you have an improper spinal alignment. This is why any sudden changes in movement can result in pain from the pulling of muscles, tendons, and ligaments out of alignment as you move. Based on the results of your screening tests, we will create a customized treatment plan that will correct your imbalances.
Get Gentle and Effective Chiropractic Care for the Entire Family
If you live in or around Arvada, CO and it has been a while since your last posture screening, Dr. Henderson at New Dawn Chiropractic & Acupuncture will examine any alignment concerns that you may have before they turn problematic. Call our team today at (303) 420-7707 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.