Our structure is what holds us up against gravity. From the moment we are born we are developing and strengthening the muscles, ligaments and curves that will allow us to be upright.
Posture weakness leads to:
Headaches, Fatigue, Digestive Disorders, Pain, Thyroid Conditions, Heart Attacks, High/Low Blood Pressure, Shortness of Breath, Numbness in arms/legs, Menstrual Irregularities, Poor Circulation, Swelling in feet/ankles, Weakness in Extremities, Depression, Asthma/Allergies, Visual Disturbances, Heartburn/Indigestion, Hearing disturbances, Cancer, Bladder Incontinence, Parkinson’s, Skin Conditions, Alzheimer’s, Carpal Tunnel, Mental Sluggishness, Fibromyalgia, just to name a few...
To understand neuro-muscular control of the spinal form, function and posture, one must understand that there is a vast difference between phasic and postural muscles. Phasic muscles are under ones conscious control (CNS) while postural muscles are reflex controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
If we try to hold up our posture voluntarily we start to lose postural muscle control and strength. This shuts down nerve energy from the brain to the rest of the body.
X-rays allow doctors to analyze dysfunctions in structure (spine, discs, pelvis) that may be contributing to contributing to your condition. However, not all X-ray views are created equal. Standing x-rays allow the muscles in the legs and back to compensate for weaknesses in the spine and pelvis, hiding possible ligament and disc damage. Seated x-rays, on the other hand, remove the compensation factor, revealing the true status of the spine. Since x-rays are a form of testing, it is very important to do follow-up x-rays after a period of treatments to track progress. Without follow-up x-rays, the effectiveness of the treatment is based largely on symptoms, a merely subjective measure. At Answers To Health, all of the x-rays are performed seated for the utmost accuracy, with follow-up x-rays being conducted in an established time frame.