Secondary Conditions - Stages of Spinal DegenerationWe know from the previous page what normal structure is and that a NeuroStructural Shift is abnormal and can affect your body. NeuroStructural shifts ultimately will affect the body by what is called Secondary Conditions. We use the term Secondary Conditions because they are, of course, a result of a Primary Condition.

A NeuroStructural Shift is always a primary condition and one very common example is what is shown in the picture above called Anterior Head Syndrome (AHS). As the head shift forward it creates increasingly greater stress on the tendons, muscles, ligaments and discs of the spine as well as the nerves. This can then result ultimately as a whole list of Secondary Conditions. Applying pressure to nerves due to neurostructural shifting is similar to having a kink in a garden hose. The flow of water will ALWAYS be affected if there is pressure on the hose or if there is a kink.

Segments of the spine can shift in other areas as well including the mid-back, the low-back as well as the pelvis. Many other Secondary Conditions can result because of this. We are, by no means, saying that a neurostructural shift is the only cause of these Secondary Conditions. However, if you have a neurostructural shift, it can result in one or more of the following list of Secondary Conditions.

Secondary Conditions:

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sciatica & Hip Pain
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Muscular Spasm & Tension
  • Headaches (Including Migraine)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Canal Stenosis
  • Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Poor Posture
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Secondary Conditions For Newborns & Children:

  • Head Tilt
  • Poor Posture
  • Colic
  • Immune System issues (chronic infections)
  • Nursing issues
  • Digestive issues (including constipation)
  • Irritability
  • Bedwetting