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Longmont Chiropractor | Longmont chiropractic care | CO | Structural


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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 engery from the brain to the rest of the body.

This is snippet from a 2 hour class that Dr. Shan teaches to help patients understanding the importance of our structure and what happens if our structure is compromised.

Learn more about The Pettibon System