At Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic in Fairfield, CA, Dr. Michael Wilson provides spinal/postural screenings to see if your musculoskeletal system is out of balance. Since your spine is the nucleus of your central nervous system, problems with this "hub" can lead to loss of mobility, pinched nerves, back pain, joint pain and an array of other medical issues.
What Are Postural/Spinal Screenings
When Dr. Michael Wilson performs spinal/postural screenings at Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic in Fairfield, CA, he is looking for problems with your neuromusculoskeletal system. Dr. Wilson will perform some tests to see if there are any defects in your spinal alignment or problems with your posture. In many cases, patients don't know their pain is the result of poor alignment or posture.
When your musculoskeletal system is functioning properly, your spine centers and balances your pelvis, ribcage and head. If you have poor posture, it can cause your spine to move out of its normal position. When this movement occurs, your pelvis, ribcage or head can deviate from their proper position. The result of this "spinal misalignment" might include:
- Disc injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Trouble sleeping
When Dr. Wilson screens you for spinal or posture misalignment, he will evaluate any alignment problems you're having while you're moving. Your body may be compensating for the misalignment, causing you to move differently – like favoring one leg over the other when you walk. Dr. Wilson might ask you to:
- Stand on one leg
- Stand up and sit down again
- Attempt a routine physical exercise
- Touch your toes or raise your hands over your head
- Examine how you hold your head
- Checking to see if your shoulders are even
Since many people are immersed in their day-to-day activities, they might be unaware they have issues with their posture or know their spine is out of alignment. At Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident & Pain Clinic in Fairfield, CA, Dr. Michael Wilson performs spinal/postural screenings to ensure your spine – and the associated tendons, muscles, nerves and ligaments – are working properly and are not the root cause of your current health problem. Call us today at (707) 426-1111 to schedule your screening.