- Dr. Liz Homan
Who has ever had foundational issues with a home? Maybe you have chosen not to buy a particular home because it had some instability in the foundation? Well, we all know how important a strong foundation is to our home but how often do we think about our body’s foundation?
While in chiropractic school, I was taught our pelvis is our foundation and that if your pelvis is not properly aligned then everything both above and below it will not be aligned either.
As you all know, our body is constantly exposed to external circumstances that influence the way the body is positioned. This is the power of our body; in that it can adapt.
But when we are exposed to certain stresses it can result in the pelvis, or your foundation, becoming misaligned. This in turn can cause many changes in the rest of the body. Here are a few examples:
· Discomfort in the knees, ankles or feet leading to constantly shifting your body around with
both sitting and standing.
· Postural changes in both your head and shoulder positioning
· Toes pointed internally or externally
· Added tension in the mid back or lower neck
· Can lead to inutero constraint for pregnant women
· Digestive issues
If you were to notice a crack in a wall in your home, would you just paint over it or would you try to investigate what was causing that crack? Well, if you are anything like me, I would want to know why that crack was caused in the first place. And then I would want to fix the problem instead of just putting a fresh coat of paint over the crack to cover it up for awhile.
And why wouldn’t we treat our body the same way we treat our home. Why would we just cover up the pain/symptoms by taking some pain medication instead of getting to the root cause of the problem.
So, if you notice any of the above symptoms, please let me help you find what it actually causing that discomfort verse just dealing with it on your own or by taking pain medications.
As you know, as a chiropractor, it is my job to analyze the entire spine, including the pelvis for any misalignments and then to correct them when present. By removing the subluxation, or misalignment in the pelvis, patients have reported feeling more balanced and grounded and a reduction in many of their symptoms.
If you have any questions about this, please let me know!