A Dressmaker’s Observation
“Excuse me, but why did you pin more fabric on that shoulder than you pinned on the other side?”
I asked a seamstress back in 2001, as she pulled up the fabric and pinned it over my shoulder. I was not aware that one of my shoulders was higher than the other. Or that this was even be a thing that could happen. The seamstress dismissed my question, because in her words “Honey, it’s like that on everyone”. Flash forward a few years, I had started chiropractic care, and my next gown did not need that alteration. My shoulders, were the same height and in alignment.
Uneven shoulders can be an indication of a structural shift in your body. A structural shift is an abnormal alignment, a motion that causes stress on your body. That stress takes away from your body’s ability to deal with, or adapt to the outside stress of your life.
Someone with a structural shift might experience headaches, neck pain and stiffness, low back pain, and other secondary conditions. Consider the alignment of your car tires. If the alignment has shifted, not only will your tires wear out faster and unevenly, but driving could require more effort as you have to compensate for the pull of the wheel.
The best way to determine if you have a structural shift is to try Neurostructural Chiropractic. Call Catalyst Chiropractic today to schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss if you have a Neurostructural Shift. 603-791-0222.
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