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A Dressmaker’s Observation

“Excuse me, but why did you pin more fabric on that shoulder than you pinned on the other side?”

Lori Del Genis of assisting a bride with a dress Lori designed.

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.

New Years Resolutions, three weeks later


We are now in the third full week of January, the time of year where people always ask, how are your New Years resolutions doing?

Well, how are they doing?  Have you been hitting the gym?  Have you found a way to reduce the stress in your life? What about that 5k you bragged about training for? What is holding you up?  What is preventing you from doing the things that you want to do?

Is a structural problem causing you pain or discomfort and preventing you from working out, or training to run that 5k? Do you have a reoccurring headache that interferes with your concentration? These are signs from your body, as it tries to alert you that “Hey, something is wrong here!”  If your body is giving you the signal that something is wrong, you should pay attention to the signal.

Is there a structural problem causing you stress in your life? If you’re experiencing a Neurostructural shift, your body may be burning extra energy simply to stay standing up straight.  Energy that would be better spent, fighting off stress, or working out at the gym.  A patient once told Dr. Johanna, that she felt she was a better mother to her child since going under care.  That staying well adjusted, gave her the energy to be less stressed, and be more understanding of her child’s’ behavior.

There is still time to keep your resolutions, don’t let stress dominate your year.  Schedule a complementary consultation today and start yourself on the path to a New You for the New Year.

Catalyst Chiropractic, wants to help you be a better You in 2016!