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A back adjustment at Lotus Chiropractic Care entails detailed analysis of the patient's spinal structure of the upper and lower spine, also known as Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. The three things Dr. Desai  analyzes are:

1. The Lumbar Curve: A normal cervical curve is a reversed C-shape. A straight lumbar curve or reduced curve are not normal. 

The Thoracic Curve: A C-shaped curve, a overly rounded curve or straght curve are not normal. 

2. The changes in the shape of the vertebral bodies and disc spaces: The normal vertebral body is a clean square shaped bone, with a thick and even separation between them indicating healthy discs. Any changes in the shape of the bone or disc spaces may indicate degeneration of the spine or trauma. 

3. The alignment of thoracic and lumbar curve from the front to back view: The thoracic and lumbar curve are analyzed in relation to each other, the neck and hips. If the curves are not straight from the front to back views then it can indicate a curve in the spine or if it measured above 10 degrees deviation from the center then it is considered a scoliosis.    

What symptoms can you experience if you have any of the abnormalities in the three areas mentioned above: 

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Shoulder Pain 

  • Sharp pain in the Ribcage

  • Tension in thoracic Spine

  • Lower Back pain 

  • Sciatic Pain 

  • Disc Degeneration 

  • Leg and Foot numbness and tingling

  • Hips, Knee or Ankle Pain

  • Plantar Fascists

  • Fibromyalgia 

If you are experiencing any of the above you more than likely need your Thoracic or Lumbar Spine assessed. 

After we assess the Spine precisely using NUCCA and Activator Methods Technique, we use a very gentle approach in adjusting the neck. There is not popping, cracking or stretching. You merely feel the adjustment!!! 

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