What are Secondary Conditions?


Back and neck pain are the secondary conditions most likely motivating people to seek treatment from a chiropractor. However, conventional chiropractors only treat for pain relief and not the primary cause of these secondary conditions. Often back and neck pain are directly related to a structural shift in the body's neuro-musculo-skeletal system called Neuro-Spinal Imbalance.


Dr. Wilson helps people be well with a proprietary blend of various techniques that address these structural shifts, quickly, gently and effectively.


Below are other examples of how a structural shift may cause certain secondary conditions:


For instance, headaches are often caused by Neuro-Spinal Imbalance. One particular primary cause is a structural shift of the neck (AKA Anterior Head Syndrome) causing a disruption in proper nerve flow to and from the brain. This alters the communication to the target tissue which triggers the pain receptors, letting your conscious mind know something is wrong. Can you take pain medication which decreases the message of pain? Sure, but did that fix the primary problem that is ultimately causing that symptom? No. Directing the spine to function normally will restore the proper communication leading to correcting the primary cause thus relieving/improving/correcting the headaches.

Other secondary conditions, such as chronic ankle strains/sprains or sacroiliac dysfunction, develop because of the abnormal structural shift that occurred in that joint with the first sprain/strain. Continuous misfiring of the neurology in that particular joint due to this shift sets up a negative feedback loop of "garbage in, garbage out" to and from your brain. This primary condition of Neuro-Spinal Imbalance creates improper biomechanics, causing the secondary condition of chronic ankle strains/sprains or repeated sacroiliac dysfunction, or balance problems, or pain in the low back, etc.

Another example is the breech position of a baby previous to birth which is often a secondary condition due to Neuro-Spinal Imbalance. The structural shift of the pelvis and low back during late pregnancy often creates a torsion of uterine ligaments which alters the confines of the baby. Addressing the primary condition of the structural shift very often changes the position of the baby, in a very gentle manner, to a head down, normal birthing position.


Each secondary condition may have various reasons for it. Every condition listed may be due to something other than a structural shift.  A thorough examination with objective testing is needed to determine if Neuro-Spinal Imbalance is the reason. If it is found that the reason is not Neuro-Spinal Imbalance, a referral will be made to the proper health care provider. There are times where a co-management of the condition is necessary as well and Dr. Wilson will work with other members on your healthcare team so you achieve optimal results.The first step is to call the office (508) 336-8100 to set up a consultation or examination with Dr. Wilson.

This is a partial list of secondary conditions that may be caused by a structural shift in the body's neuro-musculo-skeletal system:

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  • Arm Pain (Upper & Lower)
  • Asymmetry (Ex. Low Shoulder)
  • Balance (Loss/Decrease)
  • Bone Spurs
  • Breech Position
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Canal Stenosis
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Digestive Conditions (including Reflux)
  • Disc Herniation
  • Dizziness (Cervicogenic Vertigo)
  • Dowager’s Hump
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headaches (Variety)
  • Hearing Difficulties
  • Hip Conditions
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Inconsolable Crying (infant)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchiness
  • Knee Popping/Pain
  • Latching/Nursing Difficulties
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Leg Pain (Upper & Lower)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Tension
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling (Arms & Hands)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pinched Nerve (Nerve Impingement Syndrome)
  • Posture-Related Issues (Including Poor Appearance)
  • Rotator Cuff Issues
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Spinal Decay
  • Strength-Related Issues (Decreased Grip Strength)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vision Issues
  • Wrist Pain