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Dr. Corey Burt

Dr. Corey Burt

3 Simple Indicators to Tell if you Have a Head and Neck Misalignment – 3 min read

For this simple exercise, please stand straight in front of a mirror.

First, point to each of your ear lobes. Is one side higher than the other? Can you notice if your head is tilting to one side or the other?

If so, you may have a head and neck misalignment.

Next, look at the height of your shoulders. Does one side appear to be higher than the other?

If you are wearing a t-shirt, is more skin visible on the right or left side of your neck? 

Typically, the side that has less skin showing is the side of the higher shoulder.

Finally, touch the tip of your nose with one finger, and place your other finger in the small divot between your two collar bones at the base of your neck.

Are your two fingers vertically aligned, or are they off-center?              

If they are off-center, you may have a head and neck misalignment.

You may be thinking, “So, what if I have a head and neck misalignment . . .”

Depending on the severity of the misalignment, we often see the following cascade effect, as a result.

Step 1 Head and Neck Injury
Step 2 Head and Neck Misalignment
Step 3 Head and Neck Soft Tissue is Stretched and Disturbed
Head and Neck Instability and Weakness
Step 5 Body posture accommodates by leaning to one side or the other
Step 6 Muscle Imbalances and Spasms
Step 7 Spine Begins to Twist & Bend
Step 8 Spinal Soft Tissue is Stretched and Disturbed
Step 9 Spinal Instability and Weakness
Step 10 Postural Imbalances
Step 11 Abnormal Movement
Step 12 Spinal Breakdown and Degeneration
Step 13 head, neck, back and other problems

If you are questioning whether a head and neck misalignment might be the cause of your head, neck, or back problem, please schedule a consult to see if we can help.

We strongly recommend starting with the NUCCA Assessment to detect the root cause of your concern.

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