Three days after my initial visit I had my follow up appointment. Once again, I was warmly greeted by the staff and then taken directly to the doctor’s office. It wasn’t long after I was seated in his office that he knocked on the door and entered. Dr. Damron sat across from me at his desk and opened a file on his computer of a spine X-ray. He explained that I was looking at what is considered to be an “ideal” spinal structure. He he uses it as a comparison tool. With considerable detail he walked me through how the ideal body is structured to be aligned from the neck to the tailbone. Red markings indicated the proper alignment so that it was easier for a non-clinician like me to understand.
When he aligned my X-rays side by side with the “ideal,” the red markings revealed my current condition and imbalances. He explained the differences between mine and the ideal, why they were different, but most importantly how we were going to close the gap on those differences so that my body would be balanced and aligned. In my opinion, it’s always better to have a solution when a problem presents itself. A solution that is attainable, realistic, and with an end in sight. And that’s exactly what Dr. Damron provided me with.
After the consultation, I was led back to the front desk where I received a copy of my X-rays on a CD to keep as a reference. I set up my next appointment that would begin my journey back to wellness. A journey that would bring my body back to that ideal straight line versus my current zigzag. That would strengthen the muscles around my spine and loosen the grip of other muscles that are not doing what they should. I likened it to creating that solid foundation upon which we build a home. Ensuring that the foundation is strong and built as it should will allow the home to operate as it should – without sinking, leaking, or cracking. A home in alignment is designed to keep a family safe, happy, and thriving just as a body that is in alignment – keeping us safer from health issues, happier, and thriving as we age.