A subluxation occurs when one or more bones in the spine are out of alignment or moves improperly and disrupts nerve communication between the brain and the rest of the body. As a stress response, muscles may spasm, spinal bones lock and nearby nerves are irritated or obstructed.
Garbled nerve communication can be the source of many health problems. The central nervous system controls every cell, organ, tissue and body function. Since the nerve impulses travel through the spine it is important to have a spine without subluxations.
A chiropractic exam is the only way to identify subluxations and only chiropractic adjustments can lessen their effects on the nervous system.
Frequently Asked Questions:
While not a common topic of conversation, even with your primary care physician, subluxations are often the source of many health problems.
The three main sources of subluxations. Physical reasons are due to falls and accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting. Fear, grief, stress and anger are emotional causes for subluxations. Chemicals responsible for subluxations include pollution, drugs, poor diet and alcohol.
The best way to correct subluxations is for a series of chiropractic adjustments. Changing the position and motion of bones in the spine is accomplished by applying just the right pressure, in the correct location and at the proper time, over time.
This type of health issue is not visible to the casual observer. A thorough examination in a chiropractor’s office is the best way to tell if you have subluxations, where they are located and their severity.
Subluxations can sometimes resolve themselves over time, since our bodies are able to correct many minor issues on their own. For subluxations that do not self-correct, a chiropractor can initiate an effective adjustment!