What is a Subluxation ?
Subluxations are problem areas of your spine that affect your entire nerve system. In these problem areas the spinal bones are misaligned or have lost their normal range of movement. This irritates or puts pressure on local
nerves which interferes with the communication between your brain and body (and vice
How do Subluxations
The stresses and strains of everyday living such as
housework, gardening, desk work, lifting, or even sleeping on the couch, can cause spinal
problems. So can falls, accidents (especially car accidents), sports activities and
injuries. In children, subluxations may occur during the birth process, while
to walk and play, and from everyday childhood activities.
What are Some Warning
Signs of Subluxations?
Symptoms such as headaches, back pain, neck stiffness, pain
in your shoulders, arms or legs, numbness in your hands or feet, or nerveness are the
most common signs of subluxations. But like a tooth cavity, most people will have a
subluxation long before they notice any symptoms.
How are Subluxations
Your chiropractor will reduce and correct subluxations
with highly skilled adjustments to your spine. If the subluxations have been present a
short time, you may need only a few adjustments. However, long-term, chronic subluxations
will require more frequent adjustments to retrain the problem areas of the spine to hold
the vertebrae in their normal, healthy positions. As subluxations are corrected, your
nerve system starts to function properly again and your body heals itself.
How can I Avoid
If you want to keep subluxations from recurring,
or new ones from developing, it's best to have periodic adjustments. Combined with a
sensible diet and moderate exercise, chiropractic care can help you enjoy the best of
health for the rest of your life. Seeing a chiropractor should go with everyone's job!
you from enjoying
the best of health. Only a chiropractor
is trained to correct them.
Complex - see which spinal joints may be the cause of your health problems.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex -
more technical description.
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