Subluxations are probably the most common conditions treated by Chiropractors. Subluxations happen when vertebrae get out of alignment which can lead to a number of different health problems if left untreated. The vertebrae protect your spinal chord which is the main transmitter of messages from your brain to the rest of your body. Subluxations can disrupt the flow of those messages by obstructing the nerves’ ability to effectively transmit messages. When the brain is not permitted to communicate effectively with the rest of the body, it can lead to less than optimal organ function which, in turn, can lead to an overall less healthy body.
Subluxations can be caused by a number of different things that you do on a regular basis and may not even be aware that they are harmful to your body. Poor posture or ergonomics, poor diet and drug or alcohol use can all contribute to less than optimal spinal health. Subluxations can also be caused by physical injury including auto, work or sports related injuries. subluxations
Symptoms of Subluxations
Symptoms of subluxations come in many different forms including, neck or back pain, headaches, back spasms, joint pain, numbness in the arms or legs, fatigue or a general feeling of poor health. Even if you are not suffering from any of these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you wouldn’t benefit from a chiropractic consultation. Many patients we see describe an immediate sense of “feeling better” when they didn’t think there was anything wrong with them to begin with.
If you have any of these symptoms, or even if you don’t, we would encourage you to come in and see us. Please contact our office today for more information.