What is a Subluxations?

subluxationIn the Chiropractic world, Vertebral subluxations is known as a set of signs and symptoms of the spinal column that is causing chronic or acute pain or discomfort.

When one or more vertebrae becomes out of position and/or loses its range of motion, it can obstruct with the normal function of the nervous system that the vertebral bones were meant to house and protect. This obstruction can happen as pressure or irritation on the spinal cord, or on the nerve roots as they travel out of the spinal column.

What Causes Subluxations?

The main three components that cause subluxations include:

Trauma — Trauma subluxations are the most simplest to understand because they happen mainly by force of impact. Most people know that certain situations like car accidents cause trauma to your body. However, there are daily things that we encounter that can cause trauma as well, such as constantly carrying your body a certain way, wearing high heels, sleeping on your stomach, crossing your legs, or looking down at a computer monitor constantly.

Toxins — We encounter toxins every day of our lives. Our bodies are always working to achieve a complete balance of chemicals–known as homeostasis. If any toxin disrupts this state, subluxations can occur. Toxins can seep into the body in various ways: through processed and GMO foods, air pollution, chemicals in your cleaning supplies and even the water you’re drinking—and the plastic bottle it came in.

Stress — Stress is known as the number one cause of subluxations. In fact, research has shown that approximately 83 percent of working adults in the United States report they are stressed about their job. When you become stressed, your neck and upper back involuntarily become tight. This constant amount of stress and tension can cause emotional stressors and chemical imbalances within the body.

What Are The Symptoms of Subluxations?

Common symptoms of Subluxations include:

  • Severe pain
  • Visible displacement and deformity of the joint
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving.
  • Joint Pain
  • Balance issues
  • Pain in the neck or back
  • Tenderness and stiffness in the back
  • Spinal muscle spasms
  • Reduced range of motion and mobility
  • Low energy

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Subluxations

The goal of chiropractic care is to detect, reduce, and help prevent the Vertebral Subluxation using chiropractic manipulation as the primary form of treatment. Using various chiropractic spinal adjustments, massage therapy and exercise techniques, chiropractic care has been proven to reduce stress, pain and symptoms caused by various subluxations.

If you or a loved one is suffering from subluxations, Call Caron Chiropractic today at 651-255-9999. Life is too short, don’t suffer from pain anymore!