What is a subluxation
Have you ever felt “off”? You’re too tired, you have a headache, or you simply don’t sleep well? This could be an effect of a subluxation. There are over 200 bones in your body that are held together by joints, which are very close to your spinal cord. Any joint motion that is too much or too little can have a serious result.
When the spine shifts out of its normal alignment it puts pressure and irritation to your delicate nerve system which is the information superhighway that dictates every single function of your body. Your nerve system controls how much blood your heart pumps, how many times you breathe, how your body digests the food you take in, how much sleep you get and how much energy you have during the day. Your nerve system is the master control system in your body, and so you can imagine if there is irritation present from the misalignment of your spine, you will certainly be less healthy.
How do you get subluxations?
The three common causes of subluxations are physical, emotion, and chemical. Physical subluxations can be caused by slipping and falling, car accident, or repetitive motion such as in sports. Emotional subluxations can stem from stress, anger or fear. Chemical subluxations are a result from alcohol, drugs, a poor diet, and pollution, just to name a few.
How do you know if you have a subluxation?
You can have a subluxation and not even know it. Just like you go to your dentist to check for tooth decay or cavities, you should see a chiropractor on a regular basis to get your spine checked. Subluxations can be present before any warning sign (or pain) appears. Your chiropractic doctor and intern will be able to locate and determine the severity.
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Chiropractic doctors are the only licensed health care professionals that are dedicated to finding, reducing, and preventing spinal subluxations.