What are subluxations?
The body depends on the free flow of nerve communication from the brain, through the spinal column, to every part of the body. When any of these nerves become twisted, the vital communication system is interrupted. These neurological interruptions are called subluxations.
What causes vertebral subluxations?
With children, subluxations often occur during the birth process. All of the pulling, pushing and twisting on the newborn’s neck and spine during the birth process often cause one or more vertebra to be pushed out of place, resulting in subluxations. As we grow up, subluxations are caused daily by falls, sports activities, accidents/injuries, bad posture, physical and emotional stress and many other things. By having a chiropractor correct these subluxations throughout your childhood and the rest of your life, your family can achieve an improved quality of life.
What are some of the warning signs of subluxations?
Subluxations can cause pain and muscle spasms. However, most of the time you will not experience any symptoms. Often symptoms such as headaches, back pain, neck stiffness, pain in your shoulders, arms or legs, numbness in your hands and feet and various other symptoms can be signs of subluxations.
How are subluxations corrected?
Doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxations. Your chiropractor will perform specific tests, as well as palpation and possibly X-Rays, to determine if and where you are subluxated. They will then deliver a specific chiropractic adjustment.