What is Subluxation?
In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when there is misalignment in the bones of your spine that cause tension or compression to build on the delicate spinal nerves that live in and around the bony spinal column.
This tension on the nerves causes irritation and interference in how the nerves can carry signals from the brain to the vital organs and tissues and then back to the brain. Science tells us that this poor communication between your brain and body can set a person up for a shorter, less healthy lifespan. Let’s explore this a bit further:
Your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is responsible for sending messages to every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. This communication is made possible by your spinal neurologic network. This Communication network is in charge of virtually every function in your body and determines whether you enjoy good health or disease. The central nervous system is so important that nature built armor around it, your skull and spinal column.
However, even with this inborn protection, our nervous system can experience interference, injury or disturbance. We call this damage to our nervous system aSubluxation. Subluxations could potentially be a very serious threat to your continued overall health and well-being.
Subluxations can have devastating effects on your overall health and well-being.
Our primary goal is to detect and correct the subluxations that are interfering with your nervous system.
What Causes Subluxation?
Subluxations most often occur from the many traumas one can experience in a lifetime of walking, playing, exercising[Causes of Subluxation] and working. Even the emotional stresses of daily life place stress on our spines and our nerves. Common things such as poor posture from sitting in front of a computer, minor slips and falls, and even a poor diet can result in subluxations. Research shows that the very first subluxation we often encounter occurs during the birthing process.
Subluxations are inevitable after more serious falls, accidents, and trauma. Car accidents, biking accidents, heavy lifting, etc. It is extremely important to get checked following these types of major injuries. The sooner you can get checked, the faster your overall recovery!
How Do Subluxations Affect Me?
Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling from the brain to the rest of your body, messages can get unclear or lost. Since your brain tells your muscles to contract, the heart to pump, the intestines to digest, etc … a clear signal is necessary to carry on these vital life processes.
Subluxations that interfere with these messages can lead to constant muscle contraction, poor digestion, and even heart problems like high blood pressure. The affects of vertebral subluxations are numerous and should be taken seriously.
How Do I Know if I Have Subluxations?
Many health problems, including subluxations, are subtle in the early stages of development. In the same way that a cavity or heart problem can be overlooked before causing pain or other warning signs, a spinal problem may develop and exist for years before causing difficulties.
This is why it is important to be checked by a chiropractor who is an expert at locating subluxations. To detect the possible onset of a subluxation, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination, including a detailed history, orthopedic, neurological and postural evaluations, and possibly an X-ray (radiographs) if necessary.
Core Chiropractic Studio and Wellness Center takes locating subluxations to another level through using the Insight Millenium Subluxation Station. This is cutting-edge, non-invasive computer technology that helps located areas of dysfunction in the body. Chiropractors utilizing this technology are part of an elite group that offers total body health evaluations and complete wellness treatments.
How are Subluxations Treated?
A highly trained Doctor of Chiropractic can locate and correct subluxations. Subluxations are easily corrected through the precise delivery of a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are quick, safe, and highly effective.Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be experts at correcting subluxations.
What if Subluxations are not Corrected?
Degeneration, aging, and a loss in your total body health. Optimal health cannot be achieved if signals from the brain and body are unclear or absent. The brain and tissues of the body can become compromised, resulting in a wide arrange of problems.
The subluxation also causes changes to the structures around it. These changes get progressively worse over time if uncorrected. These changes take the form of ongoing degeneration known as "subluxation degeneration". By understanding the type and amount of changes, it is possible to reasonably estimate the time subluxations have been present in a spine. Having this information is useful in understanding the time and effort needed for correction.