What is a subluxation?
A misalignment in the bony structures of the spine. Subluxations can create pressure or irritation on the various nerves in your spine and can cause a wide variety of symptoms throughout your body, such as localized pain, soreness, irregularity, and weakness. When pressure is applied on a nerve in your spine, the nerve energy is interrupted, and sometimes this can profoundly affect the function of other systems or organs in your body.
How do you get subluxations?
There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes include slips and falls, accidents. repetitive motions and improper lifting. Stress, anger, and fear are examples of emotional causes of subluxations. Alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet can be chemical causes of subluxations.
How do I know if I have a subluxation?
You can have subluxations and not even know it. Like tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before any warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.
Can subluxations clear up on their own?
Sometimes. Today's hectic lifestyles are a constant source of subluxations. Fortunately, our bodies have the ability to self-correct many of these minor problems as we bend and stretch, or when we sleep at night. When subluxations don't resolve, you need a chiropractic doctor!
Can children get subluxations?
Your first subluxation probably occurred from the birth process. Even "modern" childbirth methods can put tremendous pressure on an infant's spine. Poor appetite, unexplained crying, and sleeplessness may be signs of spinal subluxations.