What is a Subluxation?

When a bone in the spinal column (aka vertebra) misaligns, it moves backwards towards the spinal cord and the nerves that transmit information between the brain and the cells of the body.  A subluxation is nerve interference that is the result of a misaligned bone.

Why do Subluxations Matter?

Subluxations can impede your body’s ability to function in infinite ways due to the fact that your body’s internal communication has been disrupted.  Everyone can be affected differently.  Possible effects range from foot pain to migraines and every part of your body in between.

Will I Know if I Have a Subluxation?

Maybe.  There are many indicators.  However, most of us are not that in tune with what our bodies are trying to tell us.  You may notice

Obvious Signs

    • Pain

    • Numbness
    • Tingling
    • Stiffness
    • Frequent Sickness
    • Headaches

Less Obvious

    • I just don’t feel good.
    • I can’t move my body quite right.

These are just a few examples.  We’re all different!!!

What Causes Subluxations?

There can be many contributing factors (emotional, chemical, or physical).  These can range from completely unnoticed occurrences to major traumas.

For instance:

    • Difficult Birth – abnormal pressure applied to musculoskeletal system
    • Learning to Walk – Oops…you fell down… more than once
    • Sports – you got tackled…HARD
    • 1st Job & Adult Bills – STESS!!!!!!
    • Exercising to Keep the Pounds off – lifted those weights wrong
    • Sneezed Hard (or not) – aggravated a rib
    • Car Accident – whiplash
    • Fell down a step (or a flight) – UH OH!!!

I could go on and on but I hope you get the point by now.  We accumulate traumas (minor to major) our whole lives.  It’s part of living a full and active life!  The problem arises when we don’t address them.


How are Subluxations Corrected?

Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of removing these subluxations by hand.  This is called an adjustment.  Luckily for you, it’s our specialty!