What is Subluxation?
Once proper nerve function is compromised and the ability of the brain to communicate with the body by way of the spinal cord and nerves is interfered with, the overall health and well being of the individual becomes jeopardized. In other words, the body part associated with the nerve being affected by subluxation will not work properly.
Your nervous system controls and coordinates all functions in your body. Everything from your heart beating, to your lungs breathing, to your stomach digesting food.
Subluxation is also a mechanical problem that causes the spine to degenerate. To understand the mechanical component of subuxation, it can be compared to a car tire that gets knocked out of alignment after striking a curb. Much like a care tire pulling to one side of the road wears out prematurely if not corrected, subluxation will accelerate wear and tear on the surrounding spinal muscles, ligaments, discs, joints and other spinal tissues because of the mechanical stress it generates within the spinal framework.
There are a number of symptoms commonly associated with subluxation of the spine which include, but are not limited to:
● Neck pain and stiffness, soreness, tenderness
● Low back pain and stiffness, soreness, tenderness
● Migraines, headaches
● Dizziness or balance problems
● Muscle spasm, tightness, weakness
● Reduced mobioity of the spine
● Pain, numbness, and/or tingling in the extremities
● Joint pain and stiffness stiffness
● Low energy
● Poor overall state of health
● Poor tissue healing
Many times the symptoms begin gradually. Some individuals will have soreness in the lower back upon awakening every once in a while, and they will blame it on the mattress. Or some will have neck soreness after a long day at work, and they will blame it on the job. The intensity and frequency of the pain usually increases with time. Sometimes the pain will be immediate and intense. Individuals in this category typically have a history of spinal trauma.
In some cases, individuals will experience no symptoms whatsoever since more than 90% of the nervous system has nothing to do with sensory function. Much like cancer or heart disease, symptoms are typically felt when it's too late because, in some cases, subluxation will have no effect on the sensory nerves in the early stages.
Subluxation is also similar to tooth decay in that a significant amount of damage occurs before symptoms such as pain are felt. Because the absence of pain is a very poor indicator of disease processes or state of health, we recommend periodic spinal check-ups and adjustments.
If you would like to learn more about our approach to spinal health and how we can help you to lead a pain free life, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a free consultation and exam ($250 value), please call our office at (216) 236-6335.