Defining a Subluxation

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Vertebral SubluxationSubluxation, Vertebral Subluxation, Vertebral Subluxation Complex or simply Nerve Interference. Regardless of its name, it may be a term you haven’t heard before.

Chiropractors are the only licensed professionals who know how to detect and reduce it. But what exactly is it?

Subluxations occur when spinal vertebrae lose their normal motion or position. This can irritate neighboring nerves that extend out from the spinal column to organs and tissues of your body.

Because nerves carry messages between your brain and your body that control and regulate everything, subluxations are extremely important!

Common Causes of Subluxations

Car accidents, a slip or fall, a sports injury, repetitive movements, improper lifting, inadequate sleep and bad posture all could result in subluxation.

Emotional causes, such as grief over the death of a loved one, anger and other negative emotions that affect muscle tone can produce a burden on your body.

Chemical causes, that may result from poor nutrition, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse and toxins in your external environment, food and water.

Chiropractors receive special training to adjust the spine, which is designed to help reduce the nerve interference and allow the body to function more normally. Longstanding subluxations may require a series of visits to decrease.

The biggest problem with subluxations is the fact that you typically don’t even know that you have them!

Regular chiropractic checkups, even without obvious symptoms, can keep your nervous system optimized; much the same as receiving regular dental care keeps your teeth and gums healthy.

If you have any questions about subluxations or the effects that they can have on your health, please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or contact from our website at any time by submitting a Contact Form.