Subluxations are the cause of many health issues, and are often referred to as Pinched Nerves.
- Subluxations can be caused by almost any activity.
- Symptoms such as headaches, back pain, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, arm or leg pain, numbness in your hands or feet, or nervousness are the most common signs of subluxations.
Of course, potentially traumatic events, such as falls, accidents, sports activities and exercise expose people to risks of developing problematic subluxations. But almost any activity, like housework, deskwork and even sleeping can produce subluxations of the spine. In children, subluxation can initially occur during the birth process, learning to walk and during play.
Much like tooth decay, most people will have a subluxation long before they notice any symptoms. Treatments in our office will reduce and eliminate problem-causing subluxations with specific chiropractic adjustments. If the subluxations have been present only a short time, you may need only a few adjustments to alleviate the problem. However, long-term, chronic subluxations will require more frequent adjustments to retrain the problem areas of the spine to hold the vertebrae in their normal, healthy positions. As subluxations are corrected, your nervous system starts to function properly again and your body heals itself.
Chiropractic care can reduce, stop and possibly reverse your spinal degeneration.
The Healthy Spine
- gentle curves
- disc spaces are even
- bones are smooth
- full range of motion without pain
- can handle more physical and mental stress
Degeneration Phase 1
- loss of normal spinal curve
- disc, joint, muscle and nerve damage
- less energy
- posture is distorted
- height may decrease
Degeneration Phase 2
- increasing decay, disc narrowing and bone deformation
- spinal canal narrowing (stenosis) may occur
- aches and pains more common
- height decrease continues
Degeneration Phase 3
- greater posture imbalance
- increase nerve damage
- advanced bone deformation
- loss of energy
- loss of height