Subluxation refers to the spine moving out of alignment. Chiropractic theory holds that subluxation is the cause of many problems with health and thus correcting a subluxation can have a domino effect of positive outcomes in the health of both body and mind. Let’s begin by looking at how subluxation throws a wrench in the works of your nervous system.
Subluxation creates a network of challenges for your nerves
The spinal column is the conduit for the nervous system; nerve signals travel up and down to communicate the minutest and most split-second commands, sensations and information between brain and body. This communication is facilitated by 31 pairs of nerve roots exiting from every level of the spine and subluxation puts this delicate system in jeopardy.
When we allow the vertebrae move out of position, the nerves become compressed, (many people say pinched), to varying degrees. Nerve compression causes dysfunction and pain- here are some of the most common symptoms of subluxation:
- Nerve pain
- Tissue surrounding vertebral joints becomes inflamed
- Stress caused by subluxation contributes to tightening of the muscles
- Painful swelling occurs
- All of this contributes to limited range of motion which stops you moving
- And the symptoms get worse for it.
Let’s break you out of the vicious cycle caused by subluxation today!
If the cycle perpetuates itself, we need to start at the root of the problem- the subluxation. Through modalities such as manual chiropractic adjustment, mobilization and spinal decompression, we allow the spine to return to a natural alignment, freeing your nerves of compression and improving your experience with the associated symptoms. If you are interested in breaking out of the nasty cycle of subluxation, give our office in Dunedin a call today.