Subluxation means dysfunction
Subluxation can result from the jostling of every day movements, direct trauma or seemingly innocuous actions such as sitting with poor posture. Once subluxated, the joint is liable to cause a lot of trouble: from interruption of nerve signalling to contributing to poor circulation, pain and more. Subluxation in the cervical vertebrae are particularly troubling because the nerve pain can be referred to the head, leaving you with a rather misleading headache.
Common causes of subluxation in the neck include:
- Direct trauma
- Poor posture
- Muscle spasm
Step 1 is determining the cause of your cervical subluxation
Pain is a good place to start: the pain signals are telling your body that something is wrong. When people complain of chronically sore necks with limited range of motion, we check for subluxation. Because the neck is used for so much movement, (both conscious and sub-conscious), it is vulnerable to subluxation which interrupts your nerve flow and circulation. This in turns influences mental stress that can turn into muscle tension. At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we aim to break you out of the mold of chronic stiffness and pain in the neck.
Subluxation of the cervical vertebrae responds well to chiropractic care in Dunedin
If we determine that your spinal joint(s) are out of alignment, we can set a course for treatment and move forward together to restore your spine to proper alignment and mitigate symptoms that are contributing to lower quality of life. If you are interested in finding out more about our treatment for neck pain, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.