What is a subluxation?
Subluxations cause the body to malfunction and be in a state of dis-ease which results in lowered resistance to disease, pain, imbalance and fatigue. It can pave the way for ill heath in almost any part of the body and can slowly eat away at your health and vitality for years without your realising it.
Subluxations alter the movement of the spine and may lead to irritation of the nerves and blood vessels branching out from the spinal cord. This then interferes with the normal flow of nerve impulses and messages along the spine and entire nervous system. When these nerves, spinal cord and reflex pathways are interfered with is can then cause abnormal function and lowered health potential due to it impairing your body’s innate ability to function at 100%.
Subluxation damage includes components from many areas in your body:
– Joint damage is apparent when you are unable to reach normal range of motion. An example of this is when you are unable to reverse the car due to inability of your neck to turn far enough.
– Nerve damage is caused by stress on your nerves. When the messages sent from your brain to the rest of your body via the spinal nerves are impaired, then the entire functioning of your body is affected.
– Muscle damage is shown when your muscles are tight, weak, in spasm, overly sensitive or sore. Your posture can also be affected, causing an imbalance and therefore body fatigue and increased joint wear and tear.
– Tissue damage can cause tender “trigger points” or sore areas within your tissues and muscles. Ligaments, cartilage, discs, tendons and internal organs may be also be affected and then lead to instability to the area and increase the risk of osteoarthritis and degeneration occurring.
– Overall body malfunction can be caused by long standing subluxations which affect your muscles, joints, ligaments and organs showing signs of wear and tear, premature aging, fatigue, less resistance to disease and lack of physical and mental vitality.
What causes a subluxation?
1. Physical stress
Injuries, accidents, slips and falls, prolonged abnormal posture, repetitive movements, poor sleeping conditions and the birth process. The birth process is one of the most traumatic events in our lives causing great stress and pressure to a young spine. This has been shown to affect your child’s ability to learn and develop properly.
2. Mental and emotional stress
Upsets, work pressure, arguments, personal traumas. life or career changes…
3. Chemical stress
Toxins, additives and chemicals used in food production, cigarette smoking, medications and other pollutants in our environment.
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How can I tell if I have a subluxation?
You can have subluxations and not even know it, however they can seriously be affected your health. Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of any subluxation you may have.
How can subluxations be corrected?
The primary form of care to reduce subluxations is a schedule of Chiropractic adjustments. By applying a specific and precise force, in the right direction and at the right time, over time, changes in the position and motion of spinal bones can be made.