What is Subluxation?
Subluxation, commonly known as pinched nerves, is a common type of misalignment in the spine area, resulting in nerve pressure or irritation. Even the slightest misalignment can produce pressure and the irritation of the nerves, which results in the improper communication of important nerve impulses to the different organs, cells, and tissues of the body. The greater the misalignment, the more severe it will result in pain, discomfort, and illness.
Spine and Nerves
Located in the skull, the brain is the central controller where all nerves are joined. The skull is based on top of the spinal column whose vertebrae houses the spinal cords which extend downward and sends signals and impulses to specific areas of the body, integrally connecting the brain to the other organs of the body.
What Are Its Causes?
Subluxation can be caused by everyday activity, even the simple acts of twisting or turning, and sometimes become chronic, resulting in severe and painful conditions. Any injuries may often cause major subluxations and can produce the shock that overloads the nervous system’s protective mechanism. Even the mere pull of gravity on your body overcomes body balance and poor posture can misalign the spinal vertebrae and the abnormal function of the cells, tissues, and organs can result from the nerve irritation produced by subluxation.
Through extensive research, it has been proven that even the slightest pressure on the root of the spinal nerve, even for a few minutes, reduces the functioning of the nerves by 60 percent. Exerting the same degree of pressure for a prolonged period of time causes nerve fibers and roots to rupture, which in turn produces poisons which spread to surrounding tissues. These poisons, when absorbed by the nerves will in time destroy them.
How Can It Affect Your Health?
Through extensive research, it has been proven that even the slightest pressure on the root of the spinal nerve, even for a few minutes, reduces the functioning of the nerves by 60 percent. Exerting the same degree of pressure for a prolonged period of time causes nerve fibers and roots to rupture, which in turn produces poisons which spread to surrounding tissues. These poisons, when absorbed by the nerves, will, in time, destroy them.
What Are The Symptoms?
There are numerous alarming symptoms that indicate possible nerve pressure or irritation caused by subluxation. Common pain such as headaches, a stiffness of the neck, pain in the shoulder and back area, pain in the arms and legs, numbness in the limbs, or even general nervousness may be the result of subluxation. A chronic headache, for example, may be a result of impinged nerves at the base of the head. These signals are the body’s way of telling you that there is something wrong, and if left untreated the symptoms will continue to increase and produce even more severe pain, or injury.
How To Correct Subluxation?
Subluxations can be detected through spinal examinations with the use of X-Ray. Chiropractors can then perform spinal adjustments, where the vertebra is gently moved back into the normal position which can remove the interference in the body’s normal nerve flow.
A few adjustments can correct acute subluxations, while more frequent adjustments to the vertebrae are needed to cure chronic subluxations.
A normal flow of communication to and from the brain from the cells, tissues, and organs of the body is a necessity for a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractors are trained in assuring you with this by adjusting the spine to restore the balance of your body, correcting the misalignment of the spine, and relieving the conditions caused by subluxation. When all these conditions are cured, the body will take its natural course and heal itself.
How To Stay Healthy?
Regular chiropractic care can eliminate nerve interference and correct numerous health problems, as well as prevent other conditions from developing, enabling the body to maintain its natural resistance to illness and diseases. This allows you to maintain a preventive health care.
Along with proper nutrition, exercise, sufficient rest, a positive attitude, good posture, and a regular visit to your chiropractor for a spinal adjustment will improve the nerve functions of your body, ensuring general health.
By making yourself aware of the adverse effects of subluxation, you can avoid serious conditions which will give you a longer and healthier life.
Chiropractors are the only professionals who specialize in detecting and eliminating vertebral subluxations. Bring your whole family to visit a chiropractor and get evaluated as early as possible. Remember, an ounce of prevention is much more than a pound of cure.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor somewhere near Bellevue, Federal Way and Lakewood, WA, Blue Spring Chiropractic has 3 clinics in surrounding areas. We specialize in treating neck pain, car accident injuries, personal injury, and a whole lot more. For more questions about how chiropractic care can help with subluxation, feel free to ask our Chiropractors. Call (800)-719-4124 to get those questions answered.