First let’s define a subluxation.  A subluxation is a misalignment of a bone.  This misalignment in the spine can put pressure on your spinal nerve roots and can result in pain, inflammation and limited range of motion.  A subluxation can also occur in your wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet.  Basically any movable synovial joint.  Meaning a joint that you can “pop” or “crack.”

I’m sure you have stepped off a curb that you didn’t see and had that jarring sensation in your back.  Or reach over your head and had a tugging feeling in your back or neck.  Or woke up with a stiff neck that you keep stretching and feels like it should just crack and release.  These are all good examples of what a subluxation feels like.  Left untreated it can cause lingering problems later on.

A lot of times in practice I hear, “well my back hurt about a year ago then it went away and now it’s back again.”  In this example it’s not that the back pain went away, it’s that it was never fixed the first time.  The subluxation was still in the joint and finally applied enough pressure to the nerve root to cause pain again.

Chiropractors specialize in adjusting subluxations.  With gentle pressure with our hands or a clicking instrument we are able to realign the bones and improve the range of motion, decrease swelling and pain.  Chiropractic is gentle, safe and effective.  Give us a call to find out if chiropractic is right for you.

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