You have more than 200 bones in your body. The point at which the bones come together creates a joint. Movement occurs at these joints through various planes of motion, some more and some less. Spinal nerves exit off of the spinal cord through spaces in-between these vertebrae and control every function of your body. Too much or too little motion, at these spinal joints, can have negative effects on your nerves and sometimes even the spinal cord.
Altered or inadequate spinal motion results in a condition called the vertebral subluxation complex, or more simply, a subluxation.
More than bones and nerves are involved. Muscles can become too tight or too weak. Discs, ligaments and other connective tissues can become inflamed. Fascial adhesions can form causing inflammation to increase. Bone spurs and arthritic degeneration can set in. Subluxations are serious.
However, the most important aspect of a subluxation is its effect on your nervous system. Compromising the way your nervous system controls and regulates your body can have consequences. Changes in the way your brain communicates with your body can cause all kinds of health problems beyond just headaches and backaches.
Your chiropractic doctor specializes in the detection, reduction and prevention of spinal subluxations.
Subluxations can exist in three different forms: physical, chemical and emotional. Physical causes include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting. Stress, anger and fear are examples of emotional causes of subluxations. Alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet can be chemical causes of subluxations.
Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. Schedule an appointment to get screened for subluxations today!
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