Understanding What A Subluxation Is

Subluxation is defined in the world of chiropractic care as what occurs if one or more vertebra in your spine moves out of the correct position. When this goes on for a while and an uncorrected subluxation stay where it is, the damage to a nerve gradually gets worse and this causes various stages of subluxation degeneration to become established.

Subluxations occurs in a number of different ways. A cars and truck accident, birth trauma, athletic injuries, a fall, pregnancy, unexpected jar these are just a few examples of things that may trigger a subluxation. Additional incidence of subluxation comes from routine actions like bad posture, inaccurate lifting processes or incorrect sleeping position.


Chiropractor physician are professionals that are trained for correcting misalignments and subluxation. Chiropractors can re-set a misaligned vertebra to the correct the position of the spinal column. In some cases, the chiropractor might use instruments to identify a subluxation and restore the correct position for the spinal column.

Chiropractors do this by the use of their hands, this is called a chiropractic adjustment. This is done by applying their hands in the area of the subluxation and applying pressure in a certain way. This is a trained procedure and the manual thrust will help restore the misalignment of the vertebra. Usually there is no pain associated with the chiropractic adjustment.

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