Patient Education

Subluxation

Subluxation is a misaligned spinal bone (vertebrae) which causes compression, tension, irritation and damage to the Central Nervous System. The Central Nervous System, which is made up of the Brain, Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves, totally controls all functions and healing in the human body. As the central generator of all life, it needs maximum protection. For that reason, the Central Nervous System is located inside the armor-like bones of the spinal column and skull.

Subluxations are caused by a lifetime of stress and trauma. Slips, falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, poor posture, bad sleeping habits, stress at work, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, toxins, or even childhood mishaps and the birthing process itself can all cause the spinal cord to move out of its normal position.

Symptoms are the body’s warning signals that something has been malfunctioning for some time and has needed attention. In most cases subluxation is present without symptom or warning. Usually, subluxation has existed for many years by the time a symptom arrives.

The purpose of a chiropractic evaluation in our office is to find if subluxation is interfering with your Central Nervous System causing malfunction. If we find subluxations on your exam, nerve tests, and/or x-ray studies, WE CAN HELP YOU.