What is Vertebral Subluxation?
Subluxation, which is oftentimes referred to as vertebral subluxation, occurs when the spine becomes misaligned and obstructs nerve flow. This can compromise movement and can lead to many unwanted health problems that people suffer with regularly. Subluxation can cause a wide range of negative effects on the body, such as nerve flow obstruction, disc degeneration, bone spurs, as well as changes in the ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Most frequently, subluxation occurs in the neck, mid back lower back, or hip bones, but can occur in other joints as well. Some common symptoms associated with subluxation can include neck pain, low back pain, headaches, sciatica or leg pain, shoulder or arm pain, decreased mobility, muscle spasms or tenderness, and inflammation. Since having subluxations can potentially impair natural nerve function and compromise the body’s ability to maintain optimal health, it is important to have your spine evaluated to see how chiropractic might help improve the nerve flow which may result in better functioning of the nervous system.
What Causes Vertebral Subluxation?
Subluxation is caused by a wide range of traumas and stresses. Physical trauma as well as emotional stress, physical stress, and chemical stress, are just a few of the daily occurrences that can cause subluxation. Subluxation can be caused by car accidents, sitting for too long, alcohol or drug abuse, poor posture, repetitive motions, sports injuries, improper lifting, and more. Poor diet and nutrition can also be contributing factors to vertebral subluxation.
Correcting your Vertebral Subluxations
Chiropractic care specifically addresses vertebral subluxations by properly realigning the affected vertebra allowing for improved nerve flow often resulting in better health and well-being. Vertebral subluxation left uncorrected can possibly lead to degenerative disc disease or other complications. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned or other types of pain or conditions, it is possible that vertebral subluxations could be affecting your body’s ability to heal. At Ehlich Family Chiropractic in Greer South Carolina, our focus is on you and helping you return to a healthier state. Our knowledge, skills and experience allow us to have a wide range of possibilities to help. When seeking care for your spine, you want an office with experience and knowledge in handling a variety of cases. At Ehlich Family Chiropractic, we offer a customized approach to help you reach your health goals. When it comes to your spinal care, you want doctors with experienced, trusted by thousands for more than 30 years.