SUBLUXATION - A SILENT KILLER
"Correcting silent subluxations today might save you and your family from conditions that, later in life, could not possibly be ignored."
What is a Subluxation?
The spine is a sophisticated system -- both fragile and sturdy -- of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, discs, a spinal cord, and nerves. Daily activities, such as lifting and exercise, or traumatic experiences, such as automobile accidents, can sometimes cause obvious, and at other times, subtle, problems with your spinal cord. The most common problem involves a misalignment of the small bones in your spinal cord.
We call these misalignments "subluxations." Often, these misalignments create pressure or irritation on the various nerves in your spine, and can cause a wide variety of symptoms throughout your body, such as localized pain, soreness, irregularity, and weakness. When pressure is applied on a nerve in your spine, the nerve energy is interrupted, which can profoundly affect the function of other systems or organs in your body.
What does the Subluxation do?
Subluxations cause body malfunction (disease) which results in lowered resistance to disease, pain imbalance and fatigue and can pave the way for ill health in almost any part of the body. Subluxations are sometimes referred to as "silent killers" because they can slowly eat away at your health and vitality for years without your knowing it.
"If you have a Subluxation in your body, you cannot function at your best."
What causes Subluxations?
Subluxations are caused by accidents, falls, sports injuries, birth stress and other trauma or by bad posture or even emotional stress. Infants and children need to have their spines checked by a doctor of chiropractic as neurological and other health problems have been traced to spinal damage at birth or infancy.
Examples of common symptoms that may indicate a Subluxation.
Blurred vision, Bowel or bladder problems, Dizziness (also vertigo), Earaches or ringing in ears, Fatigue, Headaches, High Blood pressure, Irritability, Leg cramps, Muscle twitching, Nausea, Numbness and/or tingling, Stiffness, Swallowing difficulty, Walking or gait problems, Weakness in your arms or legs, Low back pain and/or stiffness, Neck pain and/or stiffness, Pain between the shoulder blades, Pain in the arms, legs, feet, and hands, Pain in the jaw or face and Shoulder pain.
Nearly everyone has subluxations at one time or another. It is sometimes said that if you suffer from neck and back pain you're lucky - you are aware of a problem and will (hopefully) go to a doctor of chiropractic for a checkup. The chiropractor will not only check the areas in pain, but will throw in a "bonus" and check your entire body for subluxations, even the areas that don't hurt.
Benefits of Chiropractic
Various studies have revealed the effects and benefits of subluxation correction. In addition to pain reduction, chiropractic patients also experience significant improvements in overall health and mental/emotional health. They report sleeping better, snoring less, improvements in lifting, walking, standing, sex life and social life. Benefits from chiropractic care are found in all age groups.
Get a Chiropractic Checkup Now
Because subluxations are often painless, periodic chiropractic checkups should be a part of every family's healthcare routine. Correcting silent subluxations today will help ensure greater physical and emotional health now and may well save you and your family from serious health problems that, later in life, could not possibly be ignored. We refer to this as "preventative care".