What is Spinal Subluxation and How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help?Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, 5:33 am
Chiropractic care involves a special focus on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures. Chiropractors while providing chiropractic services will focus on investigating the level of your spinal health. They will check for areas of spinal misalignments and joint restrictions called spinal subluxations.
The International Chiropractors Association defines ‘spinal subluxation’ or ‘vertebral subluxation’ as “the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body”.So this common chiropractic term is used to describe a specific set of signs and symptoms of the spinal column which can affect both adults and children. Subluxation can be found in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back) or lumbar (low back) region.
It is important to detect spinal conditions before they become more serious and difficult to correct. Usually presented with pain and sometimes difficulty in turning your spine, this can lead to major issues. These structural and functional issues can interfere with the smooth functioning of the nervous system and with the control and regulation of bodily functions. As your nervous system controls the cells, tissues, organs and systems of your body, vertebral misalignments will affect your overall health.
Chiropractors use a variety of tests to detect spinal misalignment:
- X-rays to screen for tenderness, muscle spasm, joint restriction and misalignment – the common indicators of spinal subluxation
- Checks for leg length imbalance and muscle weakness
- Instruments to evaluate spinal muscle tone problems or skin temperature variations
- Neurological tests
- Orthopedic tests to check the structural and functional integrity of the spinal column and rule out nerve injuries
With this and other comprehensive assessment, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to correct the spinal misalignment and ease the areas of restricted subluxation.
Chiropractors treat spinal subluxation with special manual adjustment techniques. Hands-on manipulation of the spinal column using diversified and non-force techniques can effectively reduce or eliminate pain and restore function and balance. The adjustments will work to:
- realign the spinal joints
- stretch constricted muscles and ligaments
- improve circulation in the area
- Address chronic joint pain and inflammation
- stimulate nervous system
Along with this, the chiropractormay recommend specific exercises to correct postural distortions and structural misalignments.
Serving the Long Island area, CHG has chiropractors who are highly skilled in assessing patients and helping them enhance their spine health levels with customized treatment plans.
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