What is Subluxation of the Spine?
The spine, or backbone, is comprised of 33 separate bones. When any part of the spine is partially dislocated, it is called a “subluxation.” Essentially, one of the vertebrae in the spine has moved out of position after a sudden motion, a fall, trauma, due to poor posture, lifting, or even sleeping in the incorrect position. A subluxation of the spine can bring about many painful symptoms, and a reduced quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Back pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint pain
- Low energy
- Muscle spasms
- Reduced mobility
- Tingling in the extremities
Chiropractic Treatment for Subluxation of the Spine
Chiropractors specialize in correcting body structural misalignments and restoring normal motion and function. The process to treat a subluxation will include a spinal adjustment. Pressure is applied to a specific area of the back to move the out-of-alignment vertebrae back into the correct position, and finally bringing relief. Rather than treating chronic back pain with pain medications, many back pains, aches, stiffness, and other symptoms can be resolved with regular chiropractic treatment and care.
Help Your Body Heal: Regular Chiropractic Treatments
The body has the ability to heal itself when conditions are right. The nervous system rules all body functions, and ensuring the nerve paths are free to send and receive signals has a significant impact on overall body health, including organ function. It is important to maintain spinal health and to resolve any misalignment as quickly as possible. Initially, with a vertebra misaligned, it may present no symptoms, or just minor issues such as fatigue. More symptoms arise when the condition remains untreated. With a regular spinal adjustment, you can greatly aid your general health and wellness.
Chiropractic Treatments for Skiers and Snowboarders
Nothing is as thrilling as the rush of flying through fresh powder. For skiers and snowboarders, a fall is part of the sport, but without treatment, will eventually limit motion. In the end, the slopes can take a toll on the body. Ongoing chiropractic treatments can keep your body and spine functioning at its peak. After an injury, ensuring that the nerve channels are functioning as they should can mean faster healing, and reduces the need for pharmaceutical painkillers.
Spinal Adjustments for Better Performance, Health, and Happiness
We can take a hint from professional athletes who count upon chiropractic treatments to keep them performing their best. Most pro sports teams have a chiropractor on staff. Granted, many sports, including skiing, involve heavy impacts and a high potential for spinal misalignment. A minor fender-bender can create a similar impact as the body is thrown forward or back upon impact. A heavy fall on the ski hill can lead to long term problems if not treated correctly.
A habit of bad posture, or working at a desk in same position for hours can lead to a person suffering various ills and pains associated with a subluxation of the spine. You can help your body heal naturally with the help of drug-free, healthy chiropractic treatments. If you are suffering any of the symptoms of a subluxation, schedule an appointment to have your condition diagnosed and treated by Dr. Sean Mann of Chiropractic Works of Park City, UT, where we treat acute and chronic back pain naturally.
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