What causes vertebral subluxations? Subluxations result from any type of stress on the body, whether it is physical, mental, emotional, or chemical. They can occur as early as in newborns during the birthing process. Other examples of physical stress would be auto accidents, sports injuries, poor posture, or poor sleeping habits. Mental or emotional stress would result from the loss of a loved one, home or job pressure, or any other type of anxiety, and chemical stress could be due to poor diet or drug use.
Uncorrected vertebral subluxations will eventually lead to a breakdown of the bodily systems and a state of "dis-ease". You would experience this in the form of pain, weakness, numbness, or a malfunctioning organ or body part. In addition, an uncorrected subluxation will eventually culminate in degeneration of the vertebrae themselves, a disease we know as osteoarthritis.
So, how do we correct these vertebral subluxations? A visit to the chiropractor will determine the location of the spinal nerve stress during a spinal analysis. Afterwards, Chiropractors deliver spinal adjustments at the site of these subluxations to correct them. During the adjustment, a measured force is delivered to the specific vertebra that is misaligned to eliminate or reduce the nerve stress that is present. Most Chiropractors use their hands to adjust patients, but other manners of adjustments can also be incorporated.
Relieving the body of subluxations is a valuable and significant way to maintain proper health. Americans accept engaging in regular dental checkups to maintain their dental health. Now, we must realize that regular chiropractic checkups are even more important, for what is more vital to one's health, your teeth or your spine? The answer should be quite obvious. Therefore, getting regular chiropractic checkups at every age is vital to uphold a healthy spine, which, in turn, will help to sustain a strong body and healthy lifestyle.