The easiest way to explain a subluxation is by breaking it down; sub = less than | luxation = dislocation. Primarily, a subluxation is a result of improper motion changing the positioning of spinal bones, disrupting nerve communications between your brain and your body.
Subluxations are a stress response; your spinal bones begin to lock up, and your muscles can begin to have spasms.
This adds pressure to adjacent nerves which interfere with your body’s ability
to communicate between the brain and parts of your body.
Did you know that pain in your hands could be a problem in your neck? Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. It controls this by sending nerves down your spine, as your spine acts as the communication highway for your brain, sending information out and taking information in. Therefore, having a straight spine without any subluxations is essential for optimal health.
As a person ages, their bones and muscles suffer a gradual loss of normal structure and functioning. Pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots could be caused by slipped or herniated discs, narrowing of the spinal canal or even the breakdown of the cartilage at the spinal joints!
The best way to determine whether someone has degenerative spine conditions or subluxations begins with an X-ray study of the backbones. Furthermore, performing an X-ray on a patient can also determine possible arthritis symptoms, narrowing of the intervertebral discs and even possible unnatural curvatures of the spine! Find out if your body has any subluxations before it becomes more difficult to correct!