Are you experiencing constant headaches lately? Or perhaps you’ve been experiencing this really bad back pain and despite all the things you’ve done, it just won’t go away.
Perhaps the problem is more than skin deep, a subluxation.
So what is a subluxation and how does it affect you and your well-being?
A subluxation, or medically known as a vertebral subluxation, is a condition when the bones of your spine move out and create pressure where it irritates your spinal nerves, this pressure on the nerves then causes the nerves to malfunction, interfering with the signals traveling over the nerves.
So… How does this exactly affect you?
Now we all know how our nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions in our body, if anything were to interfere with the signals traveling over our nerves, these parts will not get the intended message and will not be able to function fully or may not even function at all.
Subluxations are usually a combination of several changes happening simultaneously, these changes usually starts in the spine and usually spreads out throughout your body thus many experts refer to it as VSC or vertebral subluxation complex.
How is a Subluxation Treated?
Now this is where a chiropractor steps in
Chiropractors are specially trained to detect and treat subluxations, and although it sounds simple, chiropractors needs years and years of training and practice to successfully master this procedure and to treat patients successfully.
Subluxations can be treated through a series of chiropractic adjustments done by licensed professionals, chiropractors locate subluxations, reduce them through adjustments, and eventually correct them.
Some patients may need several adjustments, meaning repeated trips to their chiropractor, to get their adjustments and help them manage their pain, while some may only need a few adjustments.
However, most patients have the right to stop their sessions especially when they feel they are better after some adjustments, but it is up to your chiropractor to decide what kind of treatment or adjustment you should undergo.
Kinds of Subluxations
As mentioned above, subluxation are a combination of several things happening all at once thus these subluxations aren’t simply confined to one area of the body, in fact, it’s more than just nerves that are affected by these subluxations. Below are the kinds of subluxations that you may encounter from your chiropractor:
Osseous Bone Component: or medically known as kinesiopathology, is a kind of subluxation in which the spine is either displaced or not moving properly and degenerating.
Nerve Component: medically known as neuropathology, or better known as the malfunctioning of the nerves and is known for its small yet profound impact on your nerves thus creating a great destruction.
Soft Tissue Component: or also known as histopathology, is a condition in which your nerves are compressed with pressure or in other cases, your spine becomes misaligned, these changes in your spine and nerves can be found anywhere near or far away from the source.
Muscle Component: or better known as myopathology, is a kind of subluxation in which the muscles are affected. It is usually caused by a reduced nerve supply which causes the muscles supporting the spine to weaken.
Chemical Component: also known as a biochemical abnormality, is when all of the components of the VSC are acting upon your body in which it causes one or more severe problems due to chemical changes.