A Subluxation or Vertebral Subluxation occurs when a bone in your spine, known as a vertebra, moves out of its normal position and gets stuck there. Because it is stuck and can't re-align, it is also referred to as a "Fixation", or vertebrae "fixed" in place. Vertebral Subluxations have a negative impact on the local nerves that exit between the vertebrae causing malfunction of the nerve signals. This causes either:
- Too Much Nerve Impulse
- Too Little Nerve Impulse
With too much nerve impulse, normal functions of the body can get over-activated. An example of this is muscle spasm. Muscle spasm can occur when too many nerve impulses are being sent to a single muscle or group of muscles.
With too little nerve impulse, normal functions of the body can become under activated. An example of this is muscle weakness. Muscle weakness can occur when not enough nerve impulses are being sent to a single muscle or group of muscles.
So how does this affect you? In general terms your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. From the wiggling of your toes, to the beating of your heart. With out normal nerve impulses to all parts of the body, the body cannot function at 100% of its God given potential. With subluxations in the spine we may experience painful conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches etc. or we may just not feel good. When the subluxations are minor we may have no symptoms at all, however it is just a matter of time until they are eventually triggered by some life event. Subluxations need to be corrected.
The diagram below is an artist's rendering of a subluxation
It is a Chiropractors job, thru physical examination to find any subluxations that exist in your spine and then to correct or reduce them by giving them an "adjustment."
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing pain contact our office to schedule a free NO obligation consultation with the doctor or email Dr. Garber with a question concerning your case for a quick response. Garber Chiropractic Care Center 770-386-7707
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