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If you have ever been a chiropractic patient you probably have heard the term "subluxation". Subluxations are an important element of chiropractic theory and practice. But what does it mean?
A subluxation is a joint problem that affects the function of nerves and can affect the body's organs and general health.
Your spine is a column of vertebrae (bones), cushioned by spinal discs, that are moved and supported by muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Built into these bones are openings top to bottom and through each side, Through these openings pass most of the bodies nerves from the brain. These nerves go to all the body's tissues and organs.
The subluxation theory states that a problem in the joints of the spine is able to affect the nerves that exit at that point in the spine, therefore affecting the tissue or organ to which that nerve goes.
Chiropractors believe that if the joints function properly the body will be better able to keep itself healthy.
The process of detecting a subluxation involves a very skilled, hands on evaluation of the spinal and other joints. During the examination, the chiropractor is looking for any abnormalities in the joints, unusual movement patterns, movement that causes pain and other clues that may indicate a joint problem.
Back in Line Chiropractic Center treats subluxations, usually with an adjustment or manipulation. There are many techniques for adjusting, all of which are precise and designed with a specific purpose. Adjustments are usually performed manually, though techniques that involve a hand-held instrument may also be used.
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