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What Health Concerns Can Spinal Misalignments Cause?

By Stepy Kamei

A spinal misalignment doesn't exactly sound like a good problem to have, yet many people remain unaware of just how common this problem is -- let alone what it can do to degrade a person's overall health and sense of well-being. If you've been suffering from one or even multiple health issues such as insomnia, high blood pressure, or chronic back pain, yet you have no clear idea of where or when they developed, you may be surprised to find out that the source of your troubles is a misalignment in the spine. Spinal health is crucial to maintaining well-being throughout the entire body. This is why people who see a chiropractor for spinal adjustments on a regular basis tend to report higher levels of life satisfaction, as well as reduced instances of chronic pain or other health issues. 

How a Spinal Misalignment Impacts Your Whole Body

In order to understand the importance of the spine's functions, it's necessary to recognize exactly what the spine does in relation to the rest of the body. The spinal column serves to keep a person upright and balanced, but it also has an even more significant application. The spine houses and protects the central nervous system. The central nervous system is what facilitates proper communication between the body and the brain. A misalignment in the spinal column, also known as a vertebral subluxation, can interfere with this crucial function and disrupt the signals the brain is trying to pass down to the body. This often degrades the health of the entire body.

Joint dysfunction and congestion is a common result of subluxations. This occurs when muscles develop sensitive points in which the nerves are irritated as a result of a misalignment. These sensitive points can cause pain, soreness, and stiffness in the area on a chronic, long-term scale. The soft tissues surrounding the joints may also be affected by becoming rigid or inflamed, which only serves to create more pain and discomfort in the area. Subluxations higher up on the spinal cord, closer to the neck area, tend to manifest themselves in the form of frequent headaches -- sometimes, even migraines can occur. The pinched nerves at the base of the neck mean that the head is not getting the support it needs, and so pain and inflammation often develops to the point where it may become a chronic health issue. 

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