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How Do Subluxations Hurt You?

By Stepy Kamei

You probably are very aware of the many potential threats to your health and well-being: Injuries, illnesses, infections, and more. However, are you aware of what a subluxation is, and how it can negatively impact your health? Most people who have never been to a chiropractor's office are generally unaware of the importance of maintaining spinal health -- let alone the many ways in which it can be threatened and even seriously harmed.

Take into account the fact that a problem within the spinal column can lead to all kinds of health issues throughout the body, and you know you've got a potentially serious issue on your hands. Taking care of the health of your spinal column means taking care of your entire body. Chiropractors can help with this important goal, mainly by correcting any subluxations which may be present in your spine.

What is a Subluxation?

When chiropractors bring up this term, they're referring to any sort of misalignment or abnormal placement of one or more vertebra of the spinal column. Subluxations can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including falls, muscle strains, and even high amounts of stress and anxiety. Many people suffer from vertebral subluxations without even realizing it, yet notice a huge improvement in the way they feel, physically and mentally, after receiving an alignment from a licensed doctor of chiropratic. 

A subluxation can, most obviously, lead to feelings of pain, stiffness, and general discomfort in the back. However, a subluxation can also harm other areas and functions within your body. For instance, scientific studies have found a distinct correlation between people with subluxations and a higher likelihood of developing issues such as high blood pressure, frequent headaches, weight gain, and insomnia. This is mostly due to the fact that the spinal column serves to keep the entire body in balance, as well as protecting the central nervous system. This is why, if the spine is somehow placed out of alignment, this can bring the entire body out of balance -- not to mention it can impact the functions of the central nervous system as well. 

Consider The Joint

If you want to take care of your health before it overtakes your everyday life, you'll want to consider making chiropractic adjustments a regular part of your health and wellness treatment regimen. Consider choosing The Joint Chiropractic clinics to get started on improving your overall sense of well-being -- no appointment needed!

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