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Chiropractic Care and Subluxations

By Paul Rothbart

There are numerous injuries that can occur in any part of the body. One of the more common injuries to the spine and joints is a subluxation. This is a partial dislocation that can limit mobility and range of motion as well as cause significant pain. Subluxations can be caused by a fall or other trauma and are frequently the result of repetitive motion. Poor posture and sitting or standing for long periods are prime candidates for causing this type of injury. Left untreated, a subluxation can get worse and cause permanent damage. An option that is often very successful in treating subluxations is chiropractic care.

Symptoms of a Subluxation

The most noticeable symptom of a subluxation is the pain, which can be severe. There is also often swelling around the joint and you may experience numbness or tingling. A subluxation in the spine can cause these sensations in other parts of the body, as the spinal cord connects to all of them. There may also be bruising and a loss of mobility is nearly always a symptom. You may feel that the joint just does not function the way that it should. 

Types of Subluxations

Subluxation of the vertebrae can be caused by a traumatic injury. It is also very common for remaining in a position that puts an unnatural curve in the spine to cause this type of problem, especially if it is done for long periods. 

Shoulder subluxations happen when the ball of the upper arm is partially dislodged from the shoulder blade. Sports and activities that involve repeatedly raising the arm over the shoulder can strain tendons and cause the subluxation.

Though not as common, elbows can also be subluxated. This often happens when a person falls and puts their hands out to break the fall. The shock of hitting the ground strains tendons and shifts the joint.

The patellar subluxation happens when the kneecap is partially dislodged from the groove it normally sits in. This can happen as a result of an injury or repetitive motion such as climbing and descending stairs.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors are thoroughly trained to diagnose and repair subluxations in any part of the body. The procedure is non-invasive and involves no drugs. Chiropractors use a series of manipulations to make the proper adjustment. They treat the body as a whole and get every part working together. For anyone suffering from pain, chiropractic care is worth considering.

Subluxations can happen in the spine and joints and they are fairly common injuries. If you are suffering from pain, consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that seeing a chiropractor reduces that pain and restores your mobility. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.

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