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3 Symptoms of a Spinal Subluxation

By Genevieve Cunningham

You may have heard of the term subluxation before, but unless you’ve had personal dealings with it, you may not really understand what it is or what damage it can truly cause. The short answer is that a subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae of the spine. This can happen due to all sorts of reasons, and the side effects can vary from person to person. But one thing that all sufferers have in common is that these subluxations definitely harm your health and should be corrected. To determine whether this is a problem in your life, take a look at these common symptoms.

Pain in the Back or Neck

This is one of the most obvious symptoms of a subluxation of the spine. Pain often creeps up either in the back or neck, or sometimes it shows up in both areas. The pain can range in severity, with some people experiencing only mild discomfort and others experiencing complete debilitation. If you’re suffering from pain in the back or neck, it may be time to suspect a misalignment of the spine and get the help you need.


Headaches often occur when misalignments of the spine cause pressure and tension to build. Without any release of this tension, it builds until it reaches the base of the head and causes headaches. Headaches that seemingly pop up out of nowhere can be the result of many things, but without any known cause, a subluxation may be your answer.

An Inability to Move

The pain that comes along with misalignments of the spine can make it difficult to move. You may notice stiffness or inflexibility. You may notice that performing a task or chore is just a little more difficult than it used to be. Compounding on the problem, many people who are in pain tend to limit their exercise and general movement, which can then make the stiffness worse. If your flexibility is growing worse, getting your spine checked and aligned may be just the ticket.

How to Deal With Subluxations

If you suspect a subluxation of your spine, the best way to correct the problem is by getting chiropractic care. Chiropractors are known for their ability to find and correct these problem spots. They’ll use spinal manipulation to adjust the vertebrae of the spine back into their proper places. This may eliminate the above mentioned symptoms as well as bring other benefits to the body. If you would like to add this to your routine, check out The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint offers walk-in visits and affordable pricing to help you get the care you need without the stress. Boost the health of your spine and your body by getting to The Joint as soon as today.

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