A spinal subluxation is when you have a full or partial dislocation of the joints in your spine that allow for upper body movement. Because your spine is such a big part of all movement in your body, a subluxation can include many easy-to-notice symptoms, such as:
- Pain or swelling around the joint
- A sensation of joint instability
- Limited mobility
However, you may have a spinal subluxation without experiencing any symptoms at all. This is because the spinal misalignment causes pressure on the nerves over time, and you may not notice any symptoms right away. However, if your spine continues in this state, you may begin to experience the symptoms listed above, potentially resulting in permanent damage.
What Causes a Spinal Subluxation?
A spinal subluxation can develop for many different reasons. What’s important to note is that a subluxation is a stress response, and our muscles respond to this stress by going into spasms. This, in turn, may cause the spinal bones to lock up and joints to no longer move the way they should.
Any type of stressor can potentially cause a spinal subluxation, including physical stresses such as falls or car accidents, emotional stress, or chemical stress.
Can a Subluxation Clear Up On Its Own?
Whether or not a spinal subluxation can clear up on its own depends on is how severe or acute the spinal subluxation is to begin with.
The body is an amazing creation with the power to heal itself in many situations. If your spinal subluxation is small and minor, it can absolutely clear up on its own. If you’re an otherwise healthy person, your normal activities such as walking, stretching, bending, and moving will often help your spine readjust all by itself.
However, some subluxations, especially when they’re more serious, will not correct themselves over time through normal movement. When this happens, it’s time to see your chiropractor for a chiropractic adjustment.
What Happens During a Chiropractic Adjustment for Spinal Subluxation?
To correct a spinal subluxation, you will need chiropractic adjustments to change the position of your spinal joints so they no longer put pressure on your nerves.
This is done by applying specific and precise force on your spine in the right direction to help the displaced vertebrae move back to its proper position. You may feel a few pops and cracks as your spine moves back into place, but the good news is you shouldn’t feel any pain when it’s complete.
A series of adjustments may be needed to help the body adjust to holding the spine in its proper position and alleviate stress on the nerves. Over time, you’ll feel relief from your previous symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment With Us Today
Your chiropractor can help you realign your spine and relieve the symptoms associated with a spinal subluxation. Schedule your appointment with Cianci Chiropractic today.