A Misunderstood Problem: Subluxations and What They Mean

Back pain is a difficult ailment to understand. Perhaps it is because the back is such a large part of the body, and so a wide variety of things can go wrong with it. Maybe it’s because back pain can be affected by such a large range of factors. Injury, sore muscles, slipped discs … the causes of pain in this area are numerous.

One of the most common causes of pain is a condition known as a subluxation. This is a complicated word for a simple problem: A misalignment of the vertebrae of the spine. Though chiropractors can find and treat this condition without much hassle, these areas tend to go undiagnosed and untreated for far too long. Why? Take a look at some basic information about subluxations, and what you can do to keep your spine as healthy as possible.

What Causes Subluxations?

There are so many answers to this question, it would take all day to list them. The truth is that the spine can become misaligned for many different reasons. An injury or fall, an athletic feat, bending or stooping incorrectly … the list could go on and on. And, sometimes you may not be able to pinpoint exactly when it occurred. Sometimes this problem just … happens.

Why Do They Go Undiagnosed or Untreated?

Subluxations absolutely come with symptoms. You might experience pain in the back, neck, or joints. You might feel a stiffness or an inflexibility in the body. Some even claim to have headaches, trouble with concentration, and insomnia. So, with all of these negative symptoms, why the hesitation? The problem is that all of these symptoms can be explained away by other factors. Oh, I’m just tired. I didn’t sleep well. I worked too hard. While all of those statements might be true, you may still have an underlying condition of a misaligned spine which further contributes to those unwanted side effects.

How Do I Get Treated?

Whether you think you have a misaligned spine or not, chiropractic care is a great option. It can treat ailments, and if none are present, it can simply boost your general health and wellness. Chiropractors are trained in the art of finding and correcting these problem spots. Once your spine is aligned and healthy, it can alleviate those pesky symptoms and leave you feeling better than ever.

Where Should I Get Care?

A great place to start is at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint offers walk-in visits (no appointments needed) and an affordable pricing plan. You can get the care you need without the hassle or worry. Get your back in shape and boost your wellness with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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