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What is a Subluxation

It's Time to See Your Chiropractor When You Develop a Subluxation

The word subluxation is used to describe a condition where two connecting bones are partially out of alignment. While it's not always a major issue, this minor event can become chronic over time, causing pain and interfering with the quality of life. A subluxation can happen in anywhere in the body, even your spine. As soon as you notice you have a problem with pain in your back or around your spine, it's time to see us at Back on Track Chiropractic in Birmingham, AL, to see our chiropractor. Here's a look at the issue and why you shouldn't ignore a subluxation if you develop one.

How Your Spine Can Get Out of Alignment

A spinal subluxation occurs when two vertebrae fall out of alignment, but the joint surfaces maintain contact. Any number of things could cause this to happen, including an auto accident, poor posture from sitting for too long, or improper form when performing a repetitive motion day after day. All of these forces can put two or more vertebrae out of joint and cause a minor dislocation.

Identifying a Spinal Subluxation

You may or may not be able to feel or see a lump in your spine, but you will have pain when you try to move in a direction that requires the use of those particular vertebrae. Stiffness is another symptom of spinal subluxation, due to the fact that the vertebrae are functioning at odds with each other. Spinal muscles compensate for joints being out of alignment by tightening on one side and loosening on the other. You might find that it's easier to move in one direction, but not the other due to the muscles not functioning evenly.

Call us Today at Back on Track Chiropractic for an Appointment

Are you looking for a chiropractor in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills, AL, areas? Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you find relief from your aches and pains. We offer therapies that are proven to be effective for pain.

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