The Causes of Vertebral Subluxations
You may not have heard of a vertebral subluxation before, but you may have experienced one at some point in your life. In the most basic terms, a vertebral subluxation refers to a misalignment of one or more vertebrae of the spinal column. This misalignment leads to problems with pain, discomfort, and proper function of the back, and also leads to potential interference of the nerves. When a person suffer from vertebral subluxation, their body is not operating at 100 percent.
Our Fort Worth health center offers advanced chiropractic services that are specifically designed to address vertebral subluxations. Let's take a moment to consider the symptoms and causes of this back and spinal health problem.
Signs and Symptoms of Vertebral Subluxation
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of vertebral subluxation include the following:
- Problems with balance
- Back pain
- Stiffness of the back
- Weakness of the back
- Spinal muscle spasms
- Reduced spine mobility or flexibility
Vertebral subluxations have three kinds of causes: physical, chemical, and emotional. Let's break down each individually below.
Trauma and Injuries Can Cause Vertebral Subluxations
If you suffer from a back injury of some kind or experience physical trauma, this can lead to a vertebral subluxation. This could involve anything from auto accidents, sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries, and work-related injury. Whatever the case may be, it should come as no surprise that harm to the back can cause poor alignment of the vertebrae.
Toxins/Chemicals and Vertebral Subluxations
In addition to physical trauma and harm, the substances that wind up in our bodies can contribute to vertebral subluxation. This could mean the use of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, processed foods, chemical imbalances within the body, and so forth. All of these factors can have an unpredictable impact on the body.
How Negative Emotions Can Lead to Vertebral Subluxations
On top of physical and chemical issues, there is evidence that negative emotions can contribute to cases of vertebral subluxations. Stress and anxiety are often contributing factors to various kinds of body pain. Issues with grief, depression, anger, worry, and other negative emotions can similarly manifest as pain in the body.
Treatment Options for Vertebral Subluxations
When it comes to treating vertebral subluxations, it's important to undergo chiropractic care with an experienced chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to help improve spinal alignment, reducing body pain and restoring proper spinal function. Regular adjustments may be just what you need to experience reduced discomfort and lead a more fulfilling life.
Our team will focus on the alignment of the spine and also discuss factors in your life that may be contributing to vertebral subluxations, such as your diet, stress levels, your job, and so forth. By addressing the cause or causes of spinal misalignment, we can develop a custom treatment plan that helps relieve symptoms in the short-term and improves general health in the long run.
A Focus on Lasting Wellness
In addition to diagnosing and treating the symptoms of vertebral subluxation, we will be more than happy to offer tips on wellness. This may include exercises to consider, changes to your diet, and methods of relaxation and stress management. We want all of our patients to leave the practice empowered to improve their health for the foreseeable future.
Contact Texas Injury Clinic
For more information about chiropractic treatments and how they can help you with body pain and other health issues, be sure to speak with an experienced chiropractic treatment specialist. The entire team at Texas Injury Clinic is here to develop a custom treatment plan that best meets your needs.