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What are Subluxations?

August 02, 20232 min read

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Understanding Subluxations: A Deep Dive into Spinal Health

The spine is a remarkable structure, serving as the primary support system for our body and facilitating our every move. Yet, like any other part of our body, it can experience disruptions. One such disruption that has garnered attention in the chiropractic community is the 'subluxation'. Let's delve into what subluxations are, their implications, and how they can be addressed.

What are sublaxations

What is a Subluxation?

In chiropractic care, a subluxation refers to a misalignment or dysfunction in the spine that may disrupt the function of the nervous system. Think of it as a "kink" or "glitch" in the spinal column. While it's not a complete dislocation, it's a misalignment that can interfere with the optimal functioning of our body.

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Causes of Subluxations

Subluxations can arise from various factors:

  1. Physical Causes: This includes acute trauma like a fall, car accident, or even repetitive motions that strain the spine over time.

  2. Chemical Causes: Poor diet, drug/alcohol misuse, or environmental toxins can lead to imbalances in the body, contributing to subluxations.

  3. Emotional Causes: Stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges can cause tension in the body, particularly in the spinal region, leading to subluxations.

Implications of Subluxations

The spine isn't just a stack of bones; it's a protective structure for the spinal cord, which is the primary pathway for nerve signals from the brain to the rest of the body. A subluxation can interfere with these nerve signals, leading to:

  • Reduced mobility

  • Pain or discomfort

  • Impaired function of certain organs or systems due to disrupted nerve signals

  • Decreased overall well-being

Addressing Subluxations

Chiropractors specialize in detecting and correcting subluxations. Using various techniques, they realign the spine, aiming to restore optimal nervous system function. The methods can include:

  • Adjustments: Controlled force applied to specific areas to realign the spine.

  • Massage: Addressing muscle tension that may be contributing to subluxations.

  • Diet and Lifestyle Advice: As chemical and emotional factors can contribute to subluxations, chiropractors might provide guidance on diet, exercise, and stress management.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

While chiropractic care is effective in addressing existing subluxations, it's essential to focus on prevention:

  • Maintain good posture, especially during prolonged sitting.

  • Engage in regular physical activity to keep the spine and surrounding muscles strong.

  • Manage stress through relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing exercises.

  • Avoid repetitive motions that strain the spine and ensure ergonomic setups if working long hours at a desk.

In Conclusion

Subluxations, while often overlooked, can significantly impact our overall health and well-being. It's vital to understand them, recognize their signs, and seek timely intervention. Regular check-ups with a chiropractor can be invaluable in maintaining optimal spinal health and, by extension, optimal overall health.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is chiropractic care, and how can it help me?

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to health that focuses on diagnosing and addressing subluxations in the spine and musculoskeletal system. Our skilled chiropractors in Tupelo, MS, use manual adjustments and other techniques to promote overall well-being and enhance the body's natural ability to function optimally.


How long does a typical chiropractic session last?

The duration of a chiropractic session can vary depending on your specific needs and treatment plan. On average, a session may last 15 to 30 minutes, but this can be adjusted based on your condition.


Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to see a chiropractor?

No, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary care providers, and you can schedule an appointment directly with us at Family Chiropractic.


How can I schedule an appointment at Family Chiropractic in Tupelo, MS?

Scheduling an appointment is easy. You can call our office or fill out the form on our website. We're here to help you on your journey to better health and well-being.

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