You may be wondering, “What is a vertebral subluxation and how will it benefit me?” Many people who come in to a White Plains chiropractic professional have not heard of a vertebral subluxation, even though it is negatively affecting their health. In short, vertebral has to do with the spine and a subluxation indicates the vertebrae, or bones in the spine, are misaligned.
What Causes a Vertebral Subluxation?
A misalignment, or subluxation, can occur because of the stress and strain put on the body through everyday activities. Sometimes stress can occur as a result of a trauma like a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Other normal activities, such as leaning over a computer screen all day, can cause a vertebral subluxation as well. General everyday activities, such as running, riding a bike, playing sports or just walking, can expose the body to stress, which results in misalignment. A White Plains chiropractor in Westchester County can develop a customized care plan to help realign your spine.
How Does a Chiropractor Help Correct Subluxations?
What is the role of chiropractic treatment for correcting subluxations? A chiropractor has the understanding of how the central nervous system works. It is comprised of the spinal cord, nerves and the brain. The spine is what helps channel information from the brain to the nerves so the body can move, speak, breathe and see. When the vertebrae in the spine are out of line, they put pressure on the nerves designed to carry information through the body.
Chiropractic treatments focus on the spine and realigning the vertebrae in such a way to allow the body to continue to send these messages. A chiropractor does not just treat symptoms but instead will help the body return to a normal stateso it is able to regulate itself effectively.
Is a Vertebral Subluxation Common?
The American Chiropractic Association estimates approximately eight percent of the population suffers from back and neck pain. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate a vertebral subluxation, analyze it and then correct it. Most other types of healthcare professionals are not even aware of what a vertebral subluxation is, and they are not trained to recognize the most common symptoms. This is why it is important to have a check-up at least once a year with a chiropractor.
Is it time for your annual checkup with a chiropractor? Contact us to see how we can alleviate your back pain.