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Ask the Chiropractor: What is a Subluxation and How Does it Affect Me?

by Oasis Wellness Partners on March 19, 2019       Oasis Partners

In our practice, we use the term “subluxation” quite a bit. But most people don’t know what we mean. Here is our opportunity to explain a key piece of terminology in your chiropractic treatment. So bear with us as we explain one of the fundamental pieces of chiropractic care.

In chiropractic, we define a subluxation as a ‘misalignment’ of one of the vertebra of the spine. This can lead to pain, but doesn’t always. It causes stress on the body, which includes the back, neck, and entire nervous system. We often tell our practice members that subluxations create “nerve tension” in the body—which can negatively impact every aspect of your life. Nobody wants that!

A subluxation in the body can create the following:

  • The loss of normal motion or position of individual spinal bones which can result in decreased vitality and health problems.
  • Spinal misalignments can have a neurological impact.
  • Organs and tissues controlled and regulated by affected nerves can also be impacted.
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By receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors assist in relieving pain and stress on the muscles surrounding areas of subluxation. This takes the pressure off the nervous system and allows it to function at its best. As chiropractors, we work with you to create a plan of care with your unique body in mind to assist in your healing process and get rid of your subluxations. We consider ourselves your health partners.

Chiropractic care should be a part of your regular health care! By working to reduce subluxations in the body, we help our practice members live their fullest, healthiest lives. Call us at Chiropractic Family Wellness Center today to receive our best care: (207) 883-5549.

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