No matter what you do for a living, chances are that you probably place a lot of stress on your back. Whether it’s due to manual labor, exercise, or slouching over a desk at work for long hours, all of these activities can have a detrimental effect on your spine.

Now, not all types of back conditions are created equal. Some pains may be minor or due to muscle sprains. Others are a result of a more serious condition, such as spinal subluxation.

What is Spinal Subluxation?

Spinal subluxation is the medical term used when a person’s vertebrae are not aligned correctly. The condition is concerning, since it can result in additional health complications, such as affecting your nervous, digestive, and immune systems.

Sometimes they show up on X-Rays; however, in other instances, chiropractors have a harder time diagnosing it. Therefore, a comprehensive evaluation is often needed to narrow down the causes of discomfort.

What Causes Spinal Subluxation?

Spinal subluxation could be caused by disc degeneration, cervical spondylolysis, trauma, an underlying degenerative condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or even a significant amount of stress.

It may also be caused by cumulative minor traumas, such as having to carry heavy loads on a regular basis, overtraining for a sport, or even sleeping on an inadequate mattress or in an odd position.

Symptoms of Spinal Subluxation

The following are the most common symptoms of spinal subluxation:

– Neck pain
– Back pain
– Stiffness
– Reduced range of motion of the neck
– Reduced range of motion of the back

However, additional symptoms may exist and vary depending on where on the spine the misaligned vertebrae are located. For example, if they are at the top of the spine, the patient will experience most of the discomfort around the neck area and also suffer from headaches.

Subluxation further down the spine may cause difficulties breathing, a loss of diaphragm function, or radiating pain in the shoulders and arms.

Treatment of Spinal Subluxation

The only way to medically treat vertebral misalignment is through ongoing chiropractic care. With proper stimulation, some of the affected vertebrae may return to their original position resulting in less pain and an overall better quality of life.

Find Spine Relief at Dees Integrative Health

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain, Dees Integrative Health can help. Our Symptomatic Relief Program is a short-term curriculum that can provide you with the best treatment solution to alleviate your pain.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Dees by contacting us online or calling 941.552.6686 today!