What is a Subluxation?

What makes chiropractic care unique?

Most people associate chiropractic care with the spine, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, whiplash and other spinal problems. For good reason! Chiropractic care is very effective at helping people experience less pain and better function.

But what is the main focus of chiropractic care? And what makes it different from other physical therapies?

Chiropractic care is concerned with the detection and correction of subluxations.

The real reason chiropractors main area of speciality is the spine, is not so much about the spine itself, but more about what the spine protects.

nervous system through body

The nervous system!

Your spine is much like a suit of amour, designed to protect the most vital organ, the nervous system.

The nervous system is like a super communication highway between your brain and your body. Millions of signals are transmitted between your brain and body every second! This communication allows for the effective function and coordination of your body.

All of the things that occur without you even thinking about them, breathing, blinking, digesting your food, moving a muscle, pumping blood throughout your body - these vital functions are all controlled by your nervous system!

When the communication pathway between the brain and body is clear, the body is able to function optimumly.

Over time the spine is placed under stress from everyday stress, such as; prolonged sitting, whiplash injuries, knocks and bumps, just to name a few. As a result of this stress on the spine, the alignment of the spine begins to 'twist' in an effort to compensate.

Changes in the spinal alignment not only produce symptoms that are easy to see such as pain, or restricted movement, but there are also more 'silent' affects of poor spinal alignment, most notably the interference in the flow of communication between the brain and body.

This interference in the flow of messages between the brain and body is called a subluxation, vertebral subluxation, or a chiropractic subluxation.

Subluxations result in messages between the brain and body not getting sent correctly, or being sent inaccurately. This disruption in the normal flow of communication between the brain and body is similar to listening to a radio station with static. The message is getting through, but it is hard to decipher.

In order for your body to heal and function at its very best, there needs to be a clear communication between the brain and the body. This allows for all of the complex and amazing fucntions of your body to go off without a hitch!

The main focus of chiropractic adjustments is to improve the alignment of the spine to remove the interference of the nervous system. This is like finding the correct radio station and removing all the 'static'.

When your nervous system is free of interference it allows your body to function at 100%, feel energetic and pain free - this is a real state of health and wellbeing.

​​​​​​​At Absolute Chiropractic, Rio Rancho NM, we offer a complimentary inital consultation to see if chiropractic care can help you. To request your complimentary consultation with Dr Jacob Robinson simply click the link below.

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