What is a Subluxation?
The primary role of the chiropractor is to find and fix subluxations. A subluxation is a vertebrae out of its normal position, interfering with a nerve. This creates two potential problems:
Pain – This can be at the point of the nerve pressure or along the course of the nerve. Only 10% of the trillions of nerve fibers in your body are pain-sensing nerves.
Malfunction in the Body – Subluxations can “choke off’ the nerve information traveling form the brain, through the spine, and into the body. This can cause symptoms, malfunction, and lead to disease. The 90% of the nerves that don’t carry pain are responsible for proper body function.
Long Term Effects OF Sublexation
If a subluxation exists it can have life-changing effects, especially if left over time.
Degenerative Joint Disease
This is also known as osteoarthritis, and is a silent disease process that grinds away at the disc and the bones. It is caused by the extra pressure produced on the bones and disc from a subluxation. There will be no pain during this wearing out process until significant damage has occurred.
Malfunctioning Organs, Muscles, and Limbs
Nerve pressure interferes with the flow of the nerve transmission coming from the brain down the spinal cord and into the body and back up. The result may cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, decreased immunity, loss of normal function and eventual disease of the organs, glands, and nerves.
Dr. Sara Hillesheim is a chiropractor at Relief Plus Chiropractic in Minnetonka MN. Our office is located at County Road 101 and Minnetonka Blvd. near Deephaven and Wayzata. To learn more please visit www.reliefplusmn.com or call our office at (952) 681-2863.