Subluxation Is A Chiropractic Term For Misalignments That Cause Pain
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What is a subluxation, and how it robs years from you? In this section of CSC’s website, we will answer both of these questions. But before we start, let’s take a deeper look at the word subluxation. The word Sub means “less than,” while Lux says, “dislocation.” Hence joining them together would form the word subluxation, meaning a partial dislocation. In the world of chiropractic, subluxations are what we refer to when a vertebra is out of its normal position in respect to the vertebra above and below. Dr. Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, coined the term subluxation.
The term subluxation has been in use for well over a century. It has come to mean different things for most that hear or use this term. However, the most accepted definition is D. D. Palmer’s description 130 years ago in Davenport, Iowa. We have provided the main explanatory points of subluxation-based on the founder of Chiropractic (Dr. Palmer) below:
- Subluxations are minor misalignments of spinal bones
- These misalignments can compress nerves (pinch nerve roots as they exit the spine)
- Pinched nerve leads to nerve irritation and eventual nerve malfunction
- A malfunctional nerve leads to dysfunction of the end-organ(s) controlled by that nerve
- Malfunction of the end-organ (tissue or organ controlled by the pinched nerve) is a loss of health
Spine & Joint Subluxations Are All Too Familiar: Some Are Mild While Others Can Cause Severe Pain & Even Disability.
The idea that D. D. Palmer had was to have these subluxations checked and corrected before they became a major health problem. He preached his well-being methods for decades, and his son, B.J. Palmer, followed in his footsteps. Chiropractors have always advocated care before things get out of hand. For over a century, we have called on the layperson and the medical community to inform them of the serious health issues that involve a nerve.
Nerves control all functions in our body!
Therefore, every cell is controlled by a nerve, and another nerve further monitors that nerve’s actions. Thus, so forming complex networks of checks and balances that enable function. Would it not make sense to have your nerves and spine checked at least a couple of times every year? It is recommended to have your teeth checked every six months. But, yet your teeth are easily replaced. We recommend that you should get a chiropractic assessment followed by chiropractic adjustments when subluxations are detected. The chiropractic treatment you get at CSC centers is better as they are highly targeted. Best of all, the treatments you get from CSC’s Doctors of Chiropractic are pain-free.
Dentists today recommend full mouth teeth implants. Full mouth implants are said to look and function better. Also, they say it is easier to maintain. If a replaceable part needs checking a couple of times each year, what would you say about an organ (part) that can’t be implanted or replaced?
You Only Get One Spine & That Should Last You All your life.
We are living longer, and as such, we need to take better care of our spine. More have hit the century mark than ever before, and this trend is set to continue. It is not just the fact that we live longer, but more importantly, our modern lifestyle is placing an enormous amount of stress on our spine. Longer life expectancy and increased mechanical, environmental, and chemical stresses will undoubtedly lead to subluxations. What is worse is that subluxations are occurring much earlier than ever before. Therefore, we encourage you to opt for chiropractic first before any other forms of treatment. We encourage you to get chiropractic care first because chiropractors are the experts at getting rid of your subluxations.
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Modern gadgets and workspaces that force employees to sit for an extended amount of time are more stressful than our bodies can tolerate. Prolonged sitting is the cause of a variety of health issues, including spine-related disorders. Sitting is now considered to be as harmful as smoking. We sit from the moment we wake up until bedtime. All that sitting has led to degenerative spinal changes with far-reaching implications.
Today, CSC seeing younger people with conditions once seen in the middle-aged or the elderly. The slipped disc has become a common condition in teenagers. It is common because subluxation occurs at a more frequent pace.
However, the problem is not just subluxation alone, but rather the pain medication or muscle relaxers. A few decades ago, pain medication was not readily available as it is now. Nowadays, a child can walk into a 7-eleven and purchase Panadol. It is the new normal. Today, we prefer drugs over fixing a subluxation. When mild neck pain or back pain hits, we run to the refrigerator or the nearest drugstore for a popular painkiller. Most forget the painkillers are killers indeed. Our advice is to fix your subluxation before it becomes a disability or worse because a subluxation can rob years from you!
A minor subluxation may sound innocent, but don’t get fooled. A minor heart attack is not a small issue, and neither is a minor subluxation. Did you know that some nerves that control the function of your heart emerge from the neck and upper back? Nerves control the human heart. To be exact, the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) regulates the functions of not just the heart but of every organ in the body.
The Autonomic Nervous System is part of our peripheral nervous system; collectively, they control every cell in our body. The Autonomic Nervous System is the part that controls our body at the subconscious level. In other words, it is on autopilot. Autonomic Nervous System has two main components:
Parasympathetic Nervous System
The parasympathetic nervous system is the portion of the Autonomic Nervous System that controls our involuntary actions. This is the very system that takes care of your body when you are deep asleep. Thus, so regulating your body function continuously at an unconscious level. Our parasympathetic nerves (Parasympathetic Nervous Systems) have the sole responsibility for the life-sustaining activates or actions. Activates include digestion, eating, heart rate, blood pressure, urinating, defecation, and sexual arousal and activity.
The parasympathetic nerve fibers originate from our central nervous systems. Specifically the Cranial Nerves (nerves that directly descend from the brain) and, of course, spinal nerves from the tailbone (sacrum). The Sacral nerves from S2-S4, known as the pelvic splanchnic nerves, are the spinal components of the parasympathetic nerves.
Parasympathetic Nervous System Impacts Fertility & Erectile Dysfunction
The splanchnic nerves (arise from the tailbone (Sacrum): S-2, S-3, and S-4) control functions of the pelvic organs and our sexual organs. In other words, nerves from your tailbone control motility in the colon, expelling waste from the rectum, emptying your bladder, a healthy erectile function of the male sexual organ, as well as regulation of the cervix in the females. Thus, so it becomes understandable how a misaligned spinal bone can impact not only the pain you feel but also the possible:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Bowel and bladder insufficiency
- Intestinal bloating
- Bedwetting in Children
As Evident, A Subluxation Can Lead To Health Issues With Life-Altering Implications.
For example, back pain can cause health issues such as constipation, frequent urination, impotence, or infertility. And that is just for starters. Another excellent example of a subluxation is a hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia and GERD symptoms are rectifiable with focused chiropractic care. CSC chiropractor in Kuala Lumpur offers the best natural remedy for hiatal hernia. So, contact us today for a natural alternative for hiatus hernia (hiatal hernia), GERD, or other health issues. We are here to help.
We have had numerous cases of slipped disc patients where improvements in the slipped disc translated into the increase in sexual function, bowels, and bladder regulations, as well as menstrual cramps. So, Subluxation does impact the quality of life. In a few moments, we will cover how a subluxation affects the quality of your life.
To conclude, the parasympathetic system is known as the “craniosacral outflow.” This nomenclature is used mainly because of the parasympathetic nervous system’s locational relevance, including neuronal fibers from cranial nerves and nerve fibers that exit the tailbone (sacrum. Hence, the craniosacral outflow association.
What Is the Origin Of The Sympathetic Nervous System?
On the other hand, the sympathetic nervous system is the “thoracolumbar outflow.” The Sympathetic Nervous system originates from T1 to L3. In other words, the cell bodies arise from the uppermost portion of your upper back down to the middle part of the low-back just above the beltline.
Thus, so the exiting nerves from your upper back, mid-back, and low back are not just condoling the muscle of your spine, but more importantly, they give rise to efferent nerves for motor nerve control. These are the nerves that carry the commands of the brain. For example, every time your heart beats, the heart muscle receives commands from the brain, and our efferent nerve fibers carry these commands. Therefore, a subluxation can lead to a life-threatening condition, including heart, lung, kidney, and liver malfunctions. Thus, an urgent need to fix a subluxation: minor misalignment of the spinal bone.
From A Clinical Point Of View, Subluxations Are The Cause Of Numerous Health Issues.
But, yet many physicians and even some specialists ignore this fact. Researchers understood the role of the human nervous system long ago. We know how it functions and potentially destructive issues that arise when it malfunctions. So, why do many of them have problems when chiropractors speak of the ill effects of subluxation. Is it because the first person associated a subluxation as the cause of disease and malfunction was a chiropractor. Would they have believed and preached it out more had it come from one of them? But we not here to debate on the fact that health issues do indeed arise from a subluxation.
We are here to see how a subluxation comes into play. In other words, what are the actual causes of a subluxation? Well, we have mentioned that a subluxation is a minor misalignment of bones. When bones of the spine move out of their normal position, the mal-positioned segment is called a subluxated segment. The profession of chiropractic has taken the lead in correcting this mal-positioning. As noble as this is, many Chiropractors have failed to grasp what a subluxation is. These are the group we loosely refer to as the “Subluxation Freaks.” Yes, we spare no one. Chiropractors are also blameworthy, just as much as the allopaths. One is playing the arrogant card while the other is being ignorant.
The arrogant is the one who knows that the central and peripheral nervous systems regulate and control every aspect of our existence, but yet ignore the implications of a pinched spinal nerve.
The ignorant is the poor fellow who believes that a pinched nerve can have direct consequences but yet cannot explain the cause. For the uninformed, a subluxation is a misaligned vertebra, and thus, he keeps popping it into place without rhyme or reason. In other words, it is out. Let me put it back in and, therefore, sounding and acting ignorantly.
Chiropractic is not about popping your bones into place! It is not about adjustments! It is not about Gonstead, Diversified, or Activator. But, it is about finding the cause and fixing the problem. That is the true definition of Chiropractic. Anything less is the foolish attempts of the ignorant. Chiropractic is not about us versus them. Or about natural versus allopaths (medical doctors). It is about fixing the cause, so our patients can get back to a healthy, active lifestyle. Chiropractic care is about helping those in need. Visit a CSC chiro today.
How We Treat Subluxations In Malaysia?
Chiropractic Specialty Centers® were launched to help those in pain. Subluxations are not just found in the spine; they can also occur in joints. A subluxated joint can cause pain or weakness that leads to or injuries. The majority of sports injuries are the result of vulnerabilities present in an asymptomatic subluxated joint. Yes, you can have malpositioning in your joints and still have no pain. A painless malpositioning of a joint is referred to as hidden subluxations. Hidden subluxations are the leading causes of knee injuries, hip pain (hip injuries), and even golfer’s elbow pain or tennis injuries. So, if you are an athlete and wish to perform at peak levels, contact us today and get your subluxations treated before they lead to weakness or injuries.
Our goals are to find and correct spinal and joint-related issues at their source. We accomplish this through our meticulous systems of evaluations and root-cause-analysis methods that help us understand your condition. Once we have effectively identified the actual cause, we will plan out a treatment program and therapeutic measures to repair subluxations. We do all this without even popping your bones. There are conditions that the popping of bones can result in more severe conditions. This is why we look at cause and only then proceed with corrective care.
In short, CSC’s methods of treatment are not to realign your mal-positioned spinal bone. We correct the cause. Let’s take a look at an example patient below:
To clarify the points we have made. Let’s give you an example of spinal subluxations and their impact:
A back pain sufferer who presents with a constant moderate low back pain that radiates to the buttocks and legs.
In the case above, it would be fair to say the sufferer has a low back subluxation. It can be a working diagnosis. Yes, it can if you lived when D.D. Plamer was alive. In other words, that determination would hold up and may even be advanced if you lived 130 years ago. However, by our modern standard, it falls short. It may also be laughable as the patient may be suffering from a slipped disc (slip-disc) that could have resulted from degenerative changes. And to correct the cause, further diagnostic and evaluative measure needs to be taken.
For example, an MRI of the spine might shed light on the health of the spinal disc. The MRI may even show the specific segment where a subluxation caused the nerve impingement. In other words, we find the cause, and only then can we hope to repair the malfunction.
Why Should You Choose Us Over Competing Centers?
The clinical team of Chiropractic Specialty Center® has the knowledge, skills, and ability to diagnose and identify the cause of spine or joint issues through CSC’s systematic evaluation method. We do not chase subluxations or keep having you return, time, and again for “popping” your spine. Our targeted methods of spine care have reversed severe spinal disc issues. In short, we offer proven treatment methods that succeed even when others fail.
We find the cause, and then our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists get busy fixing your subluxations at the roots. CSC’s methods of collaborative care can repair the actual reason, enabling you to Reclaim Your Life Back. Don’t let subluxations rob your pain-free years; visit one of our centers today and discover a life without subluxation today.