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Spinal Subluxation: The Silent Enemy

What is Subluxation?
Subluxation is actually an abnormal separation of the surfaces of our spine, causing the natural structure of our spine to misalign. The term is medically used by chiropractors to depict the altered position of the vertebrae which can be the basis for the location for the spinal manipulation. Unknown to most people, subluxations can be caused by physical, chemical, and emotional trauma. Physical causes include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting or moving of objects. Emotional causes include stress, anger and fear while alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet can be chemical causes of muscle tension that can result in subluxations.




The Silent Enemy
One thing is for sure, Spinal subluxations can be your health’s worst enemy.


As we experience physical, mental, or chemical stress— believe it or not —there is a high chance that your vertebrae in the spinal column becomes slightly misaligned. When this happens, it puts pressure on your nervous system, blocking the path of nerves that are supposed to carry messages from the brain to the rest of your body parts. A 1992 WCA training manual written by Cindy Rondberg describes how the subluxation concept can be likened to someone stepping on a perfectly working water hose, interfering with the flow of water. The vertebral subluxation does exactly the same thing, interfering with the nerve messages from the brain to the body. When the communication from the brain to the rest of the organs becomes distorted, there can be a serious malfunction, causing all kinds of health problems such as lowered resistance to disease, pain, imbalance and fatigue.


The most alarming part of this is that you can have subluxations and not even know it. It is sometimes called the “silent enemy” because it can slowly eat away at your health and vitality without your having the slightest awareness of it. Like tooth decay, subluxations can already be present before any symptoms appear. If you notice it too late, a certain amount of the damage caused by longstanding subluxations may be irreversible.


So…How can we combat this ‘silent enemy’?

Simple. Wipe out the enemy through Chiropractic Care.


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Here at North Shore Chiropractic, we give spinal manipulations to combat this silent enemy known to be as subluxation. As we help you reduce the subluxation, you may experience a better range of motion, lesser nerve irritability and upgraded overall physical, mental and emotional function. We also give thorough chiropractic examinations that can show the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.


We highly recommend that Chiropractic care should be part of every family’s health routine. Wiping out silent subluxations today could save you and your family from diseases that, later in life, could not possibly be disregarded.


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