What Are Subluxations?
A subluxation is when a segment of the spine, called a vertebra, stops moving properly and becomes fixed.
Why Are Subluxations Bad For You?
The lack of normal movement in a spinal joint creates stiffness, loss of motion, pain, inflammation, swelling and muscle tension. Over time, this lack of movement can lead to disc thinning (degeneration) and arthritis (spurs).
How Do You Get Subluxations?
The most common ways are:
- Mis-using or over-using your body
- Excessive stress
How Do Chiropractors Treat Subluxations?
Dr. Hanson uses the most advanced adjusting tool on the market called the "IQ". It is called the IQ because it is a smart tool. It is able to think and change how it works based on how your body reacts to it. This revolutionary tool allows Chiropractors to know when a joint is actually moving again because our goal as Chiropractors is to improve function and movement in the spine which results in pain relief without drugs or surgery.
What Keeps The Vertebra In Place After An Adjustment?
The main thing that keeps the vertebra in place are the muscles. Gradually, the body will heal itself and the muscles will hold the vertebra in place. It takes a series of adjustments to allow enough time for this to happen. Interruptions in your care or activities that aggravate your spine increase the healing time.