Could You Be Suffering from a Spinal Misalignment?
You probably already know that the joints throughout your body can become partially or completely dislocated. For example, you might dislocate a shoulder while playing a contact sport. The concept of a spinal subluxation, or misalignment, is similar. It occurs when the vertebrae of the spine shift out of their proper position. Spinal subluxations can cause a range of health issues. If you think you might have one, you can visit a chiropractor for an adjustment. You’ll feel the relief right away.
Spinal subluxations can cause pain ranging from mild to severe. You might experience pain in your back or neck. However, the pain can also be referred pain, occurring far away from the spine. When a vertebra is out of its proper alignment, it can compress the nearby nerves, causing referred pain. For example, if you have a cervical subluxation in the neck, the pain may travel down your shoulder and into your arm.
Numbness and Tingling
When the chiropractor performs an adjustment, you might temporarily feel some healthy tingling sensations. These happen because the adjustment frees the pressure from the nerves, causing restored function. However, when pressure is exerted on the nerves because of a subluxation, you might feel some long-term, unpleasant tingling. This is often accompanied by numbness.
Subluxations in the cervical spine can also cause headaches. This is why many people who suffer from chronic headaches seek chiropractic care. Other neurological symptoms of spinal misalignment include dizziness and a poor sense of balance.
A healthy spine is essential for healthy movement. When your spine is out of its proper alignment, some of the consequences could be stiff, uncomfortable movements, poor flexibility, and poor range of motion. This is particularly problematic because it may discourage patients from maintaining an active lifestyle, which will only contribute to their health problems.
In New York, NY, chiropractic care is available at multiple locations of Manhattan Total Health. We are a full-service wellness facility, with a multidisciplinary team of specialists committed to helping you restore your health and vitality. Call (917) 720-2689 today to schedule an appointment for a pain-relieving chiropractic adjustment.