Your spinal column, YOUR BACK PORTION is made up of 24 independent vertebrae (bones), and is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. Motion is important because the better you move, the more you can do and produce. Movement keeps you younger. These bones also encase and help protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body. This is why first step to an active lifestyle is a properly functioning spine.
When two or more vertebrae of your back aren’t functioning together properly, it is what we as chiropractors refer to as a subluxation or a misalignment.
These subluxations are actually Joint Dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions.
Sometimes you don’t even know you have these misalignments because you will NOT experience any symptoms. None! So you can’t base your alignment on whether you have symptoms or not. Therefore, joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.
Joint Dysfunctions in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. That’s when most people call our office.
The thing is, these symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong. Unfortunately, like I said, just the absence of pain is not an indication of your health.
By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. Breast cancer can be there for 10 years and a woman will never know it until she finally feels the lump. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care.