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Posted on 06-29-2016

Subluxations are caused by misalignments in the vertebrae of your spine. When your spine is misaligned, your body experiences nerve interference which prohibits it from functioning at 100%. These misalignments decrease nerve function in the body, and can lead to degenerative disc disease, headaches, carpel tunnel, and a number of other ailments. Chiropractors’ primary focus is to correct subluxations within your spine to allow you to return to full health. By making slight adjustments in the alignment in your spine, Chiropractors move the misaligned vertebrae back into place; relieving the pain that the subluxation was causing. Subluxations can happen in our bodies every day, and occur when the resistance of the muscles in your body is overcome by an invasive force. There are three forces that cause subluxations: Physical, emotional, and chemical. However, an easier way to remember these subluxation causing forces is to call them the Three T’s: Trauma, Thoughts, and Toxins. Keep reading for more information on the causes of subluxations.

1. Trauma

When we think of trauma as a physical force that causes subluxations, our minds often think of damage caused by being in a car crash, or perhaps from falling down a set of stairs. While these events definitely cause physical trauma and subluxations, many trauma induced subluxations are caused by our everyday actions. Nowadays, people are sitting in front of computer screens and looking at their phone screens more and more. The posture that your body takes when looking at a screen for too long can seriously misalign your spine. Even doing things like sleeping on your stomach, or stretching incorrectly can cause subluxations within your body. So while traumatic physical events definitely lead to subluxations, it’s in everyday life that most subluxations occur. Because of this, it’s important to see a Chiropractor to help maintain the alignment of your spine.

2. Toxins

Toxins can enter your body in a number of ways. Many toxins come through the food that we eat. 1 out of 4 Americans eat fast food every day. That’s a startling number, as processed foods and GMO foods are full of unnatural chemicals that our bodies were not meant to digest. You can also come into contact with harmful toxins from use of everyday products such as cleaning agents, garden pesticides, air pollution, and water. In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded by harmful chemicals. Learning how to avoid contact with these chemicals is part of how you can maintain your health. Remember, we want to keep your body functioning at 100%!

3. Thoughts

Technological advancements are a great thing, however, they are also making our society run at a far faster pace than ever before. For the first time in history, people are constantly checking in on social media sites multiple times a day, watching hours of internet content; all while working full time jobs, and even raising families. Because we’re living in a fast paced world, people are increasingly stressed out. Emotional strain not only causes mental damage, but physical damage as well. The tension caused by stressful thoughts can actually cause subluxations in the body. Being adjusted repairs the misalignments in your spine caused by stress, and will leave you feeling less stressed out. As you feel less stressed, your body won’t contract as many stress induced subluxations.

Chiropractors are knowledgeable caregivers who specialize in identifying the cause of a subluxation, and adjusting your spine to realignment. Whether you are stressed at your job, were recently in a car crash, or work at a job that requires you to sit at a desk all day, Chiropractors can help identify and fix the subluxations that you’re experiencing.

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