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John R. Greensfelder, DC
What Is Vertebral Subluxation?
Odenton Chiropractic & Holistic Wellness Center

What Is Vertebral Subluxation?

A Vertebral subluxation is when stress overwhelms your bodys natural defenses causing your spinal bones to shift. This can result in an out of balance or misaligned structure. The bones are said to be “subluxated”.
Any spinal imbalance, where one or more bones have shifted out of position, will cause areas of the spinal column to work harder in order to compensate for the area that is misaligned.
Between the spinal bones are vertebra that have nerves which transport messages from the brain to all organs, tissues and cells in the body. When the vertebrae are subluxated, the nerve passageway is blocked, and the life energy flowing through the nerve can be restricted. This interferes with your bodys innate healing ability and lowers your resistance.
If this condition is not corrected, your organs and glands cannot function properly and this can create abnormal body chemistry, disease, and accelerated deterioration of the skeletal system.

Optimal Functioning Spine and Nervous
System Equals Optimal Functioning Health

Chiropractic care is the art of gently removing the damaging pressure put on the nervous system by a misaligned spinal column. Using precision spinal adjustments, we regularly check and recheck your posture and other physical signs that would indicate any spinal imbalance with the nervous system. These painless and accurate adjustments will enhance your ability, performance, and resistance.
Lower resistance is the number one cause of all physical breakdown, and vertebral subluxation is a major cause of lower resistance in the body. The accumulative effects of gravity, motion, and daily stress can lead to illness and disease through the damaging results of subluxation and neurological distress.
Chiropractic restores the spines normal mobility allowing the nervous system to function properly. First, a thorough physical exam is performed to evaluate posture, muscle tone, reflexes, and spinal alignment at which time X-rays may be taken. A treatment plan is prescribed to include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and rehabilitation. Chiropractic techniques used can include Activator, Thompson, Sot, and Diversified. Physical therapy modalities may also be used such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, and myofascial release.

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