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Vertebral Subluxations Defined

Dr. Smith is often asked by patients to explain what is meant by the term “vertebral subluxation.”

A vertebral subluxation is an area in the spine where movement is restricted or bones (vertebrae) are out of alignment.  This may mean that a vertebral bone is slightly “out of place” or that a section of several vertebrae are misaligned.  In addition, a vertebral subluxation refers to a region in the spine that lacks normal movement or simply isn’t functioning properly (this is why vertebral subluxations are sometimes referred to as vertebral dysfunctions or spinal dysfunctions).  In a nutshell, it is an area of the spine that is under stress.

According to scientific studies, vertebral subluxations may play a role in triggering the following conditions — or be a symptom of their presence.

  • High blood pressure
  • Ear infection
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vertigo
  • Attention difficulties
  • Premenstrual symptoms
  • Digestive problems
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colic
  • Immune problems
  • Bed-wetting
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Depression

Don’t wait until vertebral subluxations affect your health.  Schedule an appointment for a chiropractic evaluation today!

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