What is Body Balance?
When your spine and nervous system are in proper alignment, your body is in a balanced state. In this position, your brain and body communicate freely back and forth making sure that your body maintains homeostasis or what is considered “normal”. We live in a hectic world in which we are all subjected to accidents, injuries, and stress everyday of our lives. When these things damage our body the spine does not stay lined up in its proper position. If the misalignment is severe enough that it starts affecting the way the nerves function and communicate, the condition is given the name “subluxation.” Fortunately, there is a pain free chiropractic treatment for subluxation.
How Do I Know if I Have a Subluxation?
There are many physical changes that occur when someone develops a subluxation. The posture becomes distorted. One hip will be pulled up higher than the other and the shoulders may become unlevel. The feet can become uneven so that when lying down one leg appears to be shorter than the other. The muscles on either side of the spine may go into a lasting spasm. The blood flow to the upper head and neck region can become altered. Finally, on an X-ray, there may be visible evidence that the vertebrae of the spine are no longer in their correct position.
What does a Subluxation Feel Like?
Cervical subluxation may or may not be painful, but it’s a good thing it often is. The discomfort we feel from subluxation is not the problem; it is simply our body’s way of telling us that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Often times the discomfort from a subluxation may show up as:
However, the dangerous fact is that subluxation can go on for years without pain. During this time the body is not operating at its optimum despite the fact that the person does not feel any pain. Have you ever been to the dentist, walked in feeling fine, only to be told that you have a cavity? How could that be? Did you have any pain? The answer is simply this, disease is a process and it takes time, with pain often being the last thing to show up.
Take for example: Heart Disease. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. The accumulation of plaques and debris in the blood vessels of your body usually takes decades. However, “50 percent of men and 64 percent of women who died suddenly of CHD (chronic heart disease) had no previous symptoms of this disease.” (American Heart Assoication. 2008 Update at a Glance) The process, heart disease, was going on the whole time but the people never felt pain until it was too late.
Would it not have been better to live a healthier lifestyle in the years prior to the attack and perhaps prevented its occurrence. Does it make sense to do better brushing and more regular cleaning instead of waiting for the dentist to have to drill? Not too mention more cost effective?
So if during an examination it is discovered that my body is out of balance, what can be done?
So, If during an examination it is discovered that my body is out of balance, and a cervical subluxation is present, what can be done? NUCCA chiropractic treatment is your pain free, natural solution!