How Subluxations Weaken my Health/Body – Why Should I Care About Subluxations

By Keith Giaquinto | Posted OnApril 1, 2024

Subluxations: Tiny Misalignments, Big Impact?

Ever heard a chiropractor talk about subluxations and wondered what they are and why they matter? Let’s break it down.

Your Body’s Highway System: Your Spine

Imagine your spine as a major communications highway for messages traveling between your brain and body. These important messages control everything from your organ systems, muscles, glands to your cells.

Subluxations: Bumps in the Road

A subluxation is like a bump in the road on your spinal highway. It’s when a spinal bone is misaligned or restricted that leads to pinching or irritating nerves.  Subluxations disrupt communication between your brain and body causing imbalances which weakens the body and your overall health.

Do Subluxations Always Cause Pain?

Surprisingly, not always! You might not feel any pain initially. But over time, these misalignments could lead to:

  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Muscle tightness and weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Fatigue
  • Even problems with organ function, immunity, inflammation and/or hormonal balance

 

Why Should You Care?

Think of your body as a finely tuned machine. Even small misalignments can eventually cause problems. Just like a bumpy road wears down your car, subluxations negatively affect your overall health and well-being in the long run.  Subluxations weakens your body and creates an environment for disease to set up shop.  You don’t buy a car and never do any maintenance or repair work on it.  People will spend thousands of dollars a year maintaining their car but won’t take action to take care of their spine.  You can always get another car but you can’t get another spine.  Spinal health is paramount for your overall health and well-being.  It is important to take care of the one you got.

Here’s the key takeaway: Subluxations might not cause immediate pain, but they can weaken your body and lead to bigger issues down the road.  When is it a good time to have subluxations causing nerve irritation that weakens your body?  Never.  Life is a marathon and you only get one body.  You are only as young as your spine is healthy and your body is strong.

What to Do?

If you are concerned about subluxations and your overall health, talk to a healthcare professional, like Dr. Giaquinto. They can assess your spine and recommend the best course of action for you.  Chiropractic care can support your health so you can function at your best.