Cervical Subluxation: How does Chiropractic Care help?

September 26, 2022

Cervical Subluxation: How does Chiropractic Care help?

When you have a subluxation, it means that your spine’s vertebrae moves out of position, a slight dislocation. If it happens, the vertebrae cause pressure in the spine nerves, vessels and muscles surrounding the subluxation. 

It’s very important to not let the subluxation settle, because it usually causes a lot of damage in the nerves that worsen after time. 

A cervical subluxation is a slight dislocation in your cervical spine, usually around the neck area, but can affect your whole body functions. 

Usually, visiting your chiropractor will help reduce the effect of a subluxation, and also will help you maintain good health. 

But what causes cervical subluxation?And how exactly does chiropractic care help with cervical subluxation? 

Causes of Cervical Subluxation 

There are mainly two types of ways that a subluxation can occur:

  • Unique instances, like car accidents, falls and sudden jar, or any other trauma caused in the neck area. 
  • Regular actions, such as sleeping in the wrong position, having a bad posture, or lifting objects improperly. 

How to identificate a subluxation? 

Your care provider may ask for a few tests, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs or angiographies, to determine the extension of the condition. 

But also a thorough clinical examination on the affected area will also be done if you’re in a chiropractor’s appointment. They’ll look in the area where the subluxation happened, but it’s common to examine the rest of the body either, because of the compensation of the body.

After the identification, you should start a treatment plan to help your body heal faster. 

But it’s highly recommended to go for a care provider, because often the cervical subluxation can be mistakenly confused by a simple neck pain. 

Most common symptoms of Cervical Subluxation 

  • First, usually, you’ll notice a malfunction in your neck due to the disrupted nerve. 
  • Pain near the affected joint;
  • Reduced mobility and stiffness; 
  • Numbness or tingling. 

And how will a chiropractor correct a cervical subluxation?

The chiropractor’s job is to correct misaligned joints in the spine, and get it all back in the proper positions. By a manual spinal adjustment, they’ll apply pressure to correct the spine and get it back in the proper location. 

Normally, these adjustments are painless, but in cases of trauma, it can be some discomfort during the treatment due to inflammation. But it’s more normal to feel a briefing relief sensation because of the decompression of the vertebrae. 

Along with the treatment, your chiropractor may prescribe a homecare, to supplement the effectiveness of the adjustment. They’ll not readjust the joint, but they’ll help you reduce the inflammation. 

It’s important to know about subluxations, how it’s caused and how to correct them, in case you’re suffering from one of the common symptoms and any doctor or care provider discovered it yet. 

Here at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness, we have a specialized team of chiropractors that will certainly help you with your pain and discomfort. 

Contact us right now and start your treatment here at BCW.