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5 Signs You Might Have Subluxation of the Spine

Written By LaVallee Chiropractic on August 28, 2018

“Subluxation” is just a big word that means the vertebrae of your spine do not align correctly. While it seems like a simple thing, spinal subluxation can give rise to a host of health issues due to compressed nerves, shifted spinal structures, and increased inflammation. 

While neck/back pain is typical of subluxation, there can be other, subtler symptoms that something is not quite right with your vertebrae, like:

  • Problems with balance or intermittent dizziness
  • Tightness or weakness of the spine, muscle spasms
  • Loss of mobility in the spine
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in the extremities
  • Tenderness, stiffness, or pain in the joints

Any one of these can indicate an out-of-place disc, a compressed nerve, or other side effects of subluxation.

How Your Chiropractor Treats Subluxations

Having a spinal subluxation may have serious health consequences, so you’ll want to get seen immediately if you have any of the above symptoms.

Chiropractors undergo years of training learning the intricate structures of the spine, so they can effectively manage and, in some cases, reverse subluxations to relieve neck/back pain and return your body to optimum health.

In chiropractic, subluxations are treated by a gentle, safe, effective therapy called spinal manipulation. During treatment, your doctor will carefully and gently manipulate the vertebrae of your spine back into their natural positions. This will release pressure on nerves and discs and allow for proper neurological functioning.

Chiropractic Care Can Treat Pain and Symptoms of Subluxations

If you’re in Augusta and you think you might have symptoms of subluxation, La Vallee Chiropractic can provide quick, effective relief. Dr. La Vallee has experience treating neck/back pain as well as the subtle symptoms of spinal subluxation. 

He understands how chronic pain, stress, loss of flexibility, and other symptoms can impact daily living and will work hard to ensure you’re back to full health as soon as possible.

Because chiropractors treat the whole patient and not just their symptoms, Dr. La Vallee will develop a personalized care plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. He has the latest technology and treatment modalities at his disposal to help minimize pain and symptoms while you’re getting back to normal. 

Best of all, chiropractic care is drug-free and non-invasive, so you won’t have to worry about dangerous or expensive prescription medication or surgeries. 

Let Dr. La Vallee provide you with the therapy you need to conquer subluxation and return to living life to the fullest. Call (207) 623-1111 today to find out how spinal manipulation can help you live well.

Posted In: Chiropractic Subluxation