What Does Your Chiropractor Mean by Subluxation?
In chiropractic care, the term "subluxation" is used to describe a joint that isn't functioning properly. Dr. Michael Hughlett and our dedicated team at Hughlett Chiropractic provide pain relief and chiropractic care to the communities of Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Arlington, Mansfield, and the greater Fort Worth area. Let's take a closer look at what subluxation means.
Subluxation Refers to a Joint That's Not Moving Correctly
Subluxation is a term used to describe a joint that is misaligned or isn't able to move through its full, healthy range of motion, or may not move at all. When joints are subluxated, they don't allow you to bend, reach, stretch, lift, or hold as effectively as they should. Subluxated joints can also lead to discomfort, tingling sensations, a burning feeling, or even a complete lack of sensation.
Pain Relief Becomes Necessary When Spinal Joints Are Subluxated
In chiropractic care, subluxations most commonly occur in the joints of the spine. The spine is made up of multiple joints separated by discs, which act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones. These discs enable you to perform daily activities that require stretching, bending, and weight-bearing.
Sometimes, these discs can become misaligned, burst, or lose hydration. Chiropractors use gentle therapeutic techniques to realign the joints of your spine, allowing the discs to heal. Subluxations can also affect joints in the neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet. Any joint in your body can experience subluxation, and chiropractors can address subluxations throughout your body.
How Subluxation Affects You
So, what happens when you have subluxated joints?
- You may experience back or neck pain, ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain.
- Headaches can occur due to pressure that your spine can't release.
- Subluxations can limit your ability to move freely, causing stiffness and reduced flexibility.
- You might also have unusual sensations, often caused by pressure on nerves extending from your spine to the extremities of your body.
Our Team at Hughlett Chiropractic Is Here to Help
Dr. Michael Hughlett and our team at Hughlett Chiropractic utilize gentle, drug-free, nonsurgical chiropractic adjustment methods to correct subluxations and restore pain-free movement. Our process begins by identifying the source of your symptoms, and we work to facilitate your body's natural healing. Are you looking for a chiropractor near me? If you'd like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, call us at (817) 451-7575 or use our online contact form today.