Subluxations

Chiropractors are quite unique in health care as they are the trained professionals capable of detecting and treating subluxations; also known as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractors have found vertebral subluxations to be the reason that contributes to a number of spinal and non-spinal disorders.

What Is The Vertebral Subluxation?

The vertebral subluxation is when vertebra have become misaligned in relation to neighboring vertebrae. The misalignment in the vertebrae generates mechanical stress and thus wear and tear take effect on muscles, joints, ligaments, discs, and other spinal tissues.  Ultimately, these all lead to pain and discomfort, decreased mobility, and impaired nerve communication.

What Causes Subluxations?

There are many stresses that can cause vertebral subluxations and all of which are in encountered by individuals on a daily basis.  These stresses are split into 3 categories: physical, emotional, and chemical.

Physical stresses include non ergonomic work practices, repetitive motions affecting the spine, bad posture, trauma/whiplash, sports, and certain exercises.

Chemical stresses stem from water we drink, the air we breathe, drug/alcohol intake, poor diet, and many more.  Chemically stressing the body inhibits its ability to heal itself and negates chiropractic care.

Emotional stresses contribute to decreasing the immune system’s ability to fight off infection, making it more susceptible to injuries.  The impact of emotional stress impairs the body’s ability to relax and leads to tense muscles and misalignments.

How Are Subluxations Corrected?

Dr. Kaput has learned and practiced several techniques to help correct subluxations.  Most of his treatments involve manual manipulation with his hands, but if necessary he also uses a special chiropractic tool.  By applying quick yet gentle force, Dr. Kaput is able to correct the subluxated vertebrae back into its normal position.  Multiple treatments just as multiple treatments are required for an individual with braces. It takes time for the body to accept this as its “new normal”.

How Can I Tell If I Have A Vertebral Subluxation?

The only way to determine if you are suffering from subluxations is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaput.  He urges if you have any of the following symptoms to not hesitate or prolong calling.  The longer an individual waits for care, the longer it will take for the body to reach its full health potential.

  • Back pain
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Low energy
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neck pain
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Poor overall state of health
  • Poor tissue healing
  • Reduced spinal mobility

Individuals who are not experiencing pain does not mean that they are subluxation free.  Sometimes pain can be more internalized and does not show up externally for several years.  Dr. Kaput is willing to consult with you and let him exam your spine from an internal standpoint which are X-rays.  He will help you feel your very best.