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    WHAT CAUSES SUBLUXATIONS-01So what causes subluxations? Maybe first we need to define “subluxation”. In simple terms, subluxation is the misalignment of bones, especially the vertebrae, which adversely affects the tissue nearby, including nerves, muscles, cartilage, discs, etc. Since we need a fully functioning spine to be healthy and move freely, we should all be working to eliminate our subluxations! That’s what adjustments do! But what causes them in the first place? Generally, it is accepted that there are three categories of causes, physical, mental, and chemical. We tend to think only of the physical, but the others are also important.



    Examples of Physical causes of subluxations are:

    • Being born
    • Learning to walk
    • Shoveling snow
    • Car accidents
    • A bad pillow
    • Getting into your car wrong
    • Sitting on your wallet
    • Contact sports
    • High heeled shoes
    • Overuse of computers
    • Lifting wrong
    • Gardening wrong

    Examples of Mental causes of subluxations are:

    • Getting bad news
    • STRESS Frustration
    • Paying the bills
    • Being late Funerals
    • Getting a speeding ticket
    • Job interview
    • Relationship problems
    • Depression

    Examples of Chemical causes of subluxations are:

    • Junk food/poor diet
    • Alcohol
    • Preservatives
    • Medications (Muscle relaxers, pain pills, sleeping pills and more)
    • Cigarette smoke
    • Air pollution
    • Bad water

    This is only a short list of  what causes subluxations. Do you see that it is difficult to protect yourself from every cause of subluxation? That is one of the reasons I recommend that everyone be checked periodically, even if no symptoms are present. If you have not had your spine checked lately, call for an appointment today. And if you know of someone else you think might benefit, spread the word.

    Chiropractic adjustments can help more than just back pain. They help keep your whole body working right. Contact me today at 616-531-3566 to see how we can relieve you of the subluxations than can occur everyday of your life!