Subluxations: What Are They and Why Do They Happen?
Subluxations are when the vertebrae or bones in the spine shift out of proper alignment. When this happens, pressure is put on the nerves that run through those bones, disrupting communication from the brain to the rest of the body. This nerve interference can lead to aches, pains, and general dysfunction throughout the entire body. This includes many functional issues as well. We can see problems in the heart, lungs, stomach, lower digestive system, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs due to subluxations in the spine.
Subluxations are caused by the three t’s of stress: traumas, toxins, and thoughts.
The Three T’s
Traumas refer to physical stress, small and large, that can cause subluxations. Large physical traumas, such as accidents, falls, or injuries, impact the alignment of the spine. Small traumas, such as sitting at a computer, frequent driving, or chronic electronics use. Large traumas cause quick, substantial damage, while small traumas build up over time. As chiropractors, we emphasize the importance of being aware of these traumas, understanding their effects, and educating people on how chiropractic works to correct them.
Toxins refer to chemical stress, so anything and everything that goes into your body. Examples of chemical stress are environmental pollutants, processed foods, medications, toxic cleaning products, candles or beauty fragrances, or even just not drinking enough water. These things and more can contribute to inflammation and subluxations. By adopting a holistic approach to health, chiropractic care aims to help individuals reduce their toxic load through adjustments and education on toxins in the body.
Thoughts refer to emotional stress; relationships, job changes, negative thought patterns, and family worries are all types of emotional stressors that can affect your overall health. Anything your brain deals with, your body also has to deal with, often manifesting through subluxations in the spine. We encourage patients to incorporate mindfulness practices, stress reduction techniques, and regular chiropractic adjustments to address the effects of mental stressors.
Holistic Healing Through Chiropractic Care
At Express Life Chiropractic we take a comprehensive approach to health by correcting the root cause of the issues at hand, restoring communication from the brain to the body, and promoting optimal health. Through specific chiropractic adjustments and a focus on educating our practice members about chiropractic care and the three t’s of stress, we are continually able to increase quality of life, heal bodies, and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
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Subluxations and the three t’s of stress provide a framework for understanding the interconnectedness of physical, chemical, and emotional factors that influence health. Chiropractic care, with its emphasis on spinal health and holistic well-being, offers individuals an opportunity to take an active role in their health journey. By recognizing the importance of how the stress of traumas, toxins, and thoughts affects the body, individuals can work proactively towards achieving optimal health and vitality. Whether seeking relief from pain or functional issues or aiming for preventive care, chiropractic principles provide a roadmap for a balanced and thriving life.
Whatever your needs are, Dr. Ashley and Dr. Troy are experts in the field of chiropractic. We are dedicated to providing the best natural healthcare solutions for families. Please contact us today if you are interested in learning more!