Subluxation


Subluxation

Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Subluxation services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

If you’re struggling with back pain, neck pain, or other unpleasant symptoms of subluxation, or spinal misalignment, chiropractic care may be the answer. Skilled chiropractor Stephen Steller, DC, and the other experts at Spinal Correction Centers in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, offer treatment for subluxation to restore spinal structure and function, thereby reducing pain. Call the office most convenient to you to schedule an evaluation or book one online today.


Q & A

What is subluxation?

Subluxation, or spinal misalignment, may occur for a variety of reasons. It can cause pain and other unpleasant symptoms when left untreated. One subluxation in the spine can cause 1 or more of 450 different health problems.

Fortunately, the specialists at Spinal Correction Centers offer an array of chiropractic treatments to relieve your discomfort naturally. Make an appointment at the first sign of a spinal alignment problem.

What are the symptoms of subluxation?

Common symptoms of subluxation include:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Reduced immune system function
  • Other aches and pains

Rather than taking addictive pain medicine or undergoing invasive surgery, you can achieve long-lasting comfort naturally with chiropractic adjustments to treat subluxation.

What are the risk factors for subluxation?

Subluxation is common and can happen to anyone, but factors that increase your risk include:

  • Poor posture
  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Falling down
  • Work-related accidents
  • Genetics
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Excess body weight
  • Some chronic diseases

The pain you feel because of subluxation also can result from spinal canal narrowing (spinal stenosis), intervertebral foramen (IVF) stenosis, a herniated disc, a pinched nerve, or other injuries linked to spinal misalignment. 

How do you diagnose subluxation?

Your Spinal Correction Centers specialist can diagnose subluxation after reviewing your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam, which could include a neurological exam.

Your provider will recommend X-rays. An MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure may be necessary to detect or rule out additional problems before personalizing a treatment plan that’s best for you.

What are the treatments for subluxation?

Your subluxation treatment plan might include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, functional rehabilitation and/ or massage therapy. 

Your chiropractor also could recommend physical therapy or lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, healthy weight management, and a nutritious diet.

Corrective chiropractic adjustments are used to treat subluxation and manipulate tissues to better align them, ease pain, restore musculoskeletal functioning, and enhance your overall quality of life. 

Spinal Correction Centers offers manipulation under anesthesia to help you relax and feel more comfortable during chiropractic procedures.

To find out if you have subluxation or get treated for it, call the Spinal Correction Centers office nearest you or book an appointment online today.