Subluxations of the spine are the cause of many health problems, from migraines in adults to colic in infants. Everything affected by the nervous system can be affected by a subluxation. What is controlled by the nervous system? Everything! Every cell, tissue, gland, and system within the human body functions under the contol of the nervous system.
What is a misalignment?
A misalignment is a minor dislocation within the body. When the spine becomes misaligned the body shifts out of balance. This imbalance is sometimes accompanied by pain, but always accompanied by degeneration throughout the body. Sometimes the body is able to correct these misalignments and avoid any long-term damage to the nervous system.
What is a subluxation?
A misalignment and a subluxation are not one and the same. The major difference is whether the nervous system is affected. A misalignment is no longer a misalignment if the vertebrae are interfering in any way with the nerves of the spinal cord. Unlike misalignments, subluxations are never able to self-correct, and do cause health decline.
Although it may seem like a small thing that your spine is subluxated, it’s actually a very big thing. Whenever a vertebrae in the spine shifts or twists out of proper alignment and causes disruption, or distortion of communication within the nervous system, every bodily system becomes susceptible to illness. In other words, the bodily system which controls all other bodily systems begins to misfire. You may see small changes at first, but eventually, those ailments pile up and become chronic illness.
How to remove misalignements and subluxations of the spine?
Upper Cervical doctors are specifically trained to detect, analyze, and remove a subluxation of the spine. Because the body is unable to correct subluxations on its own, it requires an outside force. We use an instrument which delivers a gentle correction to only the cervical vertebrae in your neck. This gentle force does not cure illnesses; it does, however, rehabilitate the nervous system. And it’s the nervous system which combats illnesses naturally from within the body. Imagine living life in a body with a nervous system that functions exactly how it is designed to function, what a life that would be!
Meet Laura, a wellness patient in our office!
Laura is a patient at our office. Her story is like many of our patients. When she was thirteen she experienced a trauma, not unlike a trauma any other thirteen year old might experience. She was roller-blading, having tons of fun, but had a fall. That fall shifted the vertebrae in her spine resulting in a misalignment, eventually leading to a subluxation. She began to see her health decline. Laura says, “Neither my neck nor my back pain ever prevented me from doing the things I enjoy, but both certainly slowed me down. I guess you can say I pushed through the pain.”
Laura says, “I had been seeing a general chiropractor since birth and I would go as long as I could manage the pain and discomfort before stopping in to see my chiropractor. He would do some pulling, pushing, popping ,and off I would go. That brief manipulation would hold for a day, if I was lucky, which was long enough for me to regain pain tolerance. I would make it about one month before going back to get popped again. Those adjustments never held and I was never pain-free.”
“I’ve been seeing Dr. Garman since April of 2014. With Upper Cervical Care I’ve experienced pain-free motion in my neck and back, starting the day after they ‘put my head on straight’ for the first time. It was the most AWESOME feeling. I’ve been able to stop taking medication to manage my pain, and it has improved my daily life and motivated me to stay more active.”