Real Life Chiropractic

Chiropractic and the Subluxation

You may hear the term “subluxation” being thrown out there in the language of chiropractors. Chiropractors are taught in school that a stuck joint, or a restricted joint is a subluxated joint. A subluxation means a partial dislocation of the joint or bone which can alter physiological functions. This can be treated by joint resetting, physical therapy or chiropractic care, pain relief and sometimes surgery. 

You can know that a joint is subluxated or “out of place” if the joint is painful or swollen, feels unstable, or there is a loss of mobility. If a nerve is being affected there may be some numbness that can occur. Most people know if they have a “bone out of place” because it’s painful! Seeking out care can be very important if symptoms are not getting better. If you find yourself in pain with your joints, seek your local chiropractor, physical therapist or massage therapist to receive treatment and get better!

Yours in health,

Dr. Josef Patterson

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