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What is a Subluxation?

Understanding Spinal Subluxation 

In medicine, a subluxation is simply defined as an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint within the human body. It is major displacement of the joint and is visible on imaging scans such as X-rays. Subluxation is often the result of acute injury or repetitive motions, but age, disease, and lifestyle choices can all impact the joints and eventually cause subluxation to occur. Joint dislocations can happen in any joint from the hands and feet to the knees and go to the spine and shoulders. In many cases, treatment is very involved and will include resetting or realigning the joint, pain relief and pain management practices, and rehabilitation therapy. In cases that don’t respond to these or other treatments, surgery may be needed. If you are in Mount Pleasant or North Charleston, SC area, visit Spine Pain Center to find relief and get more information on this condition.

Symptoms of Subluxation

Some of the common symptoms of a joint subluxation include the following:

  • Pain at the site of the injured joint and around the immediate area
  • A sensation weakness or instability in the joint itself
  • Swelling of the joint and the muscles and soft tissues around it
  • Limited mobility from the joint due to pain, weakness, or catching of the joint
  • Bruising or discoloration at the site of the dislocation
  • Possible loss of feeling or numbness that can radiate to other areas

Spinal Subluxation 

Spinal subluxation occurs when the joints, also known as the vertebrae, of the spine, slip out of alignment. Symptoms and their severity can vary depending on the individual, which joints are affected, and how bad the subluxation is. But one thing that is common in all spinal dislocations is that they are dangerous and pose a serious threat to your overall health and need to be addressed as soon as possible by a chiropractor. To determine the severity of your injury those overseeing your chiropractic care will look at the common symptoms you may be experiencing:

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Mobility Issues

Spine Pain Center Where Wellness Awaits You!

If you or a loved one is suffering from back pain and are concerned about spinal misalignment and subluxation, visit us here at the Spine Pain Center of Mount Pleasant or North Charleston. We want to help you with your suffering. Call 843-606-2412 (North Charleston) or 843-884-8444 (Mount Pleasant) to schedule an appointment today!

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