Everyone keeps talking about Subluxation. It turns up on the internet, when I go to the doctor, and when I’m talking to my friends. What is it anyways? If you have had this thought run through your head your are one of millions that ask the same question. In 2008 alone N.H.T.S.A. reported around 16,000 accidents a day and while that is one of the larger contributors it is definitely not the only cause. So, rest assured that there are plenty of reasons for inquiry about Subluxation.

Subluxation comes from two latin words, luxare meaning to dislocate and sub which means somewhat or slightly. So, Sublaxation is dislocation or misalignment in the spinal column causing biomechanical malfunction. These malfunctions in the spine can irritate nerve roots and the blood vessels that branch off from the spinal cord between each of the vertebrae and result in pain and dysfunction of the muscles, lymphatic and organ tissue, as well as erroneous messages being sent back and forth between the nerves and the brain.

Subluxation can be caused by many things that range from a fall, an injury, a sudden jar, or trauma.  Other causes include improper sleeping conditions or habits, poor posture, work hazards, incorrect lifting, obesity, lack of rest and exercise, and stress. If you or a loved one has experienced a car accident or a fall contact, Dr. Dirk Woodmansee, Utah’s best chiropractic specialist for a free consultation to find out how he can resolve the root of the problem and get your body functioning normally again. It’s your life… live it in health!