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What Causes Spinal Compression

 

    Injury or trauma involving the spine
    Intervertebral disc degeneration
    Arthritis
    Herniated or bulging discs
    Injury to the spinal nerve root
    Scarring from lumbar spine surgery
    Posterior facet syndrome or worn spinal joints

 

Symptoms of Spinal Compression

 

    Pain in the neck
    Pain in the upper or lower back
    Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness
    Pain when twisting or bending

 

 

 

 


Why do joints need to be adjusted?

 

Chiropractic was initially founded on the idea that when bones were misaligned, they pushed on nerves and caused interference to the function of the nerves. So, if the nerve went to your stomach, a person could have indigestion because of the bone being misaligned. This explanation reflects the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the late 1800s and early 1900s. At this time, it was thought that this alteration in nerve energy flow was the source of all diseases. Thankfully, we have progressed beyond this understanding and we now have more complete explanations of the processes that are going on in joints.

 

 

 

 

 

How Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

 

There are well over 100 types of adjustment techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Some practitioners may use force and twisting, while other techniques are more gentle. Regardless of how they are performed, these techniques are intended to restore or enhance joint function with the objectives of reducing pain and resolving joint inflammation.

 

When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak.