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The brain relies on the nerves outside of the spinal column to coordinate every function in the body. As chiropractors we stress the importance of keeping the nerves free from interference.
We as chiropractors call this a subluxation, you may call this a pinched nerve but basically it is the same thing. The subluxation can occur from poor posture, birth trauma, sports injuries, a car accident, any number of ways something can go wrong physically can result in a subluxation. The bone that moves out of place is a real physical stress but more importantly it can prevent the brain from communicating with the body.
If you are not familiar with the term palpation, it means we use our hands to feel where the subluxations are. To remove the subluxation we chiropractors adjust the spine. By adjusting the spine we place the vertebra back into it’s correct position. With the subluxation removed the brain can properly communicate with the body, the muscle spasm and accompanying pain will go away.
It is a natural form of healing that allows the body to freely express itself by removing nerve interference caused by the subluxation. Medication will only mask the pain not addressing the underlying subluxation. You may be surprised to learn that chiropractors also treat headaches by removing subluxations in the neck and upper back.