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What Causes Subluxations?

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If your spine isn’t working right, your nervous system probably isn’t either!

Not only must your spine help you stand erect, it must allow you to move while allowing the vital nerve communications between your brain and your body. Your spinal cord and nerve roots are the most vulnerable part of your nervous system. That’s why chiropractors are so interested in your spine. If your spine isn’t working right, your nervous system probably isn’t either—even if you feel great and don’t have any symptoms!

There are many causes of spinal subluxations. They fall into three broad categories. Here are some of the causes chiropractic patients have mentioned:


  • Being born
  • Learning to walk
  • Raking leaves
  • Shoveling dirt
  • Car accidents
  • Getting into your car
  • Sitting on your wallet
  • Hotel beds
  • Contact sports
  • High heeled shoes
  • Sweeping the garage
  • A bad pillow


  • Getting bad news
  • Tomorrow’s deadline
  • Stress
  • Feeling rushed
  • Job interview
  • Frustration
  • The holidays
  • Paying the bills
  • Being late
  • Your mother-in-law
  • Funerals
  • A speeding ticket


  • Drugs
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Alcohol
  • Pain pills
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Paint fumes
  • Sleeping pills
  • Preservatives
  • Allergic reactions
  • Too much coffee
  • Anesthesia

Spinal problems rarely get better on their own. Call and schedule an appointment with a member chiropractor near you and begin care today!

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