Spinal misalignment also known as subluxation of the spine is usually less chronic than some of the more serious back and neck pain issues, but if left untreated can become very painful. Spinal misalignment can give you a stiff neck, as well as pain when you move your neck.
It can also make your neck feel tired and achy and may cause a headache, even chronic headaches. In fact, many people seeking headache treatment may be misdiagnosed because general doctors are not suited for spinal misalignment identification.
Chiropractors are best suited to treat these problems and improvements are usually noticeable in just a few treatments.
What causes spinal misalignment?
Most spinal misalignment can be linked to an immediate cause like a car accident or sports injury that is not quickly or properly treated.
However, in many cases, spinal misalignment can have a gradual effect on your body over the years and suddenly appear when the body can no longer tolerate the misalignment. This is why people don’t understand why their back or neck suddenly started to bother them.
There are two types of trauma or injuries that can occur in your spine.
The first one is known as macro trauma. This is when you instantly know you have injured yourself and need immediate treatment. Car accidents, falls, and sports injuries are common types of Macro traumas.
The second type is known as micro trauma, which is minor repetitive injuries building up over time. These types of injuries can be simple daily tasks such as sitting at your desk every day for years, with poor posture. If you do the same labor job on a daily basis, like construction, painters, mechanics, or computer data entry you will have a slow and unnoticeable breakdown in the alignment of your spine.
How to relieve spinal misalignment
Research done by Chiropractors shows that in many cases, migraine and tension headaches are related to a misalignment of one or more vertebrae in your neck.
You should understand that the blood vessels and nerves must pass through very small openings between your vertebrae, and even a very slight misalignment compresses the nerve. These Vertebral subluxations will irritate your spinal nerves or joints, which causes many types of headaches.
Spinal misalignment is very common and the specialists at Virginia Spine Care Chiropractic will help to correct the underlying cause of your pain. It may be constant headaches, neck pain or lower back pain that affects the way you live your life or a sudden accident or injury that creates instant and prolonged pain. Either way, we specialize in putting your spine back in proper alignment.
Schedule your consultation today and start receiving pain relief from spinal misalignment.