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Subluxation is the term used in the chiropractic field when one or more of the vertebrae shift out of position. This condition can result in pressure on the blood vessels, spinal nerves and muscles. In addition, it can cause an imbalance in the body’s natural processes. When the condition is not corrected, it can progress and result in spinal degeneration. Subluxation can arise from regular actions or unique actions. A sudden jarring to the body or a car accident are examples of a unique action, while incorrect lifting, poor posture and improper sleeping positions are examples of regular actions.
There are four phases of subluxation degeneration. In the first phase, a change occurs in the normal curve of the spine, and during the second phase, calcium builds up along with a change in range of motion. The third phase exhibits itself in disc changes, and symptoms arise, such as achiness and stiffness. In the fourth phase, the patient suffers serious structural changes and neurological changes.
A chiropractor is specialized in correcting subluxation and in restoring the misaligned vertebrae to the proper position. Often, a chiropractor will use his or her hands to manually adjust the spine or an instrument. It’s the manual thrust that helps redirect the vertebrae with applied corrective pressure.
The Chiropractic Health Clinic is your go-to Omaha chiropractor for subluxation. This chiropractor in Omaha uses the latest technology, including the advanced Tytronic adjustment system to scan the spinal column and identify the exact location of any subluxation. It’s a diagnostic tool that provides visual output of the subluxation, and once the location of the subluxation is identified, the chiropractors at Chiropractic Health Clinic will choose the best chiropractic technique for each patient’s unique needs. Our chiropractors are extensively trained and experienced in cutting-edge methods, including the distraction technique, Toggle technique, Thompson technique and the Gonstead technique.
This chiropractor in Omaha implements a holistic approach to healing, and patient treatment plans may include adjunct services such as cold laser therapy and spinal decompression to enhance the healing process. With cold laser therapy, a light source creates a thermal effect, which decreases inflammation, improves circulation, increases cellular oxygen to speed up the healing process, and reduces pain caused by subluxation. Spinal decompression takes place on a traction table with a computerized motor that gently stretches the spine to increase the space between the spinal discs. Spinal adjustments, cold laser therapy and spinal decompression are safe and effective methods for subluxation.
If you’re suffering from loss in range of motion, stiffness or pain caused by subluxation, the Chiropractic Health Clinic is dedicated to getting you on the path to recovery. Give us a call in Omaha at 402-778-5470 to schedule an appointment. We’ll attain an accurate diagnosis and create an individualized treatment plan just for you. We’ve helped many others suffering from subluxation, and we can help you too.