Subluxations can have a variety of negative effects that can decrease your quality of life. At Chiropractic Family Health Center in Aiea, HI, we want you to understand what subluxations are, how subluxations can affect you, and how you can treat your subluxations. With this knowledge, it is our hope that you can avoid subluxations in the future.

Subluxations Defined at Chiropractic Family Health Center Serving Pearl City

A subluxation is a problem that occurs when the spinal cord becomes pinched in the vertebrae of the spine. Subluxations can happen for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Physical labor
  • Poor posture
  • Poor mattress
  • Sitting in a bad chair
  • Auto accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Slipped disc (disc out of line)

Subluxations have a variety of symptoms. When you have subluxations, you may experience pain, tenderness, stiffness, tingling, burning, numbness and limited range of motion. The exact symptoms you feel will depend on the location and severity of the problem.

Your Chiropractor Can Provide Subluxation Treatment

If you have subluxations, we can help. We use a variety of techniques to provide subluxation treatment, including:

  • Spinal manipulation – Spinal manipulation is the process of using gentle pressure on the back to realign the vertebrae of the spine. Spinal manipulation can help with the subluxation and provide pain relief for the patient. Doing this over time can help restore communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which can be inhibited by subluxations.
  • Therapeutic stretches and exercises – We teach our patients how to perform therapeutic stretches and exercises that strengthen the muscles and help with subluxation alignment. Patients often enjoy doing stretches and exercises because they can this activity in the comfort of their own home.
  • Lifestyle advice – We teach our patients how to avoid the creation of subluxations in the future by changing their lifestyle and habits.

Contact Chiropractic Family Health Center

If you believe that you have a subluxation, either from a herniated disc or for other reasons, contact Chiropractic Family Health Center. We’re proud to treat patients on Oahu. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain and limited range of motion, contact Dr. Paul Kurihara today at (808) 486-6696 for subluxation treatment.