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Importance of Maintenance Care - How Trauma Causes Subluxations

Welcome back, Parkview family!

upset man in wreckDr. Kriva here, continuing our series on the significance of maintenance care in maintaining your overall health. In today’s installment, we will shed light on the impact of trauma and how it can lead to subluxations or misalignments in the spine.

While some sources of trauma may seem obvious, such as slips, trips, falls, or auto accidents, there are also continuous factors we often overlook.

Let’s explore the role of trauma, including the less apparent influences like gravity, and understand why regular chiropractic adjustments are crucial for your well-being.

Trauma: Beyond the Obvious

When we think of trauma, certain incidents come to mind immediately—events that clearly have the potential to knock our bones out of alignment, resulting in subluxations. Accidents like slipping, tripping, falling, or even bumping your head on the car while getting in can cause spinal misalignments. These misalignments, in turn, exert pressure on the nerves, leading to various health issues. While these cases are apparent, there are other lesser-known factors at play.

Gravity: The Silent Culprit:

One continuous force that affects our bodies every day, often without our realization, is gravity. Gravity is perpetually exerting its pull, always attempting to disrupt the alignment of our skeletal structure. Consider how we spend a significant portion of our time in front of computers or engaged in activities that cause our heads to tilt downward and our necks to protrude forward. In these instances, gravity becomes an insidious accomplice, tugging at our posture and potentially causing our necks to go out of alignment. Such misalignments can trigger a cascade of health problems, compromising our overall well-being.

The Need for Regular Adjustments:

Given the relentless nature of gravity, it is essential to receive regular chiropractic adjustments. Gravity never takes a day off—it consistently tries to knock our spines out of alignment and hinder our optimal functioning. Therefore, to counteract its effects, regular adjustments are imperative. By ensuring that your spine remains aligned, you can mitigate the detrimental consequences that misalignments can have on your health.

Post-Trauma Adjustment:

If you have recently experienced trauma and have not undergone an adjustment in some time, it is crucial to seek chiropractic care. Even seemingly minor incidents can potentially cause significant misalignments that may go unnoticed. By getting checked promptly after a trauma, you can ensure that no major misalignments have occurred and address any underlying issues before they escalate.

I hope this installment has provided you with valuable insights into the importance of maintenance care, particularly regarding trauma. While the immediate effects of accidents and injuries are evident, it is essential to recognize the continuous impact of gravity on our posture and alignment. Regular chiropractic adjustments are vital in counteracting these influences and ensuring that your body functions optimally. In our next visit, we will delve into the topic of toxins. Stay tuned as we continue to explore the significance of maintenance care in safeguarding your health.

Contact your Oakdale chiropractor today to ask questions about past trauma and to schedule your next appointment.

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