What on earth is a subluxation?!

Posted Apr 28, 2021 at 08:01

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What is a subluxation?

If you’ve ever been to a Chiropractor, watched any funky videos online or just done some general self-research, you may have come across the term, but you may not know quite what it means.

The answer is pretty simple. A subluxation refers to a joint in the body, any joint for that matter, which is not functioning correctly. This can either be through a restriction in its movement or being poorly positioned in respect to the joint(s) surrounding it. Easy right?

But we at Peak believe that you shouldn’t concentrate on questioning ‘what’ a subluxation is, but more so ‘Why should I care?’ To answer this, we need to delve a little deeper into the neuroscience.

Our brain processes and controls everything we do. From keeping us upright, to breathing in and out, to reacting certain ways when our favourite sports team loses, and it relies on constant, accurate feedback from the rest of the body to do its job correctly. If one or more parts of the body are unable to send this accurate feedback, the brain's ability to do its job is hindered, and therefore its output (instructions to our body) can become faulty.

Now this may not seem all that bad in the short term, but if left unchecked, the brain can learn these faulty patterns as its new ‘norm’, and thus start having a bigger impact on daily life. Some muscles can weaken, chemical balances inside us can alter and our literal perception of where we are in space relative to everything around us can change. This can result in body loading changes, poor postures, changes in moods, poor uptake of nutrients, more subluxations… the list goes on.

Luckily, its not all doom and gloom! These changes can be reversed and your brain being the amazing thing that it is can relearn new, better patterns and regain full control of the body once more.

If you are interested in learning more or feel that any of the above is relevant to you, book an appointment with us today, or come along to one of our free discovery sessions and we would be happy to try and help.