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Why The Spine Goes Out of Alignment: EP Chiropractic Clinic

As humans, there are a variety of stressors experienced daily. Stress collects in various body areas, most commonly the upper back, jaw, and neck muscles. Stress leads to tension in the muscles. The built-up tension can cause the spinal bones to shift out of alignment, irritating the nerves between the spinal bones. A cycle begins as increased nerve tension causes the muscles to continue to contract/tighten. The extra muscle tension continues to pull the spinal bones out of alignment, making the spine stiff and less flexible affecting posture, balance, coordination, and mobility, causing the spine to become further unstable. Chiropractic treatment at regular intervals is recommended to help realign and maintain proper position.

Why The Spine Goes Out of Alignment: EP Chiropractic ClinicWhy The Spine Goes Out of Alignment

The nerves in the body are intricately linked to the spinal cord, and small distortions in the alignment can cause nerves to misfire and malfunction. When the spine goes out of alignment, the nervous system/brain and nerves get stuck in a stressed or tense state. Even a minor misalignment can cause a series of discomfort symptoms to travel throughout the body.

Causes

Causes of misalignment that creates tension in the nerves and muscles include:

  • Previous injuries.
  • Unhealthy sleep.
  • Stress – mental and physical.
  • Physically demanding jobs.
  • Overtraining.
  • Sedentary habits.
  • Foot conditions and problems.
  • Unhealthy eating habits.
  • Being overweight.
  • Chronic inflammation.
  • Arthritis.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic examination procedures:

Palpation

  • A chiropractor will feel/palpate the spine to see if the bones are in alignment, move well, or are out of alignment and not moving correctly or moving at all.

Posture Exam

  • If the head, shoulders, and hips are uneven or the shoulders and head are pulling forward, the spinal bones are out of alignment/subluxations.

Balance and Coordination

  • Unhealthy balance and coordination can indicate the brain, nerves, and muscles are malfunctioning by spinal misalignment.

Range of Motion

  • A loss of spinal movement flexibility can show tension in the nerves, muscles, and misalignments.

Muscle Test

  • Loss of strength in a muscle can indicate the nerve signals are weak.

Orthopedic Tests

  • Tests that put the body in stressful positions focus on what tissue/s may be injured and the causes.

X-rays

  • X-rays look for abnormalities, dislocations, bone density, fractures, hidden/invisible injuries, and infections.

Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic provide personalized treatment plans. These specific therapies are made to generate long-term spine benefits. Spinal manipulation, deep tissue massage, MET, and other manual therapy techniques, combined with exercise, help get the bones moving properly, the muscles functioning correctly, and the spine back into proper form. Treatment relieves muscle spasms, tension, and joint dysfunction, increases circulation, and retrains the muscles to remain relaxed.


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References

Ando, Kei et al. โ€œPoor spinal alignment in females with obesity: The Yakumo study.โ€ Journal of Orthopaedics vol. 21 512-516. 16 Sep. 2020, doi:10.1016/j.jor.2020.09.006

Le Huec, J C et al. โ€œSagittal balance of the spine.โ€ The European spine journal: official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society vol. 28,9 (2019): 1889-1905. doi:10.1007/s00586-019-06083-1

Meeker, William C, and Scott Haldeman. โ€œChiropractic: a profession at the crossroads of mainstream and alternative medicine.โ€ Annals of internal medicine vol. 136,3 (2002): 216-27. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-136-3-200202050-00010

Oakley, Paul A et al. โ€œX-Ray Imaging is Essential for Contemporary Chiropractic and Manual Therapy Spinal Rehabilitation: Radiography Increases Benefits and Reduces Risks.โ€ Dose-response: a publication of International Hormesis Society vol. 16,2 1559325818781437. 19 Jun. 2018, doi:10.1177/1559325818781437

Shah, Anoli A, et al. โ€œSpinal Balance/Alignment – Clinical Relevance and Biomechanics.โ€ Journal of biomechanical engineering, 10.1115/1.4043650. 2 May. 2019, doi:10.1115/1.4043650

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Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

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The information herein on "Why The Spine Goes Out of Alignment: EP Chiropractic Clinic" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, or licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Blog Information & Scope Discussions

Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez DC or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

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email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*

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