What Is Cervical Subluxation?
A spinal cord injury that produces a neck vertebrae overlap is called a cervical subluxation. This condition can have a long list of symptoms that can be different from person to person. These symptoms can also be mild to severe. A chiropractor can fully cure this condition and he can also help with the symptoms of a cervical subluxation.
The symptoms of this medical condition vary, so it may be hard to associate them with this disease. A doctor probably could not diagnose this condition by symptoms alone and he could possibly mistake one of the symptoms for another disease. Some of the most common symptoms for a cervical subluxation can include GI dysfunctions, neurological disorders and problems, high blood pressure or lower back problems. Every individual person responds differently to external factors.
A dorsal and ventral root is attached to every spinal nerve that exits the spinal column. These roots are surrounded with a bony protection inside of the spinal column. Between these roots are dentate ligaments. The dura and pia matter connect to the ligaments and the dura matter also attaches to the foramen magnum. This is the point where the brain stem becomes the spinal cord. There is even a connective tissue between the skull and atlas and it is called rectus capitus posterior minor muscle. The spinal cord has spinal tracts that lead to other areas of the body. These outermost tracts are called spinocerebellar tracts and these tracts have everything to do with how tight or loose your muscles are. They also sense joint position. The inner most tracts travel to the highest part of the body and the outer most tract travels to the lowest. Deeper in the spinal column is the spinothalamic tract. This tract senses pain and temperature. When the axis becomes subluxated and the ligaments pull the pia matter, this causes stress in any of these specific tracts.
The result is a range of symptoms or messages your body is sending to indicate pain, muscle tightness temperature and a host of other symptoms. A cervical subluxation can disrupt and even produce the wrong information, from the spinal cord to the body.
A cervical subluxation is considered to be vertebrae that are misaligned in the neck area. The cause for this condition can vary but most are injury related. Some include a car accident, an injury from heavy lifting, bad posture or from a fall. The symptoms can be balance changes, insomnia or migraines but this all depends on what tract was affected during the injury.
Since it could be impossible to diagnose this condition on symptoms alone, a doctor will have to do a series of X Rays to know what type of injury you have and if it is indeed a cervical subluxation. If you are diagnosed, you will have to have regular appointments with a chiropractor to try and eliminated pain or any other discomforts.
A chiropractor can make certain adjustments to the neck area to make it easier to cope with this condition. He may even tell the sufferer to perform certain exercises at home to strengthen the neck muscles. He might use specific instruments to help to correct the problem and after he is finished the person who is suffering may have to stay in a form of traction for a period of time. Pain medications and anti inflammatory drugs can also be given to reduce any swelling or pain but most of the time, after a few adjustments have been administered, the person will have relief from any discomforts.
If you have had a recent neck injury and you are also experiencing odd symptoms, you should see your doctor right away.