Hi guys, Dr. Kinney here, your chiropractor for low back pain.
I’m going to talk to you today about one of the most common things I see in my office when someone comes in with lower back pain.
Today we’re going to talk about the things, the most important or the most common thing I see in here, which is called a subluxation.
So, subluxations happen throughout any part of your spine, but often I see them in the lower back.
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When we look at a spine front to back, should line up in a nice straight line, right? And the pelvic bone should be nice and level.
When we look at the spine to the side, this is where we should see these little gentle curves, especially in the lower back.
In between every one of the vertebrae is what we call a disc, and at the disc level is where
all these nerves exit out.
Repetitive stress, poor posture, sitting long, physical activity, old accidents or sports injuries can cause some of those spinal bones to shift out of alignment.
So normally we should have good motion and movement in all of these spinal joints.
If the vertebrae shift out of alignment, even so just a little bit, littlest bit, it can get stuck and locked up that way.
And in chiropractic, we call that a subluxation, ’cause then there’s not great range of motion, there is not good movement.
And typically when the spine locks up out of alignment, it starts to pinch or press or disturb the nerves.
This is what we adjust.
Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations by getting better motion and movement in the spine, alleviating some of the pinching and the pressure on the nerves.
You could go back to my two other videos.
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One is the best treatment for discs and the other is the two best adjustments for lower back, and check out how in fact we do adjust the lower back spine.
And then, when we correct the subluxations, it gets better motion and movement in the spine, thereby taking pressure off the nerves, which is how your body’s going to heal.
Without drugs, without surgery, without medication, and repetition of the adjustments over time is eventually going to get it to stay that way.
And then we support the adjustments with stretching and exercises and things that you could do at home.
So if you have lower back pain, absolutely get yourself checked because chances are you may have subluxations in your spine, which are easily, easily treatable.
Thanks for tuning in. We’ll see you again.