Subluxations aren’t just about spots of pain in the back, neck, or sciatica. Subluxations eventually lead to systemic dysfunction and disease. These “silent killers” often start out painless—just like cavities, cancer, and many other diseases. When faced with untreated subluxations the human body reacts by performing poorly on every level. The immune system weakens, strength and coordination are negatively affected, and organs may cease to function normally. There can be an increase in pain levels and pain consistency as well as stiffness and fatigue. As if the physical symptoms weren’t bad enough, there may now also be an increase in stress, which would negatively impact one’s emotional well-being.
Infants and children need to have their structural systems checked, as neurological and other health problems have been traced to the structural stress of birth, as well as all of the bumping, banging, falling, and accidents of toddler and childhood years. Even minor falls can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with potential long-term consequences.
We cannot stress this enough: Chiropractic checkups are essential! Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health professionals trained to detect and correct subluxations. Because subluxations are often painless, periodic Chiropractic checkups should be a part of every family’s healthcare routine. Correcting silent subluxations today will help ensure greater physical and emotional health now and may well prevent serious health problems in the future.