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Levy Chiropractic Center

Dr. Lawrence F. Levy, D.C., P.A.

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What is a Subluxation

When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump, to a car accident, any sudden trauma or even everyday "wear and tear." When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways needed to transport messages to and from the brain so the body can maintain the physiological balance necessary for good health. 

As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs can begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes increasingly more difficult to correct with the passage of time because the surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to "maladapt" to the improper positioning. The body is an amazing machine. It will start to accommodate these changes by compensating in other areas. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes to get back to near perfect position.

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