How Do I Know When I Have a Subluxation? | Singapore Chiropractic

Do you Have a Subluxation? A Subluxation is a misalignment of the bones in the top of the spine, called Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), causing a physiological effect on your central nervous system. This may be due to a physical, chemical or mental stress that you have encountered. Whether you have a Subluxation is NOT based on whether you have symptoms. This specific problem must be based on objective tests conducted by a trained practitioner of upper cervical chiropractic care.

For example, you may have a sore neck after a long day of work, but this could just be the muscles being tired after staring at a screen for 10 hours. Conversely, you may also have had a fall and knocked your head but experience no symptoms. In this instance you could certainly be Subluxated but aren’t feeling any symptoms.

Differentiating Subluxation from Misalignment with x-rays

X-rays are important to establish if adjustments are safe, how long care will take and HOW to adjust your misalignment. However, you can have this misalignment BUT if there is no physiological effect on your central nervous system then it is not a Subluxation!

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Analyzing the Nervous System to Detecting True Subluxation

To detect a true Subluxation there must be analysis of your nervous system to establish if it is in a:

1. Subluxated state

2. Healthy state

3. Healing state

 

Once the Chiropractor has established you are in a Subluxated state they should provide an adjustment. If you are not Subluxated they should not adjust as this could slow your progress or worse your case!

Think of it a bit like talking to an angry boss. If they are in a good mood it’s the time to talk, however if they are in a bad mood or a busy mood this could result in them getting angry!

Choosing the Right Singapore Chiropractic Centre

When you visit a Singapore chiropractic centre and see a Chiropractor and get our best rates, make sure they are using some sort of objective way to measure and monitor your nervous system, preferably some technology such as thermography. They also should NOT have to adjust you on every visit. If they do then either:

1. Your body isn’t adapting so always needs an intervention (therefore the care isn’t successful)

2. You may be adjusted when you don’t need to be

Read more about Upper Cervical Subluxation, here.  

FAQs

What are the common signs and symptoms of a subluxation?

Common signs of subluxation may include neck or back pain, limited range of motion, muscle stiffness, headaches, tingling or numbness in the extremities, and overall discomfort. Consulting a Singapore chiropractor can help determine if a subluxation is present.

Can a subluxation cause pain in other areas of the body?

Yes, a subluxation can cause referred pain, where the discomfort is felt in a different area from the actual site of the misalignment. This is because subluxations can affect nerve function and lead to symptoms elsewhere in the body.

Can a subluxation go unnoticed without any symptoms?

Yes, it is possible for a subluxation to be present without noticeable symptoms. Regular check-ups with a Singapore chiropractor can help detect and address subluxations before they cause significant problems or symptoms.

Are there specific tests or examinations used to diagnose a subluxation?

Yes, a Singapore chiropractor may perform various tests and examinations, including postural analysis, range of motion assessments, palpation of the spine, and possibly imaging studies to accurately diagnose a subluxation.

Can stress contribute to the development of subluxations?

Yes, stress can contribute to the development of subluxations. Emotional or physical stressors can cause muscle tension and impact spinal alignment, potentially leading to subluxations. Singapore chiropractors can help address these issues and promote overall well-being.

How can chiropractic care in Singapore help correct a subluxation?

Chiropractic care in Singapore utilizes gentle and specific adjustments to correct subluxations. These adjustments aim to restore proper spinal alignment, improve nerve function, alleviate symptoms, and promote the body’s natural healing abilities.

Since 2013, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, DC. Shaan Rai helped patients achieve greater health, relocating to Singapore in 2016 and founding Vitality Chiropractic Centres. He has an impressive track record in providing relief and solutions for people who experience nerve system problems, such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or neurological conditions. Take your life back.

For a Complimentary, no-obligation call with the Chiropractor or to book a Consultation, call +65 8438 9550 or email help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com to find out if we can help you at our Chiropractic Clinic in Singapore.

Written by

Shaan Rai (Chiropractic, Singapore)

Shaan (UK) is based in Singapore. He is a GCC registered Singapore Chiropractor, completing a 5 year course at AECC, attaining his Masters in Chiropractic. His career has been specialised in neurological cases, such as migraines and vertigo. He is the Vuce President and Chairman for Outreach & Charity for Alliance of Chiropractic (AoC) and is a founder of Vitality Chiropractic Singapore. He developed the NeuroPro method, combining Upper Cervical techniques with Functional Neurology Rehab.

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