What is Spinal Joint Dysfunction?

Spinal joints that become jammed, locked-up, or lose their normal motion, termed spinal joint dysfunction or vertebral subluxation, can effect the function of the spine and nervous system.

Subluxations can cause local pain and may interfere with or impede the function of the nervous system, joints and muscles. This may decrease the body's ability to heal and function optimally.

Symptoms of Spinal Joint Dysfunction

In addition to localised pain and limited range of motion, there are other signs and symptoms to indicate you may have spinal joint dysfunction. When combined with localised pain, the following symptoms may indicate vertebral subluxation:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of balance
  • Discomfort of the joints
  • Numbness or tingling on the back of legs and arms
  • Limited spinal mobility
  • Pain or soreness localised to one area
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or lethargy

Due to the way in which the spine affects many different aspects of the body and its movements, patients at exhibit symptoms in a variety of ways. Not all patients with spinal joint dysfunction will experience fatigue or headaches but some do complain of discomfort in the neck, hips and shoulders.

Chiropractic is a natural healing art which detects the presence of these spinal joint dysfunctions and reduces them using chiropractic adjustments.

Do you have undetected spinal joint dysfunctions? If you have exhibited several of these symptoms for more than a week it is important that you see a back specialist as soon as possible here at Chirolife in Hobart.

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New and existing patients can contact Dr T. today on 6224 9349 or visit us at Level 2/85 Collins Street, Hobart. You can also book your Hobart chiropractor appointment online using the button below.
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