Methods for vertebral subluxation treatment
The treatment for vertebral subluxation will depend on the practitioner you choose to diagnose and treat your particular condition. That’s because not every medical practitioner defines vertebral subluxation the same way. Vertebral subluxation is typically described by an orthopedic specialist or a neurologist as the partial misalignment of a vertebra resulting in a loss of function.
Many chiropractors define the term based on the original intention of the founder of chiropractics, D.D. Palmer, in 1895. That is to say, spinal misalignments both detectable and undetectable by X-ray, contribute to the development of not only neck or back pain but of every other disease as well. Read on to learn about the symptoms of vertebral subluxation and the treatment options for this debilitating condition.
What symptoms require vertebral subluxation treatment?
Chiropractors treat vertebral subluxation primarily with spinal manipulation but may also prescribe treatments like exercise to complement the physical realignment process. The symptoms that might indicate the presence of vertebral subluxation include:
- Neck pain or headaches
- Middle or lower back pain
- Joint pain in the arms or legs
Many times, symptoms defined by chiropractors as vertebral subluxation overlap with the mainstream definition, which attributes the development of pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness to spinal nerve compression. These symptoms, which often are associated with age-related degenerative spine conditions such as osteoarthritis, usually can be managed through the use of conservative treatment methods like pain medication, exercise and stretching.
Minimally invasive vertebral subluxation treatment
If chronic symptoms of this condition persist despite several weeks or months of conservative vertebral subluxation treatment, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about the minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open spinal fusion. As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery,^ our team of dedicated surgeons has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from their chronic neck and back pain.
At Laser Spine Institute, our procedures offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery, which has patients up and walking within a few hours after surgery.^ By using a less than 1-inch incision and muscle-sparing techniques, our dedicated surgeons are able to perform a vertebral subluxation treatment that results in less surgical blood loss and a reduced risk of infection compared to other providers.
To determine if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient procedures, reach out to Laser Spine Institute today and ask for your no-cost MRI review.*