Misaligned Spine

Causes of Misaligned Spine

The spinal is composed of a series of smaller bones called vertebrae. These vertebrae sit one on top of the other in a column with softer “discs” sitting between each bone. It’s possible for one of these vertebrae (or one of the discs) to slide partially out of place, creating a misalignment of the spine. Spinal misalignment can in turn cause other issue within the body, predominantly pain and discomfort.

Misaligned spine is not just a sports injury and can have a variety of different causes. In some cases, an impact or trauma can cause the spine to be knocked into misalignment. Slip and fall accidents, for example, are a common cause of misaligned spine. In other scenarios, extreme stress on the spine from lifting heavy objects with your back can cause vertebrae to shift. The spine can also shift out of alignment over time through poor posture or some other bodily imbalance.

Symptoms of spinal misalignment include pain and extreme discomfort. 

Treatments for Misaligned Spine

The most common treatment for misaligned spine is chiropractic adjustment. This is the process of a chiropractor manually adjusting the vertebrae of the spine by hand to move them back into alignment. This treatment is totally non-invasive and can leave you feeling less pain and more in alignment.

In extreme cases where manual adjustment isn’t enough, another option is non-surgical spinal decompression. Non-surgical spinal decompression uses a machine to separate your spinal column, allowing it to come back together in better alignment. This a great alternative to surgical decompression which is much riskier and takes longer to recover from.