What Is Subluxation ?

Is Subluxation the Cause of your Back Pain?

If you have severe back pain or your spine is misaligned, it may be due to subluxation. A term used by chiropractors, subluxation is a partial dislocation of a joint or misalignment of vertebrae that may need adjusting. It can be caused by an injury or repetitive motion. Sports like swimming, tennis, and volleyball can cause the ligaments to loosen in the shoulder due to the use of repetitive upward motions. If you think you have a misalignment, you should seek chiropractic care from a chiropractor in Manhattan. One of our experienced chiropractors at NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center will be able to help put you back on the path of wellness.


There are different forms of subluxation. It can be formed in the spine, shoulder, knees, and elbow. Some symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Loosening of the joint or the feeling like it's slipping in and out of the socket
  • Limited mobility of the joint
  • Bruising or discoloration in the joints
  • Numbness or loss of feeling in the joints

A subluxation can occur if you were in an accident, had a fall, or had a sports-related injury. The joints around the ligament could be sprained and can cause severe pain near the joint and may make it hard to move. This can result in back pain, improper nerve function, and more. Sometimes the joint can be returned to a normal position, like when a dislocated shoulder is popped back into place. Other times, a more individualized treatment plan may be prescribed by your chiropractor in Manhattan. This can include resetting the joint and providing pain relief.

Schedule an Appointment

If you were in an auto accident or had a sports-related injury, you may need to seek chiropractic care from a chiropractor in Manhattan. Our experienced chiropractors will be able to determine the proper care and treatment for your back pain or misalignment. If you are in the Manhattan area, schedule an appointment with NYC Chiropractic and Decompression Center. Call (212) 645-8151 today, so we can get you on the path to recovery.



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