A subluxation is a dysfunction of a joint. It is characterized by the following 5 symptoms. Any 1 or more of these symptoms indicate that you may have a subluxation.
1) Reduced movement of a joint which is caused by a misalignment of the bones or ongoing changes such as degeneration. To you, this feels like stiffness and reduced range of motion or as some like to say “a hitch in your giddy-up”.
2) Nerve problems as a result of the reduced movement of a joint, a pinched nerve from a bony growth, or nerve irritation from inflammation. To you, this feels like pain! You could also feel dizzy, clumsy and/or unsteady.
3) Muscles can spasm, become weak and/or tight.
4) As the body attempts to “heal” the wound of a subluxation the area around the joint becomes inflammed, swollen, boggy, hot and/or painful.
5) Eventually, it will cause permanent changes to the bones, ligaments and discs. Those changes are known as Degenerative Joint Disease, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, or Bone Spurs to name a few.