Chiropractors are very important with spinal injuries, whether it’s as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall accident, or just in general in treating neck and back ailments. Chiropractors are involved in the manipulation of the spine to remove “subluxations” which occur when there’s a trauma to the body.
In a subluxation, spinal bones lose their normal position and motion. As a result of an accident or fall, oftentimes they will sublux or pop out of place. When the vertebrae pops out of place it can cause localized pain and it can also cause peripheral types of pain or symptoms. The body knows it’s been injured, and it’ll start to tighten up the muscles. People will start having difficulty turning their heads, flexing, and extending. Once that happens, the chiropractors need to go in to straighten that out. They need to take the subluxations out and put them back into place. By doing so, they remove the pressure off of the exiting nerve routes, off the spine, and have everything aligned.