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Our experts here at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury know just how much pain a misaligned spine can cause. Your spine is the hub of your nervous system. It attaches your brain to the rest of your body and is attached to the over 90,000 miles in your body. Having your spine even slightly misaligned can have a domino effect that causes a variety of negative effects on your health.

Signs of a Poorly Aligned Spine

There are numerous signs that your spine is misaligned, but it is also possible to need a spinal correction without experiencing any symptoms. Signs of a misaligned spine include, but are not limited to:

  • Low energy, tiredness, or fatigue
  • Poor posture
  • Sore/stiff neck or back
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Joint pain
  • Uneven leg length (you’ll notice that your shoes wear out at different rates.)
  • Muscle spasms in the back
  • Headaches
  • Numbness, tingling, or altered sensations

If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, it is highly recommended that you get a certified chiropractor to give you an adjustment.

Causes

There are many things that can cause spine misalignment, some of which are preventable, and some that regular chiropractic care can mitigate the risk of. These common causes include injuries caused by sports (which is one of our specialties), aging, poor sleeping habits, poor ergonomics (including shoe choice), weight, and lack of exercise.

Spinal Correction Treatments

Here at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury, our expert chiropractors offer a variety of spinal correction procedures to help you achieve and maintain a healthy spine. In addition to regular chiropractic care, we specialize in back injury treatment, neck injury treatment, lower back pain treatment, sports injury treatment, and knee injury treatment--correcting these other parts of the body will also have a positive effect on the spine. More specifically, we offer spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression therapy is a painless and non-surgical treatment to relieve neck pain, back pain, pinched nerve, herniated disc, bulging disc, numbness, disc injuries, sciatica, and tingling. Spinal Decompression Therapy gently stretches the spine apart so that the misaligned vertebrae can naturally move back into place. Additionally, we can also potentially supplement any of our treatment offerings with cold laser therapy, which helps accelerate healing at the cellular level and subsequently lowers inflammation.

If you do not seek treatment, a misaligned spine will typically not realign on its own, but you don’t have to live in pain and discomfort. If you live in the Honolulu, HI area, please give us a call at 808-591-2400 to schedule your appointment today.