• The Chiropractor Explains How Spinal Bones Misalign

    by Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor
    on Nov 21st, 2016

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Tie a rope to a small chair. Now give the rope a solid pull. What happens to the chair? It moves with the pull of your rope. This is exactly how subluxations are caused in your spine. When muscles surrounding your spine contract or tighten up due to physical, emotional or chemical stress, the muscle exerts a force on the movable spinal bone that the muscle is attached to. This force causes the bone to subluxate (misalign). The lucky people will get a pain or a symptom. Most of the time, the bone shifts out of alignment without a symptom. The longer the bone remains subluxated, the area becomes more unstable resulting in a worse problem. The reason I say that people who get the symptoms fast are lucky is because they have the warning sign to get to the chiropractor and have the problem corrected quickly before it turns into a bigger issue affecting their health. The chiropractor will check your spine for subluxated vertebra using chiropractic diagnostic tools such as spinal reflexes, occipital drop analysis, leg checks, palpation, semg and x-rays if warranted. Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to evaluate and analyze the spine for subluxation. No other doctor has that expertise.

My name is Dr. J. Zimmerman and I am a chiropractor.  I have been in practice for 27 years.  My chiropractic practice uses many different chiropractic techniques to improve bodily function and restore health. My chiropractic office is located in Galloway Township (the Smithville section) of Atlantic County, NJ.  You can contact me for more chiropractic information at Health First Chiropractic Clinics,  609-652-6363

Author Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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