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How Did My Spine End Up Like This?!

back and neck painYou’re in pain. You see the x-rays of your spine and wonder… No matter how long your pain has been present, people usually ask this common question – “How did my spine get that way?! How did I end up like this?”

Sometimes there is an easy explanation. But more often, there’s no singular incident but rather an accumulation of various types of stress and insult to the spine and nervous system over a lifetime.

The 3 main causes of spinal subluxation are listed here – what can you identify with on this list?

1. Trauma (Physical) – injury, falls, car crash, postural strain, sleep position, congenital defects, birth trauma, repetitive movements, sports.

2. Toxins (Chemical) – environmental pollution, chemical exposure, toxicity in food or body care products, drugs/medications.

3. Thoughts (Mental) – negative self-talk, depression, anxiety, anger, bitterness, worry, fear, hopelessness.

The current state of your spine and health is usually not a reflection of one choice, one injury, or one adjustment. It is the picture of what you have experienced over the course of your lifetime and the pattern of habits, choices, and disciplines over many years. If you are feeling way out of balance in one of these areas, let us know. We’re here to help in any way we can.

If you have any questions about the health or alignment of your spine or that of your loved ones, Dr. Erin McLaughl in and Dr. Pierre Paradis are here to help. If you live or work in Kanata and the surrounding area, contact us today or give us a call at (613) 831-9665.


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