Radiographs or X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this the doctor can analyze your spinal curvatures and subluxation as well as for any potential issues. Dr. Russo can identify degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis, degerative disc disease and other spinal issues such as loss of bone mass, fractures, tumors, scoliosis, dislocations and "Subluxation".
What is Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.