In the simplest terms, a chiropractic subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) occurs when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and, as a result, create pressure on or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. Because of this pressure or irritation on the nerves, it then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.
How Does a Subluxation Affect Me?
Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will no longer receive the proper nerve messages and will fail to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some parts of your body will not be working properly.
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.
The osseous (bone) component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing physical changes such as degeneration. This component is sometimes known as kinesiopathology.
The nerve component is the malfunctioning of the nerve. Research has shown that only a small amount of pressure on spinal nerves can have a profound impact on the function of the nerves. This component is scientifically known as neuropathology.
The muscle component is also involved. Since the muscles help hold the vertebrae in place, and since nerves control the muscles themselves, muscles are an integral part of any subluxation. In fact, muscles both affect and are affected by the VSC. This component is known as myopathology.
The soft tissue component is when you have misaligned vertebrae and pressure on nerves resulting in changes in the surrounding soft tissues. This means the tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues undergo changes. These changes can occur at the point of the subluxation or far away at some end point of the affected nerves. This component is also known as histopathology.
The chemical component is when all these components of the subluxation are acting on your body, and therefore causing some degree of chemical changes. These chemical changes can be slight or massive depending on what parts of your body are affected by your subluxations. This component is often known as biochemical abnormalities.
The Importance of Correcting a Subluxation
Chiropractors have known about the dangers of subluxations for over one hundred years. Today, more scientific evidence is showing the dangers of subluxations and the health benefits of correcting them. To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations.
Our goal is to allow your body to return itself to the highest level of health possible by correcting subluxation. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the subluxation.
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