Chiropractic | Subluxation?

What is a Subluxation?

Simply put, a chiropractic subluxation (or vertebral subluxation) is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.

A vertebral subluxation is a stress response. Muscles go into spasm. Spinal bones lock up. And adjacent nerves are choked or chafed. This interferes with the control and regulation of your body. This garbles communications between the brain and parts of your body.

Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain. For example, interfere with nerve impulses going to or from your stomach: stomach problems.

Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. These nerve impulses travel through your spine. So, having a spine free of vertebral subluxations is essential for optimal health.

Only a chiropractic examination can detect vertebral subluxations. And only chiropractic adjustments can reduce their effect to your nervous system, naturally.

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For a more in depth look at ‘subluxation’ we can look at:  The 5 Component “Vertebral Subluxation Complex” Model (Developed by to Kent, Dishman and Lantz in 1982) looking at the 5 components associated with vertebral subluxation:


  1. Kinesiopathology – spinal pathomechanics, including alignment and motion irregularities
  2. Neuropathophysiology, Neuropathology – compressed or facilitated nerve tissue
  3. Myopathology – muscle spasm, muscle weakness/ atrophy
  4. Histopathology – inflammation, edema and swelling of tissue, usually local to the traumatized area
  5. Pathophysiology, Pathology, Biochemical Changes – pathophysiologic and pathoanatomical changes due to the previous four components usually seen locally as degeneration, fibrous tissue and/or erosion local and peripherally as a loss of global homeostasis.
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