A subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate and inflame spinal nerves. A subluxation is a stress response, due to physical, chemical, or emotional stress. When these stresses occur, the nervous system goes into a protective mode causing muscles to go into spasm, spinal bones lock up, and adjacent nerves are choked or chafed.
Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine and provide communication to your organs, muscles and sensations. This pressure or irritation on the nerves causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling from the body to the brain and from the brain to the body
How does this affect you?
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 not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100%. Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate, reduce and correct subluxations. 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. Find out if you have subluxations before they become more serious and more difficult to correct.