What Is A Subluxation?
A Subluxation describes what happens when bones lose their normal position and motion from stress, trauma, or chemical imbalance.
A subluxation is a minor misalignment of the segment of the spine (vertebrae) causing an irritation to a nerve with a loss of normal function.
Instead of treating your symptoms, your Doctor of Chiropractic is primarily interested in detecting, reducing, and preventing Vertebral Subluxations.
A subluxation by definition is a minor misalignment of your spine (vertebrae) causing irritation to a nerve with a loss of normal function. This can cause an interruption of communication from your brain to any cell, tissue or organ in your body, which is known as nerve interference. When a vertebra (spinal bone) is misaligned, it puts pressure on your nerve in that area, thereby cutting off communication from your brain to the area supplied by your nerve. The purpose of Chiropractic is to correct the subluxation and restore proper nerve flow.
Subluxations are caused by any stress (physical, mental, or chemical) the person can not adapt to. Automobile accidents, improper lifting, alcohol, emotional stress, chemical imbalance, and long periods of sitting can cause Subluxations. These subluxations result in organ, tissue, muscle, etc., losing their normal function and they can also cause a lower resistance to disease.
“Getting to knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”
- Hippocrates, 460-377 BC
Subluxations are sometimes referred to as the “silent killer”. A subluxation, or misalignment of the vertebrae, can often exist undetected and slowly undermine one’s health. A study conducted by Henry Winsor, a medical doctor, found that there was nearly 100% correlation between “minor curvatures” of the spine and diseases of the internal organs.
“All the drugs in the world cannot adjust subluxated vertebrae.”
- B.J. Palmer, D.C. (Developer of Chiropractic)
Eliminating Subluxations - Restores Health
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