What is a Subluxation?
What is a Subluxation and what does it do to me?
First, the simple explanation:
In simplest terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes them to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.
How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. A subluxation causes some parts of your body to not work properly.
t is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, correct them, to improve joint range of motion. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.
Subluxations are really a combination of changes going on at the same time. These changes occur both in your spine and throughout your body. For this reason, chiropractors often refer to vertebral subluxations as the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex“, or “VSC” for short.
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 VSC. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the VSC.
Long term untreated VSC leads to Subluxation Degeneration.