What Exactly Is A Vertebral Subluxation?
A vertebral subluxation is a misaligned-vertebra causing nervous system interference.
A vertebral subluxation includes the following:
– Your vertebrae are jammed and either less mobile than they should be or, conversely, too mobile (“noisy joints”). You are unable to comfortably turn, bend or twist your neck, hips or back in every direction.
– Your nerves are impinged and you may or may not feel pain, tingling, numbness and/or pins-and needles. The impulses traveling through your nerves are altered and important chemicals that flow over your nerves may be blocked.
– Your muscles are chronically tight, in spasm, weak, overly sensitive and/or sore.
– You have swelling, tenderness, “trigger points,” painful spots and other soft tissue changes. Ligaments, cartilage, discs, tendons and internal organs may be affected.
– Your muscles, joints, ligaments and organs show signs of wear and tear and premature aging, fatigue, less resistance to disease and lack of physical and mental vitality.
Causes Of Subluxations
Subluxations are caused by physical, chemical and emotional stresses: macro-stress (accidents, falls, sports injuries and other trauma) or micro-stress (repeated movements that gradually wear down your body parts, bad posture, emotional stress, poor diet, and chemical exposures which can cause chronic tension). Subluxations often also occur from a difficult birth and from childhood falls. It is for that reason that infants and children need spinal care; many neurological and other health problems have been traced to spinal damage at birth. Most Subluxations happen over time and are more of a process than an event, much like a cavity in your tooth develops over time so in most cases the physical, chemical and emotional stresses of life add up over time to cause Subluxations.
Subluxations left uncorrected cause Subluxation Degeneration.
A DISEASE OCCURRING WORLDWIDE IN EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
Vertebrae are smooth and healthy with no subluxations present. This allows equal spacing of the discs and proper curvature of the spine. The openings allow the nerves to flow without interference.
Subluxations and spinal degeneration usually begin with a vertebra out of alignment. When a vertebra is subluxated it can’t move properly and causes undue stress to the surrounding discs and nerves. Some subluxations are minor and may not show up until years later.
Untreated subluxations can cause calcium deposits and bone spurs. The surfaces of the subluxated vertebrae become rough and uneven and can cause the compressed discs to lose fluid and lose their cushion. The nerves also become irritated and problems can become chronic.
The degenerative process accelerates and causes a loss of bone mass. The discs start to collapse, the fusion process begins and health problems may become more severe.
This is the final stage of degeneration. Bones are fused together becoming permanently subluxated and joints are immobilized. Nerve damage and soft tissue damage are part of the degeneration process.