The loss of normal motion or position of the bones of the spine is known as a vertebral subluxation. Once abnormal motion occurs it sets off a chain reaction which affects movement, nerves, muscles, soft tissues and finally the bones of the spine. Chiropractors refer to this as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
Instead of treating your symptoms your Chiropractor is primarily interested in detecting, reducing, and preventing the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. So how do you become subluxated? This happens when spinal bones lose their normal position and motion from Physical, Emotional or Chemical imbalances such as:
- Physical – From incorrect lifting, bad posture, falls and accidents.
- Emotional – The main three stresses being family, work and relationships.
- Chemical – Both internal and external. Internal chemical stress comes from the foods we eat or bad habits such as smoking or drinking too much. External chemical stresses such as environmental pollutants or passive smoking.
The Vertebral Subluxation Complex Consists of Five Components:
- Spinal Kinesiopathology (Abnormal motion or position of spinal bones)
This occurs when spinal joints become fixated or stuck (they do not go out of place) and they are not moving enough, they force other joints to move too much. This problem can distort normal spinal curves and compromise proper spinal functioning.