How Chiropractics Affects Vertebral Subluxation

What is Vertebral Subluxation?

At the core of the numerous chiropractic miracle stories is a concept known as “vertebral subluxation.” When chiropractors use this phrase, they refer to mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints and nerves. In Harvey Lillard’s case, the nerves affecting his sense of hearing were compromised, and once D.D. Palmer freed his body of this “neurological insult,” his hearing was restored.

  • For someone else, it could be sciatica

  • Or gastrointestinal complaints

  • Or just about any ailment

When you consider how most cells and organs in your body are controlled by nerves traveling through your spinal canal, it’s mind-blowing to consider how vast the side effects can be!

Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?

Many things can lead to a vertebral subluxation. Some of the more common causes are:

  • A vertebra going out of place (“misalignment”) because of a slip or fall (i.e., “macrotrauma”).

  • The entire spine misaligning globally due to poor posture.

  • Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint.

  • An inflammatory response caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water or psychological stress.

  • Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs.

  • Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place.

Luckily, chiropractic care can tend to all of these things and alleviate the pain and performance issues associated with Vertebral Subluxation.

If you're experiencing any kind of symptoms or signs that could be the result of Vertebral Subluxation, we encourage you contact us at 269.327.4813 and make an appointment to see if chiropractic care could help you.