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Posted on 05-27-2016

A vertebral subluxation occurs when one of more of the spinal vertebrae shift out of position and cause pressure on, or otherwise irritate, the spinal nerves existing between each of the spinal bones. A vertebral subluxation can interfere with the complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various other parts of the body. In other words, it can hurt.

Subluxuations occur due to 5 different body components reacting simultaneously. The first is the osseous or bone component or kinesiopathology. This type happens when the vertebrae is not moving properly or is out of position.

The nerve component occurs when a nerve malfunctions. This can take place when only a small measure of pressure is applied to the spinal nerves, and can have a profound negative impact on the ways in which the nerves function. Science refers to this phenomenon as neuropathology.

The muscles work to hold the vertebrae into their proper places, and are controlled by the nerves. They comprise the third or muscle component of a vertebral subluxation. This is the component referred to as myopathology.

The fourth component involved in a vertebral subluxation is the soft tissue component or histopathology. This type of subluxation occurs when pressure on the nerves from misaligned vertebrae, results in changes in the soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and other tissues, surrounding the affected area.

The 5th component occurs is the chemical or biochemical abnormality that can vary in degrees of severity and can include inflammatory biochemicals from injured tissues, as well as biochemical waste products

In order for proper healing to occur, each of these components of the subluxation must be eliminated. Periodic chiropractic adjustments are often the best and most effective methods used to treat vertebral subluxation. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for a consultation, please contact us.

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