Chiropractic Clinic West
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BENEFITS
What is a subluxation and what causes them?
Vertebral subluxation is the term applied to a vertabra which has lost its normal position and/or motion in relation to a neighboring vertabrae. Vetabrae which do not function properly within the spinal column generate mechanical stress. This accelerates wear and tear on the surrounding spinal muscles, ligaments discs, joints (facets) and other spinal tissues. This process is referred to as osteoarthritis, spinal decay or degenerative disc or joint disease. It is usually accompanied by pain, tenderness, inflammation, decreased motion and muscle spasm.
Because of the intimate relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system, vertebral subluxations impede normal nerve functioning. The body may adapt but the overall health and wellness of the individual may be impaired.