Subluxations interfere with the messages sent between your brain and body.
We learned that the body is a self healing organism. In the next component, we discovered that your nervous system is what is responsible for the function of every cell, tissue and organ in your body. In the third component of the chiropractic paradigm, we find that subluxations damage the ability of your nervous system to communicate properly, resulting in loss of health.
Subluxations are interferences or disturbances in our nervous system that interrupt the normal communication pathways in your body.
There are two types of subluxations:
- The first type is called the structural type. When a vertebrae misaligns, the distortion can either compress (pinch) a nerve or stretch and pull the nerve. Studies show that the weight of a dime is all the pressure it takes to decrease the function of a nerve by 60%! Studies also reveal that a 6% stretch of the nerve causes a 70% decrease in its function! It doesn’t take much pressure or pulling on the nerve to severely interfere with its function. These subluxations are usually caused by physical stress or trauma.
- The second type of subluxation occurs when the nervous system is interfered with by emotional stress and chemical toxins. When the nervous system becomes overwhelmed by these factors, it creates an imbalance in how our nerves perform. When the motor nerve (the nerve controlling the muscles) is imbalanced, it causes the muscle on one side of the spine to contract harder than the other, causing a misalignment the vertebrae. The misalignment further interferes with the nerve creating a repeating neurological pattern. These types of subluxations can exist for years and go unnoticed since there is not always symptoms.
Studies tell us that both types of subluxations can exist without pain, yet still interfere and disturb nerve function.
Do you know if you have subluxations? How can you tell if you had subluxations?
Only your chiropractor would be able to tell you! Get checked regularly and move forward toward optimum health!