The 5 Keys of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex

X-ray of a standing male

When you receive an adjustment from the chiropractor, they are generally trying to correct one thing: Vertebral Subluxation.

So what is Vertebral Subluxation?

Subluxation refers to a bone that has gone out of place. It is not where it should be, although it’s still in the general vicinity. A vertebral subluxation is specific to the spine. So when our vertebra shift out of place, we call it a sore back, and our chiropractor calls it a subluxation.

But because we are such interesting and complicated organisms, a vertebral subluxation can generate a host of different symptoms. There is a lot going on when you take a close look at the spine, and when something goes wrong in there, it can mean more to us than just a sore back.

Chiropractic health has extracted 5 different ways that a subluxation in the spine can affect our health, and we’ll be looking at each one of these individually to get a better understanding of how they can affect us.

The First Key: Spinal Kinesiopathology

One of the most wonderful things about our spine is the way it allows us to move. Our vertebrae fit together in such a way that we can bend, turn, twist, and stretch our bodies easily. When a subluxation occurs, Spinal Kinesiopathology focuses on the vertebra that has either moved out of place, or is locked into a position it cannot move out of.

Vertebrae need to work together, and when one of them stops working like it should, the rest of them have to adjust to the problem. This becomes evident in people who may have sore lower backs, bending over improperly to avoid further pain, but putting great stress on the upper sections of their back and neck.

A chiropractic adjustment can help to solve this issue by working the stuck vertebra back into a healthy natural motion. Pain relief is often a short term effect, but in the long term, correcting the issues in the spinal kinesiopathology will help to save you from further subluxation complications down the road.

The Next Key

Next time, we will talk about Neuropathophysiology. A big word, with big consequences thanks to our nervous system. Until then, if you have questions about spinal health, or if you are concerned about the loss of regular motion in your back or spine, you can contact Dr Badyal here to schedule an initial consultation and have your questions answered personally.

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