What is a subluxation? This is a question I answer almost daily in our office.
A subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on the spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes interference with the signals traveling over those nerves.
How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100%. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly. It is the responsibility of the Chiropractors in our office to locate subluxations, and correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.