Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system. The chiropractic belief is that your body has the ability to heal itself, provided there is no interference. A great example of this is when you cut yourself. Your body forms a protective scab and gradually you heal and the scab turns back into normal skin over time. The chiropractic vertebral subluxation interferes with your body’s natural healing ability and your body will not function at its optimum unless this interference is removed.
What is a Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation?
- Your vertebra is less mobile than it should be. This makes it difficult to bend, twist, and/or turn..
- Your nerves are irritated. This gives you a feeling of pain, tingling, numbness and/or pins and needles.
- Your muscles are in a state of spasm. They may also be weak or overly sensitive or even have active trigger points which refer to other areas in your body.
- You have swelling or inflammation. This may make the area feel warm, pulsating, or inflamed. This can affect your discs, cartilage, ligaments and organs.
Chiropractic does not specifically fix the health issue; it restores the communication between the systems so that the body is more able to heal itself.
What causes a Chiropractic Subluxation?
They are caused by stress. This may be obvious stressors such as car accidents, falls or sporting injuries, or repetitive movements and sustained positions which gradually wear you down such as bad posture, emotional stress or prolonged sitting. Other less obvious causes include emotional stress or chemicals such as preservatives in food and chemical cleaning products.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
The Chiropractic adjustment is the technique a chiropractor uses to correct the Vertebral Subluxations. This ‘adjustment’ is creating movement in the jammed or locked vertebra.