How do Subluxations affect my health?
It is known that every cell in your body is controlled by your nerve system. It is also known that stress on the spinal joints or structures results in interference in the functioning of the spinal nerves. Thus when your spine is subluxated the nerves will suffer and ultimately the organs or tissues that the nerves supply will also suffer.
The animation below shows 3 different stages of spinal functioning.
The green dot represents ideal spinal functioning, and the nerves fire at a normal, controlled and calm rate. In this stage the brain is able to get clear, accurate signals from the organs and is able to respond appropriately to ensure your body is working as close to optimal as possible.
In a 'sub optimal state' the spine isn't quite 100%, and neither are the nerves. Often you are no longer in pain, but since only 10% of your nerves carry pain, you are often not aware that the organs are also not functioning at 100%.
In the subluxated state, there is so much chaos in your spine and nerve system that the nerves are unable to send or receive accurate information to and from the brain. As a result you will experience pain, discomfort, headaches, back pain and other obvious symptoms.
Chiropractors do not consider a lack of pain to be a key marker in your state of health. Chiropractors look at how well you function as an indicator of your state of health. For instance top athletes often don't have pain, but demand more from their body, hence they seek Chiropractic care to ensure their spine and nerve system are working optimally.
Many of us are completely unaware of the millions of processes occurring in our body every day. For instance most people are not aware of their heart beating or their stomach working - your body takes care of all that for you. Thus wouldn't you want to make sure the communication lines from your organs to your brain are working at 100%?
Vertebral Subluxation Complex - see which spinal joints may be the cause of your health problems.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex - a brief description and explanation of the Subluxation Complex.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex - more technical description.