The Vertebral Subluxation
JOINT DYSFUNCTION: The vertebra loses its normal position & motion. This is what sets in motion the other 4 components.
SOFT TISSUE DYSFUNCTION: Inflammation, swelling & edema of the surrounding soft tissues
– discs, ligaments & tendons.
MUSCULAR DYSFUNCTION: Muscles supporting the spine may weaken, atrophy, or become tight
and go into spasm.
NERVE DYSFUNCTION: Nerve compression can lead to obvious symptoms like nerve pain, but most commonly the subluxation puts silent stress on the nerve, affecting its ability to transmit signals between the brain & body.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Loss of homeostasis. Spinal degeneration, scar tissue, and long-term nerve dysfunction can cause other systems of the body to malfunction.
THE 3 T’s Subluxations are results of the body’s inability to adapt to physical, chemical & emotional stress. TRAUMAS, TOXINS & THOUGHTS.
THE CHIROPRACTOR is specialized in detecting & correcting subluxations and thereby restoring the body’s ability to function at its highest potential.
D.D PALMER performed the first adjustment on Harvey Lillard in 1895. After the adjustment, Lillard regained his hearing after 17 years of being partially deaf.