What is a subluxation?
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Chiropractors are the only professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations. The word “subluxation” comes from the Latin words meaning “somewhat or slight” (sub) and “to dislocate” (luxate). So the term ‘vertebral subluxation’ literally means a slight dislocation or misalignment of the bones in the spine.
This misalignment or poor movement of the joint system causes neural messages to be sent back to the spine and most time continue up to the areas of the brain that records pain. Your nervous system knows about every problem your body experiences. When the number of noxious stimuli reaching the brain exceeds the amount you can subconsciously bear you get noticeable pain.
When the joint system is encouraged to increase the movement the noxious stimuli is reduced and the pain eases.