Subluxations are dysfunctions (primarily of the spine) that irritate our nerve system, and interfere with the normal communication between our body and brain. There are two main types of subluxations.
The first type is called the structural type. When a vertebrae misaligns, the distortion can either compress (“pinch”) a nerve, or stretch and pull on the nerve, putting it under tension. Studies show that the weight of a dime is all the pressure it takes to decrease the function of a nerve by 60%. Studies also reveal that just a 6% stretch of the nerve decreases its function by 70%. It’s been shown that it does not take much pressure, pulling, or tension on a nerve to severely interfere with its function. These subluxations are usually caused by repetitive motions, physical stress or trauma.
The second type of subluxation occurs when the nervous system is interfered with by emotional stress or chemical toxins. When the nervous system becomes overwhelmed by these factors, it creates an imbalance in how our nerves perform. When a nerve is irritated by emotional or chemical stress, part of the nerve causes muscles on one side of the spine to contract (or “pull”) harder than the other side, mis-aligning the vertebrae. As this signalling comes from the nerve, with no clearing of the irritation to the nerve and the signal being carried by the nerve, (resetting and retraining the nervous system) the misalignment further interferes with the nerve’s transmission, creating a repeating (nerve) pattern. Sadly, these types of subluxations can exist for years and go unnoticed until the body can no longer compensate and “hide” the sheer extent of undetected nerve damage.
Studies tell us that both types of subluxations can (and often do) exist without pain, yet still interfere and disturb nerve function. Read a little further to understand more about the Global Effects of subluxations.
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Causes Of Subluxations
There are three commonly recognized causes of subluxations:
Mental and emotional stress
Global Effects Of Subluxations
→ Impaired Immune Function
→ Decreased Mental Function
→ Altered Emotional Stability
→ Damaged Genetic Potential
→ An Unnecessarily Early Demise
Subluxations can be present even when there is no pain. Painless subluxations can cause many many problems in the long run because slow degeneration can progress for years (just like tooth decay) before the person feels any symptoms (pain).
Everyone must be checked on a routine basis for nerve interference caused by subluxations if they want to stay healthy and express Life! Research reveals that subluxations negatively affect the visceral (organ) input centers and output centers in your brain stem, regardless of where in the spine the subluxation exists. This indicates that almost any subluxation may result in numerous health challenges. This is why it is so vitally important to be examined for subluxations!
Subluxations can often be suggested on X-Rays, but sometimes their effects cannot be detected that way. Dr. C uses a non-invasive thermal spine scanner that measures minuscule changes in temperature on each side of the vertebral column. These changes in temperature are often indicative of some of the effects of subluxation, and may be used in conjunction with sophisticated testing of muscle activity along the spine with surface ElectroMyoGraphy (sEMG) in conjunction with other examinations. A scan with this technology is a customary part of your New Patient Examination and of most successive re-examinations, so progress can be tracked over time.
Can an unhealthy spine affect the health of (what were once) healthy organs?
Henry Windsor, MD asked this question in 1921, when he tested Chiropractic’s “claim” that Adjusting could relieve such ailments as stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, and heart and lung disease. With permission of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Windsor conducted a series of three studies to determine if there was indeed a relationship between diseased internal organs and the vertebrae and nerves that went to those organs.In his experiment, Dr. Windsor performed 72 cat and 75 human autopsies.His findings, which identified 221 structures other than the spine as diseased, established a nearly 100% correlation between “minor curvatures” of the vertebrae and diseases of the internal organ. (The Windsor Autopsies, Medical Times, 1921)
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