What is a Subluxation?

Dr. Ben Tapper

Your central nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord. Spinal nerves branch off of the spinal cord and control every single cell, tissue, and organ in your entire body. In order for your body to regulate and heal properly, messages must be able to flow freely from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain via your nerves. A subluxation occurs when a spinal bone (vertabrae) becomes misaligned, causing "pinching" or irritation of a spinal nerve. This results in interference to the nervous system and body malfunction (dis-ease). When a subluxation is present in body is unable to self-regulate and self-heal as it was designed to. A subluxation can be present for years without producing any signs or symptoms, or it can manigest as a multitude of symptoms no matter what your age. Unfortunately it's estimated only 8-14% of all nerves can actually sense pain. This mean that you may have a subluxation present and not know it; some refer to the subluxation as "the silent killer" for this reason. The only way to find out if you have subluxations and get them corrected is to see a principled chiropractor who is trained specifically to assess the nervous system for subluxations and to correct them with specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments.