What is a Subluxation?
We know that the brain controls every function in the body.
It tells the heart to beat, the lungs to breathe, the food to digest, among millions of other tasks. The brain sends signals up and down the spinal cord through the nerves. The signal then goes out to all of the organs to tell them how to function.
This is a powerful process that controls all of our bodily systems. But sometimes, one or more spinal bones can shift out of alignment. This small misalignment (also known as a subluxation) can create pressure on the nerves. This can then impact the nerve’s ability to communicate vital messages from your brain to your organs.
A study was conducted at the University of Colorado. They found that the weight of a dime (2.2 grams) on a spinal nerve can reduce nerve communication by up to 60% in as little as 15 minutes. Can you imagine if the nerves that were going to your heart had 60% reduced nerve communication? What would that person’s heart look like 20 years down the road?
So, a very little amount of pressure can greatly impact nerve communication. If nerve flow is lessened over long periods of time, the organs may not function normally because they aren’t receiving complete messages from the brain. This communication blockage can be the cause of many of different conditions like digestive issues, sleeping problems, immune dysfunction, migraines, and many more.
As neurologically-based chiropractors, we assess the nervous system using a very specific protocol. We determine where where the nervous system isn’t functioning at it’s best. Then, we gently take pressure off the nervous system, with specific adjustments, to allow the brain to communicate clearly with the organs. We aren’t directly treating your migraines, digestive issues, immune system issues, or other ailments. Although, many times we see these issues resolve under care! So, what exactly are we doing?
The answer is clear:
We locate and correct vertebral subluxation complexes and take pressure off of the nervous system, so the body can heal itself as intended.