A subluxation technically, is a misalignment of any joint in the body which leads to abnormal function. A joint is where two bones come together and when healthy, move smoothly and correctly. It is commonly used to describe such misalignments of the vertebral bones and joints in the spinal column relative to the vertebra bone above and the one below. This phenomenon is most commonly referred to as a Spinal Subluxation or the Subluxation Complex. It is complex because these misalignments involve the soft tissues, including; nerves, muscles, ligaments tendons, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels surrounding the spinal vertebrae. Some or all the tissues may or may not be involved causing swelling and irritation of the region.
Pain is one of the symptoms of a spinal subluxation but is often the very last indicator of a spinal subluxation. Subtle misalignments or subluxations can lead to nerve interference by causing abnormal stretching forces or compression of the nerves. The symptoms may start out as, numbness, tingling, weakness, respiratory problems, heart problems, organ dysfunction, headaches, dizziness and many more. Pain generally occurs when the subluxation has existed for several weeks, months and even years.