How do you know if you have vertebral subluxation? Using the criteria of headaches, neck pain or back pain may not be your greatest indicator of when to see the Chiropractor due to the inconsistency of pain and dysfunction occurring in correlation with each other. Dysfunction can and does occur without pain or symptoms. Vertebral subluxation does and can occur without headaches, neck pain or back pain.

So, how do you know if you have vertebral subluxation? Chiropractors are the trained professionals at locating, analyzing and detecting vertebral subluxation and the consensus within the profession is to use a multi-factor authentication approach to locate, analyze and detect vertebral subluxation similar to you providing two or more pieces of evidence to verify your identity for an app or website login.

The Chiropractor’s Multi-Factor Authentication of vertebral subluxation can be best understood by seeing the consistent 3-4 variables involved with vertebral subluxation that your nearest Chiropractor is utilizing for locating, analyzing and detecting subluxation:

  1. Asymmetry. Asymmetry can be observed or palpated by the Chiropractor. 
  2. Range of motion abnormality. Abnormal range of motion within the spine can be observed through active range of motion or palpated by the Chiropractor through passive range of motion. 
  3. Tissue or tone alteration. Alteration in the tone of soft tissue such as your muscles, ligaments and tendons or skin can be located, analyzed and detected regionally within the spine and more effectively segmentally. 
  4. Somatic sensation or perception of actual or potential tissue damage through tenderness, discomfort or pain. Somatic sensation or perception of injury most often is expressed through subjective communication by the person who is receiving the evaluation for vertebral subluxation. 

The Chiropractor’s Multi-Factor Authentication of vertebral subluxation are indicators related to your ability to adapt to stress and the law of demand and supply that’s taking place within your physiology.

Supply and demand is a principle of healing within the body and is in constant flux and stability based on the body’s inner wisdom to keep the trillions of cells within you working together through coordination and well-being.

If your quality of life is not keeping up with the demands you’re placing on your body, integrate ways to create healthier habits that promote vitality, well-being and healing. Life is complicated, keep health and well-being simple. Choose habits that promote well-being: exercise, rest, clean water, nutrient filled food, meditation, adaptation to life’s stress.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.