Using the tensegrity principles of spinal function, we can go even further with the concept of how tension relates to integrity and how a change in tension due to vertebral subluxation can affect function at the tissue level. 

There are an estimated 70 trillion cells in the human body and throughout the entire body these cells create a network of communication to each other both locally and globally through cell to cell communication and tissue to tissue communication. The body’s inherent recuperative powers communicate primarily through the neurological system via mental impulses. The neurological system is the coordination system within the body which means it keeps the communication taking place across the body so all parts work together in harmony with each other. 

Mental impulses are electrical nerve activity with a message embedded within the impulse. This communication is similar to the Morris Code with a change or modulation creating a new message. An increase or decrease in vibration within the mental impulse relays information or instructions for cells, tissues and organs to work in harmony. 

The body’s inherent recuperative powers require an optimal state of tone or tension within the neurological system for successful transmission of these mental impulses. The neurological system can transmit mental impulses at speeds of up to 275 mph due to the electrochemical cable like structure that provides a pathway for communication to take place across regions for parts to work in harmony. This pathway requires not too much tension or too little tension on the cable in order for the modulation of mental impulses to be unaffected. 

The principles of spinal tensegrity in respect to a change in cellular tissue function have to be considered from a deductive manner. Logically concluding a change of tension or pressure to tissue within the spine can alter the function of cell to cell membrane communication effectiveness. The spinal tissue is made up of a heirechacy of connective tissue, muscle tissue and neurological tissue all responsible for a constant form of communication to each other through a state of tension.

When stress outweighs the body’s ability to adapt in a constructive manner, vertebral subluxation can alter the functional integrity of the spinal tissue. Vertebral Subluxation is a condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper juxtaposition with the one above or the one below or both; to an extent less than luxation that occludes an opening and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses through the neurological system via impingement.

Impingement not necessarily in the form of a hard bone on a soft nerve, but rather pressure or tension on the surrounding spinal tissue. The spinal tissue is a network of bones, discs and connective tissue surrounding the neurological highway of communication for coordination. Impingement can be defined as a negative effect or impact over an area belonging to something else. Vertebral subluxation impinges the area designed for neurological communication to take place free of tension or pressure to that spinal tissue.

Each vertebrae or vertemere when looking at the anatomy through the tensegrity model creates openings and channels for the neurological tissue to communicate through. These openings and channels require the nerves to be free of tension or pressure in order for the electrical-chemical communication through the nerves to flow at high speeds. When the openings or channels within the spinal column are impinged due to one or more of the vertebrae shifting too much or not enough for optimal integrity, then the tension between the two fulcrum points can produce stress on the surrounding tissue and opening for the nerves.

Vertebral Subluxation interferes with the transmission of mental impulses which negatively affects the state of well-being through a form of impingement on the spinal tensegrity.

Your body is currently sending and receiving messages throughout the body through your neurological system for the purpose of uniting the body’s inherent recuperative power or innate intelligence with the cells, tissue and organs that make up the body to function in a state of harmony. 

Receiving Regular Chiropractic Adjustments to be free of interference to the body’s mental impulses allows your inherent recuperative powers of the body to function at a higher potential. Cellular function requires mental impulses to maintain proper function throughout the body. Trillions of mental impulses per moment requires efficient means of communication. Invest into your well-being through Regular Chiropractic Adjustments.

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.