“The reason for seeing a chiropractor is so that you won’t be less than you should be due to vertebral subluxation.” -Reggie Gold

Have you ever applied your perfume or cologne and in less than 15 minutes you can’t smell it? You think it’s worn off, but when you walk into the next room and your friends and family are first exposed to you, they confirm that you smell great – even though you can’t pick up on the aroma?

Our physiology is built to adapt to constant stimuli that would over bombard our ability to be present and aware. Think about that: if you could maintain the constant smell from your perfume or cologne while taking a bite out of something salty, and the salt stayed on your taste buds throughout the entire meal, your ability to take on new smells and tastes wouldn’t be experienced at the same level due to the constant stimulation.

Our sensory physiology is built to reduce its activation to a stimulus after constant exposure to it to maintain adaptation to new stimuli. This process of decreasing awareness of one stimuli to open up resources for the next stimuli has its pros and cons.

When it comes to Chiropractic and Vertebral Subluxation, a loss of awareness from constant stimulation of impulses within the spinal segmental pathways from subluxation stinks. It stinks in the same manner as the perfume or cologne example. You have a negative dysfunctional state occurring from vertebral subluxation, but you’re unaware of it due to the sensory adaptation built within our physiology to preserve resources for new stimuli.

If you’re walking around with vertebral subluxation and unaware of it due to sensory adaptation, it’s a good idea to ask someone who knows how to locate, analyze and detect subluxation to inform you about the existence of it. Similar to asking your friends and family if you have too much perfume or cologne on because you can’t smell it anymore!

Chiropractors are passionate about understanding the reason for being seen on a regular basis, the consistency allows the detection and correction of negative dysfunction so that you won’t be less than you should be due to vertebral subluxation.

Trent Scheidecker, DC

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.