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 wellbeing.

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, wellbeing and healing. Life is complicated, keep health and wellbeing simple. Choose habits that promote wellbeing: exercise, rest, clean water, nutrient filled food, meditation, adaptation to life’s stress. 

All things equal, supplying your body with simple and smart choices that promote health, healing and wellbeing can give you a competitive advantage for the demands on keeping your quality of life in equilibrium.

Life is demanding, and due to the negative effects life’s demands has on the body it’s your responsibility to take care of your body to the best of your ability. 

The buildup of stress on our quality of life and wellbeing is real and creates much suffering and dysfunction within our body than most of us are aware of. When stress outweighs the body’s ability to adapt to it, a deviation away from wellbeing and wholeness and towards dysfunction can occur. For those who are fighting the day to day grind of stress and demands, the signs and symptoms of a long day of stress is usually evident at the end of the commute home or after a long’s week of work and the grasping for the weekend to recover and rest. This battle against the negative effects of stress on our body is directly correlated to being a factor in the cause of vertebral subluxation.

Becoming aware of what can cause vertebral subluxation could become an information overload due to all the knowledge that’s becoming evident through the search for more clarity on the topic. 

In order to keep the information overload to a minimum, the following is intended for a simple understanding of what can potentially lead to or cause vertebral subluxation by looking at all the different causes or factors and lumping them into a category called stress.

Stress is everywhere and constantly combats with our ability to function in a normal state, creating an imbalance in the law of supply and demand.  

Stress can overcome and breakdown our normal physiology into a state of dysfunction and disharmony without us even being aware of the effects due to the many angles and ways of negatively affecting us. 

Chiropractic recognizes three categories of stress that can negatively affect your body, creating a tipping point in favor of demand and affecting your ability to supply normal function.  

If adaptation to these three stressors are insufficient, a perfect environment for vertebral subluxation to occur: 

  1. Physical Stress. Physical stress can be defined as external invasive forces that are outweighs the internal resistive forces of the body to be in a state of balance. These external invasive forces can be major accidents or trauma, or they can be small repetitive forces that build up over time and the repetition can be too intense for the body to adapt to.
  1. Chemical Stress. Chemical stress can be defined as external or internal chemicals that trigger physical reactions throughout the body, offsetting the chemical equilibrium or body chemistry balance. Chemicals within our body can be powerful agents of change physiologically. For example, hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and melatonin that influence your health and wellbeing. 
  1. Emotional Stress. Emotional stress can be defined as internal emotional tension or mental strain that can produce physical responses throughout the body offsetting the chemical equilibrium or physical state of balance. It’s been reported that emotional stress may be the most common and most influential cause of vertebral subluxation due to the fast paced world we live in. 

Vertebral subluxation can occur in all ages and stages of life regardless of symptoms due to physical, chemical and emotional stress. Stress is real and affects all of us. Life is demanding no matter your age or state of wellbeing you are in. Your responsibility to take care of your body to the best of your ability includes being aware of stress and the potential for vertebral subluxation to be negatively affecting your quality of life. Regular chiropractic care can be an absolutely positive option to lower the opportunity for vertebral subluxation to occur and increase your resistance towards stress and strengthen your overall function of wellbeing from within.

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.