The causes of vertebral subluxation can become an information overload due to the fact that there are many different causes and many different responses to those causes based on individual adaptation. 

In an effort to keep the information overload to a minimum, we can simplify the specific cause of vertebral subluxation by understanding that the universe and the world we live in are governed by laws and principles. Life is governed by principles and laws that allow us to better understand the way in which things work. 

The causes of vertebral subluxation can be understood in general through the law of supply and demand and the law of cause and effect.

The law of supply and demand in relation to the cause of vertebral subluxation can be utilized to determine how the demand of stress alters the supply of physiological healing and whether there is adaptation or compensation to it. 

The law of cause and effect in relation to the cause of vertebral subluxation can be utilized to determine what specific causes of stress alters the physiological response of adaptation or compensation to it. 

Stress is everywhere and is constantly affecting our ability to function in a normal state, creating an imbalance in the law of supply and demand within. For example, during the middle of summer when the temperature increases and the sun and humidity takes a toll on the skin, hydration and even energy levels; the weather can be looked at as a stressor to our body’s ability to function within a state of condition that is normal. Too much sun and the skin can become affected. Too much heat and the trillions of cells can lose water and dehydration can set in. This is just one example of how universal forces are everywhere and when they come in greater amounts than we can adapt to, the law of supply and demand can create new physiological states of conditions, like vertebral subluxation. 

So what causes vertebral subluxation? When stress outweighs the body’s ability to adapt to it, vertebral subluxation can develop.

Chiropractors have categorized the environment of stress that can negatively affect the body into three labels; physical stress, emotional stress and chemical stress. If adaptation to one or more of these three stressors are insufficient, an environment for vertebral subluxation to develop occurs.

Physical stress can be defined as external invasive forces that outweigh 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. 

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. For example, hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and melatonin influence health, well-being and specific physiological states of function. The body is dependent upon a state of body chemistry balance and when that balance is out of harmony, the neurological and musculoskeletal system can be affected. 

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. 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 a positive option to lower the opportunity for vertebral subluxation to occur, increase your resistance towards stress, and strengthen your overall function of well-being 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.