“Vertebral subluxation is the 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 a luxation; which impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses.”
Chiropractic is a distinct health care profession that was founded on the philosophy, science and art of facilitating the correction of vertebral subluxation.
Let’s discuss the definition of Vertebral Subluxation by breaking it down into the following elements:
- 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
- Vertebral Subluxation impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses
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.
The spinal column is designed to protect and direct the neurological system. Starting at the top of the spine is the skull; it’s there to protect the brain, which is the headquarters to keep the body alive and functioning as one harmonious system. At the bottom of the cranium is a hole where the brain extends down the spine through the inside of the vertebral column.
The vertebral column is composed of 24 bones stacked on top of each other. These vertebrae are tightly knit together with soft tissue ligaments and muscles keeping the bones articulating in proportion to just enough movement, but not too much.
Malposition or displacement is a foundational element to Vertebral Subluxation, but alone it’s just that. Vertebral Subluxation is more than a misalignment.
Vertebral Subluxation impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses.
In chiropractic, mental impulses are electrical nerve activity with a message embedded within the impulse for the purposes of coordinated activity throughout the entire body. The neurological system transmits mental impulses that relay proper instructions for all cells, tissues and organs to work in harmony.
The transmission of these mental impulses rely upon the unique makeup of the neurological system and the infrastructure that protects and directs the delicate nerve tissue. The nerves’ capability to transmit information at 275 mph is due to the cable insulated structure that can provide a pathway of electrochemical communication without interference along the way.
If there’s too much tension on the nerve pathway, it can interfere with the communication highway and alter the mental impulse. Too much tension on the nerve creates an alteration in the amplitude, similar to stringing the guitar too tight and altering the musical vibration from the chords.
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.
Being interference free to these mental impulses gives your inherent recuperative powers of the body to function at a higher potential. Every cell in your body requires mental impulses at every moment. That means there are trillions of mental impulses for every moment in your body to maintain proper function throughout the body. Trillions of impulses per moment requires efficient means of communication.
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.