What is a Subluxation?
A subluxation is very simple to understand. Here’s an explanation. There are four criteria that compose a subluxation.
Misalignment – There will be a misalignment of the vertebrae, compared to the vertebrae below. This is the greatest value of 14×36 spinographs.
Occlusion – The misalgnment is associated with the intervertebral foramina becoming smaller. This means that the holes where the nerves pass can become smaller.
Pressure – The occlusion can cause pressure on the nerves. This is often described as a “hard bone on a soft nerve.” Easy to understand but not necessarily accurate. Some research suggests it’s mostly inflamation that is compressing the nerve. Sometimes it may be a disk compressing the nerve.
Interference – The pressure creates interference to the conduction of nerve impulses. This ultimately determines a subluxation, interference. Chung Ha Suh, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado determined that the weight of a dime on a nerve can decrease conduction by 60%. We measure this with the Delta-T/Nervoscope.
Add these factors up and you have your subluxation. The greatest problem is the expression of life this cuts off.
When a nerve impulse is restricted to any organ, gland, or muscle, cells can malfunction at that organ. If enough cells malfunction, organs can malfunction. How well would a heart or pancreas or prostate or thyroid function when 60% of its conduction lost? How well can a person concentrate, achieve in his career, or perform athletically with a subluxation? Only a Gonstead chiropractor can detect and correct subluxations. Don’t wait for years before getting help and call us today to schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead Chiropractor in Carlsbad.
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