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What is a Subluxation? [Gonstead Chiropractic San Diego Carlsbad]

What is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is very simple to understand.  Here’s an explanation.  There are four criteria that compose a subluxation.Animated 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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