Your spinal column protects the spinal cord which transmits the instructions from your brain out to every muscle, organ, tissue and cell in your body. There should be free movement between each vertebrae in your spine. When the bones of the vertebral column lose their proper mobility, alignment and/or functional ability they irritate the nerves passing between them.
These fixations affect the ability of that nerve to properly transmit information to the body and are known as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. The spinal bones can irritate, stretch or chafe the nerve, distorting the messages sent between the brain and the body. This can lead to altered function of the organs,muscles and tissues supplied by the affected nerve.
The nervous sytem must adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses we experience on a daily basis. This means bumps and falls but also dealing the good/bad food we put in our bodies and the emotional stresses that we all deal with on a day-to-day basis. These strains on the body and nervous system cause the vertebrae to lose proper mobility and function, leading to a state of subluxation degeneration. Subluxations can present without any outward symptoms, similar to early stages of tooth decay. A thorough examination can show the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.