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What is Subluxation?

What causes subluxations?


Vertebral subluxations have number of different causes which we are exposed daily. These causes can be described in terms of physical, chemical, and emotional causes.

Physical causes include acute trauma to the body, repetitive motions disturbing the spine, bad postural habits, improper workstation habits and design, and weak spinal musculature.

Chemical causes include poor dietary and nutritional practices, drug and alcohol use and abuse, chemical toxins in the foods we eat, air we breathe, and water we drink. Chemicals which are harmful to the body decrease our body's ability to function optimally and reduce the ability to successfully adapt to and withstand internal and external stresses - making us more susceptible to spinal subluxations.

Emotional causes refer to stress. Excessive stress or inadequate stress management skills can exhaust the body of the ability to sustain normal functions. The effect of emotional stress on physical health is well documented in the medical research and can have devastating effects on the immune system, making the body susceptible to injury and disease.