Vertebral Subluxation Complex
A misaligned vertebrae is very painful. This means it has moved to an abnormal position, it is known as subluxation. Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) is caused by many different issues. Small slips or falls can cause this, and major impact injuries from car crashes or sudden jolting movements can contribute to this as well. A subluxated vertebrae will create pressure on surrounding nerves and blood vessels, and can also damage other structures in close proximity.
There are little roads within our bodies known as pathways for the nerves to travel, and when they are interrupted by subluxation and this disrupts the signals that are sent out from the cerebral cortex. If this condition is left untreated, degeneration of the spinal cord and discs can occur.
After a while, the surrounding muscles, bones, and nerves begin to reform to the shape that the misalignment has created. The body then tries to compensate by making adjustments in other areas, throwing off balance in additional joints and muscles. Usually, it will be a much longer time span for these elements to be corrected if the subluxation is untreated for an extended length of time.
Vertebral subluxation includes five different areas:
- Spinal Kinesiopathology (bone movement)
- Histopathology (damaged tissue)
- Neuropathophysiology (dysfunction of nerves)
- Myopathology (changes in the muscle)
- Pathophysiology (growing that is not commonly seen)
With this type of treatment, the spine can be corrected. Chiropractors are highly trained at making adjustments that will help this condition.
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