A vertebral subluxation is a condition when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of their normal position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come off the spinal cord between the vertebrae that make up the spinal column. This pressure on or irritation to the spinal nerves interferes with the mental impulses (messages) that originate in the brain and move through the nervous system to a specific part of the body to organize and maintain normal body function.
Your nervous system organizes and maintains all the normal functions of your body. If mental impulses traveling through the nervous system are interfered with or altered, the affected parts of your body will not get the proper message from your brain and your body will not be able to function at 100% of its potential. In other words, some part of your body will not work properly. It is the exclusive responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate, analyze, and help your body correct the vertebral subluxation. This is done with a specific chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of specialized education to be the experts at identifying and adjusting vertebral subluxations.