A "Vertebral Subluxation" (VS) is a condition that exists in the spinal column. Vertebrae of the spine have the ability to move in predetermined motions. When a vertebra of the spine moves out of its normal alignment to the extent that it alters the enclosed opening for the spinal nerve, in a negative way and as a result interferes with the normal messages traveling on that nerve, the result is a "VS". In short, VS exists if 3 criteria are present:
1- The vertebrae has moved from its normal position
2- The opening for the nerve is compromised
3- The normal transmission of nerve information on that nerve is diminished
It should be clarified that the 'Vertebral Subluxation' is not a practice model. "VS" is not a single cause or cure for ailments. Rather, VS is in itself a definition of a "condition" that needs to be corrected. That is, the 'ailment' is the "Vertebral Subluxation". Physical dysfunctions and other symptom patterns that exist may or may not disappear under chiropractic care for the correction of Vertebral Subluxation. It is the interference to information flow through the nervous system, impeded by Vertebral Subluxation, that is the reason to eliminate the condition when possible."
Chiropractors are the only primary healthcare providers specifically trained to correct Vertebral Subluxation. Chiropractors remove or reduce the Vertebral Subluxation "complex" by adjusting the Subluxated vertebrae back into their normal alignment when possible, so that the body can perform at a higher level of efficiency.
*Chiropractors are not licensed to give medical advice, diagnoses or treat medical conditions in the traditional medical sense.
*Chiropractic is not a sub-set of medicine but is a distinct and separate healthcare profession.
No ! Chiropractic does not cure conditions; only the BODY can cure. Chiropractic removes nerve interference so that the body can better communicate with itself. In doing so, conditions often change for the better. Example: "Yeh, but how come my friends asthma (fill in the condition of choice) disappeared under Chiropractic care? Chiropractic didn't treat the (Asthma), it allowed the body to heal itself by removing nerve interference. Chiropractic works with the natural healing forces of the body.