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So Really, How Bad is a Vertebral Subluxation?

by Joe Strauss, DC

One of the most difficult concepts to get across to the public is the devastating effects of vertebral subluxation.  We could show you all kinds of diseases and say vertebral subluxation causes those diseases.  But that would not be quite honest.  That would be like saying that being a couch potato and not exercising regularly causes heart disease.  It is undoubtedly a factor but there are other factors also.  No one can possibly say what is the major factor or the cause.  In addition to that, chiropractors do not want to focus on a negative like disease.  We would rather be proactive, to talk about getting adjusted regularly to maintain your health and reach your full potential in every area of life.  But unfortunately, some of us are only motivated by fear, the fear of being sick or dying from some horrible disease.  So for those people let's take a minute to talk about just how bad this thing called vertebral subluxation really is.

When there is a subluxation in your spine, your digestive system will not work at its full potential.  Your body cannot produce the exact quantity and quality of chemicals necessary to digest the food that you eat.  The food will not be absorbed into your body as it should because the cells involved in absorption are not working as they should because the food is not being broken down properly.  Those organs, tissues, and cells involved with changing absorbed foods into flesh and blood will not work properly without a good nerve supply.  When there is a subuxation in your spine, your immune system is not working as it should.  The organs and cells involved in keeping your resistant to viruses and bacteria are working at less than their potential.  When you are subluxated you cannot think as well, your coordination is lessened, energy levels are decreased.  A vertebral subluxation literally affects every part of your body because every part of your body in one way or another is dependent upon a properly functioning nerve system.

A vertebral subluxation affects the entire body.  In this day and age when there are so many stresses upon the body, chemical, physical, and mental - we cannot afford to have an improperly functioning nerve system.  We cannot be sure about the quality of the water that we drink or the air that we breathe.  We cannot know for sure that our body is getting all the nutrients that we need from our food sources.  We cannot help being exposed to microorganisms, many of which are more powerful than ever because of their ability to adapt to attempts to destroy them with drugs.  We can do nothing about the genitic weaknesses that we inherited from our parents.  But by keeping our nerve system free of vertebral subluxation, we can be sure that any potential that we have will be expressed as well as possible.

With so many chemicals, toxins and poisons in our food, air, water, not to mention those we purposely put into our bodies because we "enjoy" them we must keep our elimination system working as close to perfect as possible.  The bowels, the kidneys, and other organs of elimination cannot work properly with an interference in the nerve system.

Hopefully by now you realize how devastating vertebral subluxation is.  It may not be the most dramatic negative effect on the body.  Surely, getting hit by a truck is worse.  But there is probably no other single entity that can have such widespread negative effects on your body.  Keep it free of subuxations by seeing your chiropractor regularly.

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