What is a subluxation?
It’s a funny old word isn’t it – subluxation. Its roots are latin, and there’s a medical definition, not to be confused with the chiropractic definition. (Not that there’s a standard definition of course!)
sub | lux | ation:
a condition of less light
I like this definition because it’s clear, simple, and it offers hope. Which, in case you haven’t realised yet, is pretty important to me. Hope matters. It’s the first step to healing.
So what am I going on about?
Well, when you’re subluxated, it’s like having a dimmer switch turned down. Depending on how long you’ve been subluxated, and how much stress your body’s dealing with, it could be a little less light, or it could be reallllly low.
Subluxation and Your Nervous System
You already know that your body is perfectly designed as a self-healing and self-regulating organism, but what coordinates it all? The nervous system! Every single message that flows from your body to your brain, and back to your body again is an electrical impulse or a wave. A wave of energy.
So when you’re subluxated, it’s like you’ve got a blockage in your energy flow. Now, it’s not all woo woo talking about energy. It’s what the world is built on – energy, vibration, it’s in everything we see, hear and feel.
Then the chiropractic adjustment comes along. A specific and constructive force that’s applied with a clear intention: to correct the subluxation and restore the flow of energy throughout the body.
When you receive an adjustment, it turns the switch up, your light gets brighter, your power turns up, and your body works better. That’s the power of chiropractic. Every time I deliver an adjustment, I know that your brain is firing on all cylinders. I know that your stress response is dampened down. I know that you’re in a healing state.
Your body, quite simply, is better off without nerve interference.