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Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Subluxation

What is subluxation?

According to Wikipedia:

Santa Barbara Chiropractor James NearyVertebral subluxation is used to describe myriad signs and symptoms which may occur as a result of spinal vertebrae being out of whack. Chiropractors believe that a subluxation complex is a functional bio-mechanical spinal lesion that can alter neurological function, which in turn, is believed to cause neuromusculoskeletal and visceral disorders. Officially, the WHO definition of the chiropractic vertebral subluxation is: “A lesion or dysfunction in a joint or motion segment in which alignment, movement integrity and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between joint surfaces remains intact. It is essentially a functional entity, which may influence bio-mechanical and neural integrity.” The purported displacement is not necessarily visible on X-rays. This is in contrast to the medical definition of spinal subluxation which, according to the WHO, is a “significant structural displacement”, and therefore visible on X-rays.

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