What is a subluxation?

A person with a spinal subluxation has one vertebra in the spine that is out of alignment with the rest of the vertebrae. The vertebrae are bones that makeup the spine. Spinal subluxation is usually caused by an injury to the ligaments that hold the vertebrae together.

What are symptoms of a vertebral subluxation?

Symptoms most typically associated with vertebral subluxation include two or more of the following:

  • Pain / tenderness
  • Misalignment / asymmetry
  • Abnormality in range of motion
  • Changes in tissue and body tone

What is the treatment for a subluxation?

Chiropractic treatment of vertebral subluxation focuses on delivering a chiropractic adjustment which is a high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust to the dysfunctional spinal segments to help correct the chiropractic subluxation complex. Depending on how long the dysfunction has been present, a patient may experience a complete realignment with just one such manipulation or it may take many.