The Vertebral Subluxation Complex is the core clinical concept of the chiropractic profession ;
It is a disturbance in the state of health between two vertebrae present in the spinal column. This perturbation can occur following various traumas, such as a fall, muscle fatigue, repetitive motion, overtraining, or other physical, emotional, or chemical stressors.
In addition to causing pain and disturb biomechanics, vertebral subluxations can also affect the information that is transmitted through the nervous system, the vertebral column, and the brain. The interference that results can lead to decreased quantity and quality of information that travels between these three structures, preventing the brain from adequately communicating with each cell. This effectively decreases the body’s capacity for self-healing and autoregulation.