The Vertebral Subluxation Complex

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One such thing that usually contributes to back pain is The Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) or simply “Subluxations”. Here it’s divided into 5 elements.

Instead of treating your symptoms only your Chiropractor’s assessment of your Spine is mainly designed to detect and correct the underlying cause(s). One such thing that usually contributes to back pain is The Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) or simply “Subluxations”. The VSC is the underlying cause of many health problems and once corrected it is advisable that a more preventative Wellness approach is taken in order to maintain optimal Spinal Health. There are five components to the VSC.


Physical trauma, emotional stress and chemical imbalances can cause the vertebrae of your Spine to lose their proper motion and position. This interferes with proper movement and sets into motion the other four components of the VSC.


Abnormal Spinal mechanics can cause excessive rubbing, pinching and stretching to delicate nerve tissue leading to irritation and inflammation. The resulting Nervous System interference may cause pain, burning, tingling and numbness. It may also affect the organs and glands supplied by these nerves.


The muscles supporting the Spine may fatigue, weaken or atrophy due tightness and spasm. Long term muscular tension leads to scar tissue formation which changes their elasticity. Chiropractic adjustments of the Spine helps retrain and re-educate these muscles to properly support and move your Spine.

The inflammatory component leads to a rise in temperature from an increase in circulation. Joint swelling, disc bulging or herniation and pain may lead to slow wear and tear to the soft tissues that are slow to heal and may result in irreversible damage.

Long term inflammatory changes are accompanied by bony spurs that keep growing in an attempt to fuse spinal joints and vertebras.  Long term nerve irritation, muscular scar tissue formation, joints and discs degeneration may have a negative effect on other bodily systems.

“Your Spine is made of 24 movable vertebras that house your Nervous System and support and move your body.
Your Nervous System controls and coordinates all organs and structures of your body”.