A Vertebral Subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves.

What is Subluxation?

A subluxation can be likened to receiving poor radio signal while traveling in a car,  it is poor signal of the messages sent from your brain telling your body what to do. Dr Les Whitehead claims a light pressure applied to a nerve equivalent to the touch of a finger, can reduce its ability to function correctly by around 50%. Therefore, in order to operate at optimum performance within an individual’s own ability or potential, a well-aligned spine is essential for good health.

There are three main factors that affect bodily performance:

Physical stress

Physical stress is defined as stress exerted on the body that is greater than the body’s internal resistance. For example: a fall, accident or strain.

Chemical stress

Chemical stress relates to poor nutrition and exposure to pollutants that cause an internal imbalance such as drug taking, even over medication.

Emotional stress

Emotional stress is mental stress, often caused from everyday demands that create tension and anxiety.

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