The 5 Components of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, (VSC):
1. Joint Damage (Kinesiopathology)


Locked Vertebral Joints (SUBLUXATIONS) Cause The Disc And Cartlidge To Dry Up / Rot Away, And Nerving Endings Shrink Thus Loss Of Power With Their Neuro-Transmissions… Dis/Ease!

*vertebra out of proper alignment
*increased stress and damage to joints discs and ligaments
*locked or “cracking” sounds
*unbalanced posture
*reduced range of motion
*loss of energy, fatigue and pain

2. Nerve Damage (Neuropathology)


Dried Disc Rip Budge and Herniate

*nerves compressed, stretched, or “pinched”
*altered nerve function
*altered internal organ function
*altered brain function
3.  Tissue Damage (Histopathology)

Abnormal Muscle Tension and Postural Distortions.

Abnormal Muscle Tension and Postural Distortions.

*Tender areas to the touch
*swelling and inflammation
*weakened joints
*soft tissue damage
*unnatural wear and tear causes arthritic changes to surrounding tissues

4.  Muscle Damage (Myopathology
*weakened muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons
*tightness and spasms
*postural distortions
*trigger points

5. Overall Health Degeneration

 Loss of Overall Health

Loss of Overall Health

*dis-ease (lack of wellness)
*organ malfunction, bone, joint and disc destruction
*accelerated aging, chronic fatigue, height loss
*decreased immunity, digestion, concentration and loss of function anywhere, pain

Newborns have received spinal adjustments especially after a difficult or traumatic births. There are case histories of infants close to death who were adjusted in hospitals with seemingly miraculous recoveries. 80% of all subluxations begin at the birthing process! Your child may be experiencing pain and it’s expressed as colic, crying. Ear infections are also a clue that there is upper cervical subluxations. Thousands of symptoms go away when the cause, pinched nerve, is found and adjusted, returning normal function back into the master system, the nervous system.
The desire to “crack” or “pop” the neck or back is caused by tension from a jammed or fixated vertebra, which causes another part of the spine to compensate by moving too much or “popping” or clicking a lot.  The jammed part should be adjusted by a chiropractor so that the rest of the spinal column will balance and stop being so movable and noisy.
“Cracking” or “popping” your neck gives relief for a while, but soon the urge to pop or crack reappears because the cause of the spinal tension hasn’t been corrected. Would you try to drill on your on teeth? Or perform surgery on yourself? Never! Self adjusting is creating hyper-mobile joints while leaving the locked ones intact.

Not always. A subluxation is like a dental cavity…You may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Some clues are forward head carriage, unleveled shoulders or hips. Short leg when compared to the other. Cracking and grinding when turning your head. Also if you have someone push on the spine at each level, you will notice that some areas are extremely tender when compared to others….that a subluxated joint.

No. Chiropractic deals with the spinal column, nervous system, meninges and the bodies’ frame, which includes the posture. Massage therapists deal with muscle tension, circulation and body fluid drainage.
Today chiropractors have privileges in many hospitals. Ideally, doctors of chiropractic would go through every ward and check all patients’ spines; after all, who needs healthy spines more that people facing life-threatening diseases? The presence of D.C.s in hospitals is a welcome beginning- hopefully paving the way towards making drugless, natural methods of chiropractic care available to all hospital patients.
A lot of people ask how D.C. education compares to M.D. education. The chart below was compiled of 22 medical schools and 11 chiropractic colleges as well as updates from the National Health Federation Bulletin.