Subluxation is a fancy word used by chiropractors to describe areas of the spine that have either lost their alignment or display deficient motion. The term literally means less than dislocated. I will briefly explain the significance. The brain communicates with the body through the spinal cord, which exits the spine in order to innervate organs of the body through many spinal pathways. These organs include: muscles, blood vessels, heart, lungs and more. Here is where it gets interesting.
The vertabrae of the spine report back to the brain concerning their position so the brain can make necessary changes to muscles of posture in order to keep you in line with gravity. This communication link gets disrupted when spinal alignment is lost. The brain is then placed in the awkward position of having to guess and here is where things go wrong. Heidi Haavik PhD says its like a blown fuse in a circuit. Except the circuit is you and this process changes the way the frontal cortex (brain) integrates information.
I hope you are still with me. The physiological noise that is created from the subluxation can create the following symptoms even in the absence of pain: dizziness, ringing in the ears, fatigue, brain fog, poor digestion, feelings of uneasiness, shortness of breath just to name a few. Only a well designed chiropractic plan of attack can remedy this dilemma and prevent needless prescriptions.