If you are like many people, you probably have trouble even pronouncing the word. So in it's simplest form, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones in your spine move out of position and causes pressure or irritation on a nerve or nerves and therefore interferes with proper nerve messages. In turn, your health is dependant on the uninterrupted connections of the thousands of nerve endings to the various organs and tissues in your body – so any hindrance causes a subluxation to occur.
Would you agree that the brain controls and coordinates all the functions of the body? This basically means that everything you do and everything your body does (whether you know about it or not) is controlled by your brain. The nerves to every part of your body deliver the signals, or instructions, from your brain. In order for your body to function properly, these signals from the brain must get to the various parts of your body without any interference, alteration, or change.
Another difficult thing to understand is that subluxations cause different problems in different people. The reality is that no two people with subluxation will have the same end results. It is also next to impossible to predict what types of health problems a person will get from subluxations. But one thing is certain; subluxations will create a health problem somewhere, sometime. The problem may not show up immediately, but eventually it shows up.