Subluxation taught at UniversityA vertegral subluxation is a mythical flaw in the spine that only chiropractors can locate, doesn't show up on X-Rays and causes all known illnesses by pressing on nerves, thereby preventing the bodies innate intelligence (aka magical life-force) from healing the illness.
The theory is simple really, each part of the spine corresponds to a body part. The spine is divided into sections, the neck area is the Cervical Spine (C), middle is the Thoracic Spine (T), lower back is the Lumbar Spine (L) before coming to the Sarcum and Coccyx.
So if you have heart trouble, it's because an invisible subluxation is pressing on nerve 2T. Ulcers occur in the stomach, so are caused by a subluxation at nerve 6T. Appendicitis is caused by a subluxation of the lower back 2L.
If this theory is correct, then why worry about cholestoral and blood pressure for heart trouble? Just go to your local chiro and get the subluxation manipulated away. Why take anti-biotics for ulcers? It's not the pylori bacteria that causes ulcers, it's the subluxation again. Why take the risk of surgey for an inflamed appendix when cracking the lumbar spine can remove the subluxation causing the pain?
What really annoys me is that this unscientific twaddle is being taught to new unsuspecting students at universities, where they teach neck manipulation. A close look at the course structure shows that the anatomy class for chiropractic students is an "complementary medicine" anatomy.
Before wasting your money on this bogus treatment, consider the risks, not only to your wallet, but your health.
Firstly, most chioropractors believe in "maintenance" therapy. This has you coming back to see them week after week to make sure the subluxations that occur from week to week can be removed to ensure your "wellness".
Secondly, the neck is narrow, with vertebral arteries running virtually along the spine in the neck. Having your neck cracked can result in these arteries being damaged and/or severed. If this happens, then you could be yet another person who has been killed or paralysed in the name of a theory that has no valid scientific basis.
"There is only one truth. How we interpret that truth is called belief."
"The presence of belief, does not indicate the existence of truth."