A vertebral subluxation complex refers to a malfunction of the joint between two vertebrae. This problem is accompanied by a loss of quality in the articular processes of the body and a breakdown in the biomechanical, physiological and neurological equilibrium.
Vertebral subluxation complex causes :
Any factor that causes a structural imbalance of the spine is likely to cause, in the long term, a vertebral subluxation complex.
- Traumas and falls
- Birth process
- Repetitive motions
- Deficient work ergonomics
- Changes in body weight
- Muscular weakness
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Bad posture
Consequences of a vertebral subluxation complex:
A human’s spine is subjected to daily biomechanical demands that may disrupt the vertebral unit. These applications will lead to imbalance (subluxations) in the ligaments and tendons. If the subluxation is not corrected, it can cause a variety of changes in adjacent tissues and become a collection of abnormal changes, hence the given name of the problem.
The observed change is grouped into 5 components:
- Kinesiopathology: The movement is abnormal between two vertebrae
- Neuropathology: Nerves, motion sensors and the spinal cord lose their ability to properly carry nerve impulses to organs, muscles and blood vessels. This distorts the information sent to the brain
- Myopathology: The muscles associated with these deficient nerve roots show slight persistent spasms. In the medium term, there is a loss of the normal position of the vertebrae. In the long term, there are changes in posture.
- Histopathology: The blood circulation is unbalanced and leads to the appearance of inflammation, which prevents normal tissue healing (disks, ligaments, etc.).
- Pathophysiology: Deposits of calcium salts will infiltrate diseased tissues and joints, which will lead to the onset of osteoarthritis.