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  Your Way to Wellness


“The doctor of the future will give no medicine,

but will interest his patients with care of the human frame,

in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

-Thomas Edison

Doctors of Chiropractic are the only doctors trained in detecting, correcting & preventing the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC).  Vertebral subluxation is a misalignment or lack of motion in the spine that causes nerve irritation; thus impeding the function of the nervous system.  The nervous system is the master control system of the body. 

A properly functioning nervous system is imperative for a healthy functioning body. 



Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) has five components:

Kinesiopathology– The loss of proper joint positioning and motion in relation to neighboring vertebrae.

Myopathology– Pathological changes occurring in the spinal musculature which includes hypertonicity, spasming, fibrosis, weakness and improper or inappropriate functioning.

Neuropathology– Irritation or injury to spinal nerve roots through compression, stretch or more commonly chemical irritation from nearby spinal structures.

Histopathology– The biochemical changes taking place in the spinal region which include inflammatory biochemicals from injured tissues and biochemical waste products.

Pathophysiology– Pathological changes which occur to the spinal tissues such as abnormal bony growths off the vertebral bodies and joints, fibrosis and adhesions of spinal muscles and ligaments, as well as dehydration and degeneration of spinal discs.



Typically when we think of stress, a particular aspect of our life comes to mind.  For some it may be work, for others it may be family related.  In our office we characterize stress in 3 different ways.  The effects of stress in the long term can be devastating.


Physical Stress– Physical stress can be caused by trauma to the body; slip and fall, automobile accidents, poor posture or even a rigorous exercise routine.


Chemical Stress– Prescription or non-prescription (over the counter) drugs, tobacco, alcohol use, a poor diet, or not drinking enough water all contribute chemical stress to our body. 


Emotional Stress– This includes stresses from work, relationships, finances, negative self talk, or low self esteem.

Vertebral Subluxation Complex

Causes of Vertebral Subluxation Complex