The cause of physical nerve signal interference is of two types, primary and secondary.The primary causes of physical NSI are:
NOTE: The two most notorious symptoms of physical NSI are recurrent headaches and lower back pain. In the case of headaches the cause is almost always a subluxation of the occipital condyles on the atlas. Likewise, the cause of lower back pain is almost always a subluxation of the innominate off the sacrum.
Physical NSI can also arise from an 'abnormal' curve in the spinal column. This curve is simply a NORMAL compensation for the items mentioned above, and any NSI caused by it is only secondary in nature. However, this curve can create an undesirable affect on either 1), the nerves that run through the intervertebral foramen (IVF) or 2), the intervertebral discs.
Chiropractors assume that this secondary condition, or compensating curve, is a primary aspect for problem(s) and treat it as such. They have labeled this compensating state of the spine the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). Their focus is to apply force to the different vertebral processes in an attempt to correct the condition and straighten the spinal column.
We recognize the significance of the compensation and do not attempt to address it until the primary cause(s) of the physical NSI is/are corrected. ONLY after the primary cause(s) of the physical NSI is/are corrected, is it scientifically feasible to increase the range of movement between the vertebrae. The body can, in many cases, reverse existing conditions if the primary physical NSI is removed. Once the primary cause(s) of physical NSI is/are corrected, the right exercise can increase the movement between the vertebrae and even speed up the healing process.
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This page was first created in the summer of 1999 and last revised on August 26, 2010.