When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position it will put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Subluxations can begin as early as birth and are caused by a wide range stressors. Chemical, physical and emotional stress can cause subluxations. The most common stressor is a trauma, minor or major. These traumas can be caused by a bicycle accident, falling down, car accidents, sports, etc. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on the spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels and everything around it essentially causing the body to function at less than Optimal Health. The most common symptom is pain, but that doesn't mean the lungs, hear, bladder, eyes, etc. are not significantly affected.
As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs can begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time goes by as the surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to adjust to the new shape. The body is an amazing machine. It will start to accommodate these changes by compensating in other areas. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes to get back to Optimal levels.