Subluxation occurs when the body exceeds the limits of adaptation due to heredity, childbirth, and various sudden accidents throughout life, sports injuries, overuse of muscles, lack of sleep, heavy workload, prolonged medication, mental stress, binge eating, and changes in living environment.
It is difficult to say when a “subluxation” has occurred, but it is possible to tell through examination if a subluxation is present or absent.
Commonly done by straight chiropractors are bilateral skin temperature measurements and checking for short legs.
With the exception of short legs due to artificial bones or fractures, most cases of short legs or short hands (arms) indicate the possible presence of subluxation.
For further information, please refer to the chapter ”How to know the subluxation of the Upper Cervical?”
There is no direct relationship between symptoms and subluxation.
It is possible to have subluxations and not have symptoms.
On the other hand, a person may have symptoms but no subluxation.
Symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors.
This is why the chiropractic examination is more important than the adjustment.
Adjustments can only be made when subluxations are present.
The existence of subluxation in the upper cervical region affects the whole body, so you are affected by it whether your symptoms are located anywhere or not.
However, it is up to your innate intelligence (nature) to decide when, where, and how to heal naturally after the adjustment.
So you don’t have to be discouraged even if it doesn’t improve or feel no change at all from your most painful part.
The healing time and process of everyone is different that depending on the degree of deterioration of the affected area.