I speak about subluxation events, times in one’s life where the spine is injured, however slight, that result in the subluxation complex. Time, life, and gravity. It starts with the birth process in which 84% of us according to a German study receive our first subluxation, then come all the falls and spills we took as children, accidents, injuries, sports and especially car crashes. While the birth process tends to cause subluxation mostly in the upper neck, whiplash and other subluxation events will cause severe subluxation throughout the spine. With regard to whiplash specifically we grade it on a 1-5 scale. Most grade 1’s don’t end up in my office. Of those that I see, the majority are grade 3 and 4. At that level of damage, much of the subluxation that is caused is permanent. It can be improved and managed, but often never completely corrected. This is important background information for you so that you can better understand a study done in Canada in the province of Saskatchewan. A unique and perhaps only benefit of socialized medicine is easy access to medical records by researchers.
In Saskatchewan, the research team looked at 2,184 case files. Of those, 15.9% had suffered whiplash and now had severe chronic subluxation. You will not be surprised to know that the whiplash group had twice the incidence of neck pain, headache and low back pain as compared to the non-whiplash group. That makes perfect sense. But what might surprise you is that the whiplash group also suffered twice the incidence of ALLERGIES, BREATHING DISORDERS, DIGESTIVE DISEASES, AND CARDIAC DISEASE compared to the non-whiplash group. And furthermore, when the whiplash people had the same disease as the non-whiplash people, the whiplash ones suffered twice as badly.
I believe there are two reasons for these findings. First, subluxation damages nerve flow and nerve flow is responsible for your entire health. When the nerve system is interfered with your body cannot function as it is designed. Second, chronic subluxation means chronic inflammation. Inflammation has been well established to cause a wide variety of diseases, including all of those listed above, plus colon and other cancers. This is why medical doctors prescribe baby aspirin for patients at risk for heart disease and colon cancer.
Conclusion: Subluxation causes pain, causes spinal decay, and increases the risk of diseases of many types, perhaps all types.