Are Vertebral Subluxations Painful?
The short answer is...not necessarily. Subluxations can cause changes to occur in your body that may or may not be perceived as painful to the body. There are two things that motivate the human body...a seeking of pleasure...and an avoidance of pain. Pain is one of the most powerful signals that is communicated by our nervous system but pain is also one of the least reliable indicators of our health and well-being.
Pain is one of the last symptoms to develop when there is a problem...and one of the first symptoms to disappear with care. That means you can have a problem in your body for years and not know until you experience the symptom of pain.
It has been found that about 10% of our nervous system is actually able to detect pain. That means...statistically speaking...your body will not perceive something as being painful more than 9 times out of 10...even when there is a problem. That problem could be any number of things...including vertebral subluxation. When you are subluxated, your body is not able to function at its best. The signals from the brain to the body and back become "distorted" and the body is not able to regulate itself properly.
A person can be subluxated days or months before the body begins to have trouble adapting to this problem. A person can be subluxated months or years before their body interprets this problem as pain. All the while, the person could have prevented the problem from developing into a chronic, arthritic, or disease like condition that likely impact their life severely.