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Does the Subluxation Exist? 


Tedd Koren D.C. Bio 


Journal of Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 53-58



The location and correction of the subluxation are the heart and soul of chiropractic – it is what makes the chiropractic profession unique among healing arts. Yet the very existence of the subluxation has, at times, been questioned by those within and without the profession.


Does the subluxation exist?  With nearly 300 definitions and descriptions of this elusive entity in the chiropractic, osteopathic, orthopedic and related bio-medical journals3   something is obviously there.  Yet what is it?  The VS defies precise definition. After over a century of clinical and laboratory observation and research we still cannot say, “It is exactly this.”


Whatever this entity is, we do know, from many decades of clinical observation and experience that subluxations can profoundly influence our physical and psychological health affecting nearly every disease to which the flesh is heir.


What is the subluxation?


Key Words:  Chiropractic, Vertebral Subluxation