Emotional, Chemical, Physical
Obviously, you know that these are the three types of stresses that can cause subluxations.
They are written in they order of the most frequent to least frequent amounts/types of stresses that we are exposed to. While the amounts of each may vary from person to person, there are probably hundreds in each category that we are exposed to daily.
Most practice members can understand how physical trauma can cause spinal problems, but often overlook the other two. There have many times when a practice member has come into the office with a health challenge stating that they "didn't do anything" (physically). I remind them that physical stresses are almost always the least common causes of subluxations, and after a few questions there are almost always emotional or chemical stresses in their lives that could have been contributing as causes to their subluxations.
If we were to take a moment and think now about all the chemicals we place into our bodies through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat, it would frighten us. Then of course that fear along with other emotional stresses would only compound and further increase the causes of subluxations. Remember to remember that it has been said that the most toxic thing to a human body are bad thoughts.
Unfortunately, if you have a spine and are alive, there is no way you cannot be exposed to these huge number of stresses. That is why it is absolutely necessary to get your spine checked on a regular basis. While we cannot get rid of these stresses we can make sure your spine and nervous system is working at its best so that you can better adapt and resist these stresses, minimizing their damage.
When your spine is free from vertebral subluxations you are healthier, and can be at your best in all aspects of your life.