Vertebral Subluxation part 4
(Abnormal muscle function)
When muscle function is impaired from too much or too little nerve supply, muscles that support the spine respond in different ways.
When nerve impulses are diminished, muscles supporting the spine can weaken and atrophy.
When muscles are over stimulated from nerve irritation, supporting muscles can become tight and go into spasm.
In either extreme, fibrotic scar tissue can form in these muscles, changing their elasticity. This damage to the supporting muscles of the spine is why repeated adjustments are often necessary and adjustments don't seem to "hold." It also explains why long-standing spinal problems are so difficult and time-consuming to correct. Without proper rehabilitation, many patients experience a relapse of their original health complaint.