Subluxation is defined as a dislocation of the vertebrae that chiropractors believe causes many health problems.
When the vertebrae around your spine are slightly shifted, causing you to experience back and neck pain, this is an example of a subluxation.
a partial dislocation of a bone from a joint
Origin of subluxationfrom Modern Latin subluxatio: see sub- (sense ) and luxate
Incomplete or partial dislocation of a bone in a joint.
From modern Latin, corresponding to sub- +"Ž luxation.