Origin of subluxationfrom Modern Latin subluxatio: see sub- (sense ) and luxate
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.
Incomplete or partial dislocation of a bone in a joint.
- Nursemaid's elbow is also called subluxation of the radial head, pulled elbow, slipped elbow, or toddler elbow.