So how do vertebrae become misaligned, fixated or subluxated?

Most of us can accept that stress of all kinds can kills us. Mechanical stress such as that caused by a motor vehicle accident is the easiest to explain. Whiplash or what is now known as cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma, is probably the leading cause of vertebral subluxation in the cervical spine or neck; second only to birth trauma. Car accidents can dramatically shift all of the vertebrae in your neck out of alignment causing neurologic and vascular deficits which will interfere with your health.