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The Biological Rationale For Possible Benefits
of Spinal Manipulation

Chiro.Org Blog: In terms of mechanical issues, the manipulable spinal disorder (traditionally termed “subluxation” in chiropractic, “somatic dysfunction” in osteopathy, and “fixation” or “functional blockage” in manual medicine) is characterized as a spinal joint strain/sprain with associated local and referred pain and muscle spasm. The function of the spinal joint is deranged by virtue of static misalignment and/or reduction of motion (i.e., “fixation,” “blockage,” or the more generic term “hypomobility”). Mechanisms that have been proposed for this dysfunction, particularly the hypomobility, include: […]