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The Basis for Spinal Manipulation:Chiropractic Perspective of Indications and Theory

By |June 7, 2012|Chiropractic Care, Subluxation|

The Basis for Spinal Manipulation:
Chiropractic Perspective of Indications and Theory

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SOURCE: J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2012 (Apr 16)

By Charles N.R. Henderson, DC, PhD

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, FL, United States


It is reasonable to think that patients responding to spinal manipulation (SM), a mechanically based therapy, would have mechanical derangement of the spine as a critical causal component in the mechanism of their condition. Consequently, SM practitioners routinely assess intervertebral motion, and treat patients on the basis of those assessments. In chiropractic practice, the vertebral subluxation has been the historical raison d’etre for SM. Vertebral subluxation is a biomechanical spine derangement thought to produce clinically significant effects by disturbing neurological function. (more…)