Chiropractic Therapy in Pain Management

Chiropractic Therapy in Pain Management

Chiropractic Therapy in Pain Management is going mainstream and the services can now be a made available to almost anyone. Chiropractors define subluxation as an alteration of the biomechanical and physiological dynamics of adjoining structures which can cause neural disturbances.”It is seen as a process, not a static condition by which the tissues suffer constant changes which usually includes:

  1. Hyperemia – excess of blood in a particular area of the body.
  2. Congestion – toxins accumulate in areas aggravating the nerve endings in the muscle producing pain.
  3. Edema – excessive fluid leaking into tissues, resulting to a swelling.
  4. Tiny hemorrhages – small amount of bleeding or unusual flow of blood.
  5. Fibrosis – replacement of normal tissue with scar tissue.
  6. Local ischemia – lack of blood flow in muscle, leaving the muscle very painful to touch.
  7. Atrophy – partial or complete wasting of muscle.
  8. Tissue rigidity – stiffness and adhesions in joint capsules, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Categorizes of Spinal Subluxation

Static Intersegmental Subluxation

  • Flexion malposition
  • Extension malposition
  • Lateral flexion malposition
  • Rotation malposition
  • Anterolesthesis
  • Retrolesthesis
  • Altered Interosseous Spacing (increased or decreased)
  • Osseous Foraminal encroachment

Kinetic Intersegmental Subluxation

  • Hypomobility (fixation subluxation)
  • Hypermobility (unstable subluxation)
  • Aberrant motion (paradoxical motion)

Sectional Subluxation

  • Scoliosis and/or alteration of curves secondary to muscle imbalance
  • Scoliosis and/or alteration of curves secondary to structural asymmetries
  • Decompensation of adaptational curves
  • Abnormalities of motion

Paravertebral Subluxation

  • Costovertebral or costotransverse dis-relationships
  • Sacroiliac subluxation

Sources:

https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/subluxation-and-chiropractic

https://www.verywellhealth.com/chiropractic-adjustments-297025

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