Whenever you run, walk or stand, your feet form the foundation of your body. Sometimes, though, the shape of your foot or an injury can affect the angle at which your foot strikes the ground. If severe enough, this can cause pain in the foot, as well as in the legs, low back and other areas of the body. Because of the importance of the [...]
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Pathophysiology means the function in an individual or an organ is disturbed due to disease, leading to a structural defect. In chiropractic care, it often presents when unusual bony growths, such as bone spurs, attempt to fuse malfunctioning joints, causing the spine to degrade, joints to become altered, scar tissue to develop and the nervous system to stop functioning properly. Additional outcomes include: Muscle weakness [...]
Following a car accident, the bones of the spine may shift out of their original position or lose their normal motion, in what’s called vertebral subluxation complex. This condition is characterized by a set of signs and symptoms that affect the spinal column. Histopathology is one of its five major interrelated components, and it occurs when a person’s body temperature rises due to an increase [...]
Myopathy refers to a group of muscle diseases that are caused by muscular dysfunction that results in muscle weakness and waste. It is important to recognize that while some myopathic conditions can be caused by reduced nerve supply or excess nerve supply, the disorders do not stem from a neurological problem. Rather, the issue lies solely within the muscles. This does not mean that areas [...]
Neuropathophysiology refers to pathophysiological conditions that affect the nervous system. A more recognizable term may be neuropathy. Neuropathy is not a single disease; rather, it is an umbrella term used to describe a host of disorders that affect various nerves in various ways, in various areas of the body. It can affect three types of nerves: Motor – Controls the body’s muscles Sensory– Is responsible for [...]
Spinal kinesiopathology is the unusual positioning or motion of the spinal bones, to the point where the patient’s ability to turn and bend is restricted. It is one of five components of vertebral subluxation complex — a set of symptoms and signs that affect the spinal column — and it puts the remaining four components of the complex into motion: Myopathology. When the muscles supporting [...]
Vertebral subluxation refers to a set of signs and symptoms that affect the spinal column. Specifically, it is a complex that occurs when the bones of the spine lose their usual position and motion due to chemical imbalances, alcohol, prolonged sitting, trauma or even stress. An automobile accident and improper lifting are just two types of trauma that can cause vertebral subluxation complex, or VSC. [...]
Electrical stimulation is being used in chiropractic treatment to help patients manage acute and chronic pain associated with trauma (e.g., an automobile accident). Known as electrotherapy, there are three stimulation devices. One of those apparatuses is called galvanic stimulation (GS), and it has its own wavelength, frequency and effect. How Does Galvanic Stimulation Compare With Other Forms of Electrotherapy? Like the other two machines — [...]
Each day, we use electricity to light our homes and operate the appliances that make everyday tasks simpler. However, you might be surprised to learn that electricity — with its many uses — is being utilized in chiropractic treatment to reduce acute and chronic pain. How Does Electrotherapy Work? Known as electrotherapy, there are three different stimulation devices, and each generates its own effect, wavelength [...]
The force of an automobile accident can cause injury, specifically to the lower back. Trauma to this area, in turn, can result in problems such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, disc injuries, herniation, lumbar plexus disorder and other conditions. In addition, the neck and mid-back can also be affected by a car accident and can be accompanied by their own set of disorders. Forceful spinal [...]