Common questions

What does a chiropractor do to a subluxation?

What does a chiropractor do to a subluxation?

Chiropractors are specialists in correcting subluxation and other misalignments. A chiropractor can restore the misaligned vertebrae to the proper position in the spinal column. They do this manually by using the chiropractic procedure known as a spinal adjustment.

What does the subluxation represent in chiropractic science?

The term “subluxation” is used by doctors of chiropractic to depict the altered position of the vertebra and subsequent functional loss, which determines the location for the spinal manipulation. “Subluxation” has been defined medically as “…a partial abnormal separation of the articular surfaces of a joint.”

How common is atlantoaxial subluxation?

Spontaneous atlantoaxial subluxation is a well-recognized complication affecting about 2% of patients with AS, presenting with and without signs of spinal cord compression.

What causes C1-C2 subluxation?

Rotational subluxation or dislocation of C1 on C2. Can develop from osseous or ligamentous abnormalities resulting from acquired or congenital disorders. As a result of instability, excessive motion and spinal cord compression may occur at the atlantoaxial joint.

Can a chiropractic adjust the atlanto occipital joint?

A chiropractic adjustment of the atlanto occipital joint is definitely not the treatment of choice. During an attack one has the distinct sense that your eyes are spinning, even if you close your eyes.

What do you need to know about atlanto axial instability?

Atlanto-axial instability (AAI) is a condition that affects the bones in the upper spine or neck under the base of the skull. The joint between the upper spine and base of the skull is called the atlanto-axial joint. In people with Down syndrome, the ligaments (connections between muscles) are “lax” or floppy.

What are the diagnostic criteria for rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation?

Rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation is a rare entity. The diagnostic criteria have been described using plain radiography. With the widespread use of CT, it has become evident that considerable rotation and loss of contact of the C1-C2 articulations occurs physiologically, and this diagnosis will need to be reevaluated.

Is there a way to correct an occipital subluxation?

As usual, I have only scratched the surface of occipital subluxations and corrections. This distraction of the occiput from the lateral masses of atlas is beneficial for both posterior and anterior occiput subluxations, but is by no means the only method of correction.