Vertebral Subluxation Complex. This term is used by the Chiropractic profession in order to label an abnormal curvature of the spine. It is a misnomer, and should be thrown out altogether. The term that should be in use is dyskinesia. NOTE: The reason for the change in terminology is to take the focus off of a supposed cause. FACT: The vertebrae do not rest upon each other directly, instead there is a soft cushion of tissue called the intervertebral disc that acts as a shock absorber and allows for a discrepancy in the alignment of the spine. Our philosophy emphasizes the proper force necessary to correct the true subluxations first, then, and only then to encourage a broader range of movement in the spinal column in order to facilitate rehabilitation. See Contract.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex. A misalignment of a vertebra in the spine causing nerve interference, and five components: Spinal Kinesiopathology - Abnormal spinal movement Neuropathophysiology - Abnormal nerve function Myopathology - Abnormal muscle function Histopathology - Abnormal cellular changes Pathophysiology - Spinal and systemic degeneration and disorders