Flashcards in Chiropractic Care CH. 3 Deck (15):
Business or practice
The application of a controlled, rapid thrust of precise direction and depth delivered to a specific contact point
Controlled, rapid thrust of precise direction and depth delivered to a specific contact point
Ventral arching or straightening of the spine
Dorsal arching of the spine
Bowing or bending to each side (right or left)
Twisting to the right or left
When a joint becomes immobilized in a fixed position that may occur at rest or during a normal movement
The connections between bones do not line up correctly
A motion segment in which alignment, movement integrity, and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between joints remains intact, chiropractic use of the term typically implies verterbral misalignment.
Vertibal misalignment. (misalignment of the spine allegedly interferes with nerve signals from the brain)
Basic functional unit of the spine; consists of two adjacent articulating surfaces and the connecting tissue binding them to each other. A motion segment includes two vertibrate, the interveritabral disc, nerves, arteries, and soft tissue structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons), which participate in movement.
Range of Motion (ROM)
Amount of movement that occurs at a particular joint or region of the body.