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Flashcards in Chiropractic Care CH. 3 Deck (15):
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Cheir

Hand

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Praktike

Business or practice

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Adjustment

The application of a controlled, rapid thrust of precise direction and depth delivered to a specific contact point

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Manipulation

Controlled, rapid thrust of precise direction and depth delivered to a specific contact point

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Extension

Ventral arching or straightening of the spine

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Flexion

Dorsal arching of the spine

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Lateral flexion

Bowing or bending to each side (right or left)

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Rotation

Twisting to the right or left

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Fixation

When a joint becomes immobilized in a fixed position that may occur at rest or during a normal movement

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Malarticulations

The connections between bones do not line up correctly

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Misalignment

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.

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Subluxation

Vertibal misalignment. (misalignment of the spine allegedly interferes with nerve signals from the brain)

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Motion Segment

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.

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Range of Motion (ROM)

Amount of movement that occurs at a particular joint or region of the body.

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Spinal Manipulation

Manipulation of the spine to restore its normal motion and alignment. (Spinal manipulation relieves any restriction on the nerves or spinal cord which impairs the function of the organs they supply with nerves) - Use to treat animals with sore necks or backs

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