Upper Cervical Vertebral Subluxation Complex
There are 5 components that form the vertebral subluxation complex. These components apply to the upper cervical spine as well as the rest of the spine.
The components are as follows:
- Spinal Kinesiopathology – the alignment and motion in the spine is abnormal.
- Neuropathophysiology/Neuropathology – normal nerve function is altered or disrupted.
- Myopathology – muscles become spastic or weak/atrophy.
- Histopathology - inflammation or edema is present in tissue.
- Pathophysiology/Pathology – the above four components cause a loss of homeostasis and a disruption of systemic function.
In summary, the spine does not move correctly leading to muscles spasms, inflammation and nerve irritation ultimately resulting in an imbalance in the body that leads to some sort of pathology (arthritis, degenerative disc disease, etc).
The chiropractors at Frisco Spinal Rehab are experienced correcting or improving the vertebral subluxation complex. If you are experiencing a subluxation, call us for a consultation and possible treatment.
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