segmental dysfunction

segmental dysfunction

Chiropractic
A term used in chiropractic for a focal misalignment (subluxation) of the vertebra, which, when treated by spinal manipulation, is believed to free “life forces” and allow the body to heal itself.

segmental dysfunction

Chiropractic A focal misalignment–subluxation of vertebra, treated by spinal manipulations intended to free 'life forces' and allow the body to heal itself

segmental dysfunction,

n a motion theory concept that states that two articulating joint surfaces cannot interact optimally if they are misaligned. Basis of vertebral subluxation and theory of illness. See also subluxation, vertebral.
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Segmental dysfunction also indicates a poor prognosis in adults without cardiovascular disease.
The segmental dysfunction model is based on the premise that the majority of patients with low back pain present with altered segmental instability and motor control affecting segmental and multi-segmental muscles.
The theory and rationale behind the segmental dysfunction model of lumbar spine pathology is well argued through the book and is supported by relevant scientific evidence.
Global impairment carries a worse prognosis than does regional or segmental dysfunction in two patients having identical EFs.