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
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The cervical flexion-rotation test (FRT) is used to assist in the diagnosis of CGH and in particular C1-C2 segmental dysfunction. This manual test involves moving head to fully flexed position so that spinal movement is ideally controlled to C1-C2 then measuring cervical rotation in this position.
Segmental dysfunction also indicates a poor prognosis in adults without cardiovascular disease.
In this book physiotherapists are persuaded to re-evaluate their traditional beliefs about management of low back problems and to consider an alterative and more integrated model of lumbar spine pathology and management of segmental dysfunction. 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.