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.
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segmental dysfunctionChiropractic 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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