A Contemporary Model of Segmental Spinal Dysfunction
and Chiropractic Adjustments
A newly published review of a contemporary model of spinal segmental dysfunction and the afferentation effects of spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments was recently published by Haavik, Kumari, Holt, et al. Titled, The contemporary model of vertebral column joint dysfunction and impact of high-velocity, low-amplitude controlled vertebral thrusts on neuromuscular function, it characterizes vertebral subluxations as a “self-perpetuating, central segmental motor control (CSMC) problems that involve a joint, such as a vertebral motion segment, that is not moving appropriately, resulting in ongoing maladaptive neural plastic changes that interfere with the central nervous system’s (CNS’s) ability to regulate neuromuscular function.” From there the authors explore how spinal adjustments and spinal manipulation alters neuromuscular function in a myriad of ways.
While far too in-depth to review it here, it is well worth the read for all Chiropractors interested in the evidence-based foundation of what we do.
You can find it HERE.
Haavik, H., Kumari, N., Holt, K., Niazi, I. K., Amjad, I., Pujari, A. N., Türker, K. S., & Murphy, B. (2021). The contemporary model of vertebral column joint dysfunction and impact of high-velocity, low-amplitude controlled vertebral thrusts on neuromuscular function. European journal of applied physiology, 121(10), 2675–2720.