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Dr. Vanessa Vajdos DC

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Glossary of Chiropractic Terms

  • Long-lever manipulationMethod of spinal manipulation in which a general technique is used to stretch or loosen several vertebrae at a time.
  • Low-force technique. Use of an adjusting machine and/or reflex technique said to be an alternative to forceful manipulation ("dynamic thrust"). It may not be an appropriate substitute for properly performed spinal manipulation. Advertising it is often a promotion gimmick.
  • Lumbar vertebrae. The five bones in the lower-back portion of the spine.
  • Lumbo-pelvic techniques. Technique used to adjust any "manipulative lesion" in the joints of the lumbar spine and pelvis. Lumbo-pelvic "distortions" are attributed to postural alterations, leg-length inequality, tilting of the lumbar vertebrae, loss of mobility, and other "lesions" that require manipulation over the pelvis and lower back. Leg-length testing is often used to detect lumbo-pelvic distortions.
  • Lumbosacral strain. Strain or injury of joints or ligaments at the base of the spine where the last lumbar vertebra (L5) is connected to the sacrum. Strain or disk degeneration in this area is probably the most common cause of low-back pain.
  • Maintenance care. Subluxation-based program of periodic spinal examinations and "adjustments" alleged to help maintain the patient's health. Also called "preventive maintenance" or "preventative maintenance."
  • Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). Procedure in which a chiropractor performs manipulation while an anesthesiologist keeps the patient asleep. MUA has little appropriate use and is potentially dangerous. Because the normal protective reflexes are abolished, the manipulated joint can be overstretched.
  • Mercy Guidelines. Common name for the report issued following the chiropractic consensus conference held at the Mercy Conference Center in Burlingame, California, on January 25­30, 1992. The report is a step toward establishing parameters and guidelines for the profession. Many insurance companies use it as a guide to the appropriateness of chiropractic treatment.
  • Meric system. Chiropractic system based on the theory that specific spinal joints are associated with specific organs, requiring adjustment of certain vertebrae for certain diseases. ChiroSite contains a very vivid portrayal of this system.
  • "Mixer." Chiropractor who uses physical therapy and other natural treatment methods in addition to manual manipulation of the spine.
  • Mobilization. Method of manipulation, movement, or stretching to increase range of motion in muscles and joints that does not involve a high-velocity thrust.
  • Moire contourographic analysis. See Contour analysis.
  • Motion palpation. Useful method of locating fixations and loss of mobility in the spine by feeling the motion of specific spinal segments as the patient moves.
  • Musculoskeletal. Referring to structures involving tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joints.
  • Nerve root. One of the two nerve bundles emerging from the spinal cord that join to form a segmental spinal nerve.
  • Neural Organization Technique (NOT). Method purported to "organize" the nervous system and activate helpful reflexes by using applied kinesiology muscle-testing to identify and correct food allergies and dysfunctions claimed to affect the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain.
  • Nervo-Scope. A handheld, dual-probe thermocouple gadget purported to locate "subluxations" by measuring skin temperature on both sides of the spine.
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). Method purported to correct disease-causing subluxations that result from negative emotions that "lock in" a "neuro emotional complex (N.E.C)."
  • Neurocalometer. The heat-detecting instrument originally developed in 1924 for locating subluxated vertebrae.
  • Nimmo method. Technique that uses digital pressure on trigger points to relax muscles said to be pulling vertebrae out of alignment.
  • Nonforce techniques. Various reflex techniques and muscle-treatment methods that do not involve forceful manipulation.
  • Objective straight chiropractors. Chiropractors whose sole objective is to "correct vertebral subluxations—not because they cause disease or are associated with any medical condition, but simply because the body works better without them . . . . and that alone justifies their correction."
  • Orthogonal methods. Upper cervical measurements and techniques that often require use of instruments and machines to correct what are claimed to be minute but all-important subluxations of the atlas.