Scand J Rehabil Med. 1979 ; 11(4): 157-62.
Principles of treatment in chiropractic.
An attempt has here been made to summarize some views on chiropractic methods of examination and treatment as well as some theories on the origin of the disturbances. The general and mechanical examination has been described and examples given of adjustments of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. A chiropractic adjustment has been defined and the mechanisms of an adjustment of a diarthrodial joint discussed. Functional disturbances in the intervertebral joints, the intervertebral discs, and the foramina intervetebralia are also considered.