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The Chiropractic Adjustment


Biomechanical Functional Assessment (aka: Chiropractic)

Dr. DiRubba performs an adjustment after reviewing a patients x-rays.

Dr. DiRubba performs an adjustment after reviewing a patients x-rays.

Our specialty is the treatment and rehabilitation of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and the Axillary Skeletal Subluxation (ASS).

As part of its multifaceted approach to assisting patients towards an ever increasing experience of wellness, the Chiropractic profession addresses the diagnosis and treatment of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and other skeletal joint subluxations.

The spinal column is designed to function to “house and protect” the delicate spinal cord and its branches of nerves (called nerve roots) that exit between the vertebrae. The intimate relationship that the vertebra have with those delicate nerve branches can cause them to be severely damaged when the spine experiences forces that can “micro-damage” the supporting ligament and/or muscle tissues that normally would not permit abnormal movement of the bony structures of the spine sufficiently enough to cause entrapment of the nerve roots associated with the vertebral joint.

Vertebral Subluxation Complex or (VSC)

Dr DiRubba adjusting a patient.

Dr. DiRubba adjusting a patient.

As entrapment of a spinal nerve root occurs the structures of the joint itself begin a series of pathological processes called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex or (VSC).

The components of this process are:

  • Kinesiopathology – Loss of normal joint motion.
  • Histopathology – Inflammation of the surrounding and supporting tissues.
  • Myopathology – Major or minor muscle spasm of the joints surrounding musculature.
  • Neuropathology – Inflammation of adjacent nerve tissue.
  • Pathophysiology – Eventual deposition of calcium salts into the supporting ligamentous tissue.

Peripheral Complications (Symptoms) Attributed to the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC):

Peripheral Symptoms

  • Headaches – frontal, occipital, “migraine”, “tension”, and “cluster” types
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Upper Back pain and stiffness
  • Pain, numbness, pins & needles, of the arms, hand, or fingers
  • Mid back pain and stiffness
  • Lower back pain and stiffness
  • Hip pain and stiffness
  • Groin pain
  • Buttocks pain
  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Sciatic pain, numbness, and pins & needles, of the legs, feet, or toes.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Bulging or herniating of spinal discs.
  • Scoliosis

Systemic Complications attributed to the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC):

Systemic Symptoms

  • Allergies
  • Dizziness
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Asthma & Emphysema
  • Hypertension
  • Cold & Flu
  • Digestive problems
  • Ear infections (Otitis media)
  • Fevers
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Menstrual dysfunction and PMS related symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sinus problems
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Trigger points

Axillary Skeletal Subluxation (ASS)

The same principle holds true for the other joints of the skeleton other than the spine. Jaw joints, shoulders, elbows, wrists, finger joints, hips, knees, ankles, and even toe joints can subluxate when adequate force is applied to micro-damage the supporting tissues of the joint.

Axial Complications (Symptoms) of the Axial Skeletal Subluxation (ASS):

Non-spinal Symptoms

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TJD)
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Elbow pain and stiffness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Knee pain and stiffness
  • Ankle pain and stiffness

Providing quality chiropractic care for all ages in the Cheshire community since 1993.