Chiropractic Glossary

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Chiropractic Info

HIO-refers to “Hole in one” used to describe the upper cervical specific technique developed by BJ Palmer. Hole is one because the technique adjusts only one vertebra (c1) and has global effects on the entire body.

Subluxation: The word “subluxation” comes from the Latin words meaning “to dislocate” (luxate) and “somewhat or slightly” (sub). A subluxation means a slight dislocation (misalignment) or biomechanical malfunctioning of the vertebrae (bones of the spine). These disturbances may irritate nerve roots and blood vessels which branch off from the spinal cord between each of the vertebrae. This irritation may cause pain and dysfunction in muscle, lymphatic and organ tissue as well as imbalance in the normal body processes.

Spizzerinctum– A word used to describe chiropractic enthusiasm