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Intervertebral Somatic Dysfunction: A Discussion of the Manipulable Spinal Lesion

Fryer, Gary (2003) Intervertebral Somatic Dysfunction: A Discussion of the Manipulable Spinal Lesion. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 6 (2). pp. 64-73. ISSN 1443-8461

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The concept of the manipulable spinal lesion - a musculoskeletal disturbance that can be detected with manual palpation and corrected with manipulation - is examined and evidence for the theories of the dysfunction is discussed. A model for intervertebral dysfunction is presented that describes both mechanical and neurological sequelae to spinal injury, leading to a deficit in regional proprioception, changes in segmental and polysegmental muscle activity and motor control, and predisposing the segment to further strain. The evidence for the proposed model and mechanisms of manual treatment is discussed. Recommendations and directions are outlined for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intervertebral; somatic; dysfunction; spinal lesion
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:38
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