Necessity to do a differential diagnosis. Need to determine relationship of the vertebral column to visceral disease. Role chiropractic techniques play in patients with respiratory disorders. Treatments of various conditions; the VSC in pulmonary patients; cardiovascular disorders; digestive symptoms in infants and children. Improvement of conditions through chiropractic manipulation.
When a patient has a problem, the first thing the chiropractor needs to do is a differential diagnosis to determine whether the vertebral column is... more
When a patient has a problem, the first thing the chiropractor needs to do is a differential diagnosis to determine whether the vertebral column is producing symptoms of a visceral disease, or whether a visceral disease is producing symptoms in the vertebral column. For instance, breathing is an action which “straddles the somatovisceral interface” and so although there is so far no direct evidence for the beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustment in patients with respiratory disorders, it is believed that chiropractic techniques have a role to play in managing these patients on a musculoskeletal basis (Masarsky and Weber, 1997).
Although the standard lung tests do not indicate the presence of vertebral subluxation complex (VSC), they can give an idea of the muscle tone of the respiratory smooth and