• Histopathology

After a car accident, your spine bones may move out of their original position or lose their normal movement. This condition is called vertebral subluxation complex and it can cause a set of signs and symptoms that affect your spinal column. One of the five major components of this condition is histopathology. Histopathology occurs when your body temperature rises due to an increase in lymph and blood supplies. This can cause inflammation and swelling, which can make your spinal discs rip, project, herniate or depreciate.

The person might feel:

• Feeling Pain and discomfort
• Inability to move properly
• Weakening of the spine
• Scar tissue

How does the body’s lymphatic system function?

Our body’s circulatory system includes the lymphatic system. It is made up of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph, which is a clear fluid that contains white blood cells. The lymph vessels carry lymph all over the body. The white blood cells in the lymph fight against harmful things that shouldn’t be in the body, like toxins and waste. This helps keep our bodies healthy.

Lymph moves in only one direction, upwards towards the neck, and flows through its own system. It enters the venous blood stream by passing through the subclavian veins, which are located on the sides of the neck. The yellow liquid part of the blood, called plasma, carries nutrients and removes waste. After it has done its job, it leaves the blood cells and goes back into the venous circulation system as venous blood. Anything that doesn’t leave becomes lymph. Lymph also leaves the tissue and enters the lymphatic system through small tubes called lymphatic capillaries.

The Relationship between Histopathology and the Lymphatic and Venous System

If someone is in a car accident or gets hurt, their spinal bones may lose their natural motion and position. This is called spinal kinesiopathology. As a result, certain changes occur in the body:

• The muscles of the spine might become weaker, or get stiff and stop working correctly. This can make them twitch or spasm. Scar tissue may also form over time, which can change the way the muscles feel. This is called myopathology.
• The nerves in the spine can become squished, stretched, or irritated. This can cause problems with the way the nerves work, which is called neuropathophysiology.
• Bony growths might form around the spine to try and fix any problems with the joints. But this can actually cause the spine to get worse. Scar tissue may also form, which can cause more problems with the nerves. This is called pathophysiology.

When the body is hurt, it may try to fix the problem by sending more blood and lymph to the area. This is how our bodies fight back. But sometimes, too much blood and lymph can cause problems. It can make the body temperature go up and the discs in the spine can become swollen and inflamed. This can make the discs herniate, tear, or even break down.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Your chiropractor might start by doing spinal adjustments to realign the spine and free any trapped nerves. This can not only reduce pain and help you move better, but it can also tell your lymph and venous system that it doesn’t need to send as much blood and lymph to the area anymore because the injury is fixed.

Your chiropractor may use a variety of techniques to adjust your spine, such as:

• Toggle drop: The chiropractor crosses their hands and gives a firm press to your spine, followed by a quick thrust.
• Release work: The chiropractor uses gentle pressure with their fingertips to separate vertebrae that have become fused together.
• Lumbar roll: You lie on your side and the chiropractor applies a quick thrust to your misaligned area, to put the vertebrae back in the right position.
• Table adjustments: You lie on a table with sections that drop down. The chiropractor applies a rapid thrust that causes parts of the table to release and drop, while your body remains in motion temporarily. This helps to align your spine.
After aligning the spine, your chiropractor may perform soft tissue work to loosen the muscles around it and remove fluid from inflamed and swollen areas.

If you have vertebral subluxation complex and are experiencing symptoms, you can talk to your chiropractor about treatment options to help alleviate them.