Spinal Kinesiopathology

  • Spinal Kinesiopathology

When the spinal bones move too much or not enough, it can lead to spinal kinesiopathology. This can cause restrictions in a patient’s ability to turn and bend. Spinal kinesiopathology is one of the five components of vertebral subluxation complex, which is a set of symptoms and signs that affect the spinal column. When spinal kinesiopathology occurs, it can cause the other four components of the complex to become active:


Is a condition where the muscles that support the spine weaken, atrophy, or become rigid, leading to muscle spasms. These spasms can result in the development of scar tissue, which has the potential to modify muscle tone.
Neuropathophysiology. When the spine fails to function correctly, nerve tissue can become obstructed, stretched, or aggravated. Since nerve tissue is delicate, any form of irritation can result in a malfunction of the nervous system.


 An increase in blood and lymph supplies can cause a person’s body temperature to rise, which may result in inflammation and swelling. This increase in pressure can cause the discs to tear, protrude, weaken, or herniate.


 Atypical bony growths attempt to fuse defective joints of the spine during pathophysiology, causing scar tissue, nerve dysfunction, and spinal deterioration.

Trauma (like a car accident or falling down), stress, or chemical imbalances can cause any of these components, including spinal kinesiopathology.

The bones in your spine are supposed to move just the right amount to protect your spinal cord and nerves. However, sometimes they can move too much or not enough and cause problems. When the spine bones don’t move well, it can cause other joints to move too much, which can twist the spine and make it harder to move. Depending on which part of the spine is affected, you may feel problems in other parts of your body too.

The detection and treatment of spinal kinesiopathology by chiropractors.

To find out if you have a vertebral subluxation complex, your chiropractor will check how you stand and move, and ask about any pain or discomfort you may be feeling.

Your chiropractor may use spinal adjustments to treat spinal kinesiopathology. These adjustments help to realign the spine and release compressed nerves and nerve endings, which can reduce discomfort and improve mobility.  Your Scottsdale chiropractor uses a variety of different techniques, contact us to learn more.