Vertebral Subluxation Complex

Minor Intervertebral Dysfunction

Presentation

  • People of all ages can suffer from vertebral subluxation complex (CSV). From the little baby who suffers trauma to childbirth to the elderly.
  • One of the most common sources of back pain.
  • Feeling of blocking, of point in the back, of tension.
  • Feeling of being “stuck”, “unhooked”, having a displaced vertebrae.
  • In reality, nothing moves, everything is a matter of mobility.
  • A vertebral subluxation complex (CSV) is in fact a lack of mobility between two or more vertebrae. Each vertebra has a movement to make and some factors may cause it to no longer perform its functions optimally.
  • One of the most important symptoms of CSV is pain and stiffness.

Causes

  • Physical Stress
  • Bad posture
  • Lack of exercise
  • Muscle tension
  • Repetitive trauma or microtrauma

Treatment

  • Ice, rest and complementary therapies including neurocryotherapy and kinesio taping, are always in order to reduce the intense pain.
  • Vertebral manipulations help restore mobility to the joint.
  • Soft tissue work (Active Release Techniques and Graston)
  • Stretching of the musculature involved.
  • Strengthening the musculature involved with or without ultrasound
  • Anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and analgesics can provide some relief but do not solve the basic problem at the joint. In the long term this procedure is totally ineffective and potentially harmful.
  • Postural Correction and Weight Loss

Prognosis

Using manipulations and favorable conditions, one can notice a remarkable improvement in 14 days and a remission in 4 to 5 weeks. On the other hand, waiting several weeks before the start of treatment, it may be longer and the patient may have sequelae (slight persistent pain, recurrence, weakness of the back, etc.).

Since VSCs affect the vertebrae and thus a significant part of the nervous system, treatment of these may, in addition to relief of pain and stiffness, involve the muscles and organs that are innervated By the nerves of the level affected by the CSV.