Nonallopathic Lesions

A common term for vertebral subluxation used by chiropractors and some physical therapists, nonallopathic lesion is the when spinal vertebrae become misaligned, abnormally spaced, off-centered, or fixed, or they suffer from an incomplete dislocation. Anything having to do with the spine can sound pretty scary, but typically this condition is minor and treatable by manipulation, which physical therapists can provide. It’s most common symptom is pain. However, chiropractors argue that neurological function can be affected; they also believe that the condition leads to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. In diagnosing nonallopathic lesion, the therapist will rely on findings from a physical examination and possibly an x-ray. In addition to treatment, therapists may recommend back and core strengthening exercises.