Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 16357
  Title Active and passive characteristics of muscle tone and their relationship models of subluxation/joint dysfunction Part I
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2003 Sep;47(3):168-179
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes The relationship of muscles to the causes and effects of the pathophysiologic entity referred to as chiropractic subluxation or joint dysfunction is critical. Part I of this paper reviews complexities of skeletal muscle in regards to anatomy, active and passive tone, detection of muscle tone, neurophysiology, and how muscle function fits into a variety of subluxation/joint dysfunction models. The review culminates in Part II with a hypothesis to describe and explain varying degrees of muscle tone that may be encountered clinically. It is hoped that knowledge of the differing levels of muscle tone and their causes will help the clinician to better determine the underlying cause of a neuro-musculoskeletal problem allowing application of necessary and proper intervention.

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