Maintenance Care - a form of chiropractic care that is used to help maintain a person’s health once acute care for a given problem has concluded
Manipulation - also known as an adjustment, is a procedure involving the movement of a specific joint with a high velocity and low amplitude force. A specific directional force is applied to a given joint in order to restore proper alignment and motion
Maximum Medical Improvement - the point during a patient’s treatment in which they have reached their pre-injury condition
Mechanoreceptor - a type of nerve ending that responds to a mechanical stimulus and causes a neurological response of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
Meric system - a chiropractic system that is based upon the theory that certain spinal segments are directly associated with certain organs. The theory is that if you adjust specific spinal segments where the nerves originate, then you will affect the organs that are stimulated by those nerves.
Migraine headache - a condition marked by severe recurring headaches often with nausea and vomiting. There are many different causes of migraine headaches. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pressure on the cervical spine which may be the cause of many migraine headaches
Misalignment - describes one or more joint segments that are out of alignment or position
Mobilization - a method of manipulation, movement, or stretching used to increase the motion of certain joints or muscles. This form of manipulation does not include a high velocity thrust
Motion palpation - a method of determining a loss of segmental motion in the joints by feeling how a specific joint segment moves during patient movement.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - is a type machine that utilizes high doses of magnetism to produce images used to diagnose diseases and injuries
Muscle spasm - is the involuntary tightening of muscles due to injury, irritation, or segmental misalignment.
Musculoskeletal system - includes the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints within the body