ChiroSH (Chiropractic Subject Headings) is a controlled vocabulary created by members of the Chiropractic Library Collaboration, an organization affiliated with the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. ChiroSH is used by the Index to Chiropractic Literature’s indexers, and by catalogers in health sciences libraries. This online version (under development) is an innovation we hope will be widely used by students, chiropractors and researchers. The first edition of ChiroSH was released in 1984 and the seventh edition is currently in production.
- Read about the history of ChiroSH: Hardy SB. Analyzing a unique controlled vocabulary: Chiropractic subject headings [ChiroSH] – Past, present and future. Chiropr Hist. 2014 Summer;34(1):21-27. ICL record
- Kempke A, Boni BA. Chiropractic Subject Headings 6th ed. Chiropractic Library Collaboration, 2009.
An irritation of one or more of the joints on the back of the spinal vertebrae that occurs when the joints which interconnect compress and irritate the soft tissue in between.
Amount charged to patients in return for chiropractic services. (Based on the MeSH term Fees, Medical.)
A method of measuring an angle of a spinal curvature.
An in-depth method of integrating business or personal financial matters (investments, tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning) in order to meet long-term goals and objectives.
The condition of a joint becoming temporarily immobilized or held in a rigid position. (Based on the MeSH term Joint Dislocations.)
See also: Fixation, Extravertebral, Fixation, Vertebral, Subluxation
Developed by H. Gillet, D.C., and M. Liekens, D.C.
See also: Lateroflexion
A chiropractic technique developed by Phillip E. George, D.C., that makes use of an adjusting instrument called a Focalizer.
See also: Reflex Techniques
Developed by Herbert S. Freeman, D.C.
Methods of adjusting or manipulating the vertebrae from the neck down.
See also: Activator Method, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Arnholz Method, Chiro Plus Kinesiology, Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique
Developed by Fred Clary, D.C.
Chiropractors who use FN [Functional Neurology] extend their scope of treatment to the nervous system including the brain, targeting, for example, dysfunctional groups of neurons that, purportedly, can be stimulated with various therapeutic approaches, including spinal manipulation. Examples of indications of treatment with FN are neuro-musculoskeletal disorders, symptoms related to traumatic brain injuries, neurologic diseases or disorders, psychiatric disorders, and various neurologic or non-neurologic isolated symptoms. The treatments do not seem to be specific to the conditions but they are related to the examination findings, in such a way that patients with completely different conditions can be ‘prescribed’ very similar treatments.
Source: Demortier M, Goncalves G, Leboeuf-Yde C, Le Scanff C, Wedderkopp N. Attitudes to functional neurology and some other ‘prescriptive’ chiropractic techniques and their associations with chiropractic conservatism: A cross-sectional survey of chiropractic students. Chiropr & Manual Ther. 2020;28(28):1-12.
Search ICL for Functional Neurology (FN).
Developed by Roy Ashton, D.C.