Abstract: This paper seeks to discuss the clinical and inter-professional issues in the recognition of an aetiology and treatment of a patient with chronic neck pain, and headaches. This was ultimately attributed to a vertebral-autonomic dysfunction of an upper cervical segment of the spine - a vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). The patient’s discomfort may have been prolonged due to this unrecognised clinical presentation of a classic biomechanical neuromusculoskeletal lesion. Limitations in the recognition of the neurological and orthopaedic signs and symptom patterns associated with vertebral mechanical dysfunction are likely to have led to a delay in appropriate care.
Indexing Terms: Cervicogenic headache, Chiropractic adjustment, Inter-professional collaboration, Inter-Professional Relationships, Neck Pain, Segmental Spinal Pain, Spinal Manipulation, Suboccipital subluxation, Vertebral adjustment, Vertebral Subluxation Complex
Cite: Holdway KB, Rome P. Cervicogenic headaches and neck pain attributed to a suboccipital vertebral subluxation complex: A single case report of articuloautonomic pathophysiology involving multiple health professions. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2020;1:008 DOI https://doi.org/10.46323/2021008