LEXICON

Adhere:
(1) To be devoted as a follower or supporter. (2) To follow closely; carry out without deviation.

Arena:
The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.

Articulate:
To form a joint with.

Articulationes synoviales:
Specialized joints permitting more or less free movement, the union of the bony elements being surrounded by an articular capsule enclosing a cavity lined by synovial membrane.

Atlanto-occipital joint:
One of two joints, each formed by a superior articular pit of the atlas and a condyle of the occipital bone. [This definition is from Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary © 1994. It is outdated since we now (1985) know that the atlanto-occipital joint is actually a single complex of two pair of articulating facet surfaces (one complex per side on both the atlas and the condyles) with separate capsular membranes that connect to create a hinge of the isthmuses.]
The definition should read:


Occipital-atlas (O/A) joint:
One of two joint complexes, each formed by an adjacent pair of articular facets of the occipital condyles and an adjacent pair of superior articular facets of the atlas.

See Contract.

Atlas:
The first cervical vertebra, which articulates above with the condyles of the occipital bone and below with the axis.

Axis:
The second cervical vertebra, which articulates above with the atlas.

Belief:
Something accepted as true.

Clavicle:
The collar bone; this bone articulates with the sternum and the scapula.

Complex:
The sum, combination, or collection of various things or related factors.

Death:
The completion of the process whereby the Nerve Signal ceases to exist naturally in the body. In extreme circumstances, the essence of awareness is released from the physical form. Compare: life.

See Contract.

Decompression:
The act or process of relieving pressure.

Disease:
An abnormal condition of an organism or part. See also Nerve Signal Interference.

See Contract.

Dislocation:
The displacement of a body part, especially a bone.

Do:
To put forth; exert.

Dyskinesia:
Distortion or impairment of voluntary movement. This term is much more appropriate than "Vertebral Subluxation" or "Vertebral Subluxation Complex". NOTE: The reason for the change in terminology is to take the focus off of a supposed cause. FACT: The vertebrae do not rest upon each other directly, instead there is a soft cushion of tissue called the intervertebral disc that acts as a shock absorber and allows for a discrepancy in the alignment of the spine. Our philosophy emphasizes the proper force necessary to correct the true subluxations first, then, and only then to encourage a broader range of movement in the spinal column in order to facilitate rehabilitation.

See Contract.

Endorphin:
Any of a group of hormones with pain-killing and tranquilizing ability that are secreted by the brain.

Facet:
A small plane surface on a bone at the site where it articulates with another structure.

Fact:
The quality of being real.

Homage:
Special recognition shown publicly.

Ilium (pl.) Ilia:
The wide upper portion of the innominate bone.

Impingement:
The act of striking.

Innate:
Inborn; hereditary.

Innominate:
A bone which, with its fellow on the opposite side, forms the greater part of the pelvis; the hip bone. It consists of the ilium, the ischium, and the os pubis.

Institution:
An elementary rule, principle, or practice.

Intervertebral foramen (IVF):
Any passage (anterior or posterior) formed by the notches of any two adjacent vertebrae.

Isthmus:
A narrow connection between two larger bodies or parts.

Life:
The natural possession of the Nerve Signal in any form, ie. strictly speaking of the physical world. (We understand that awareness continues past the body's current form.)Compare: death.

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Manifestation:
The demonstration of the existence, reality, or presence of a condition.

Medicine:
The science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease.

Misnomer:
A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a condition.

Nerve Signal (NS):
The process of communication and/or sensation performed through the nervous system. Also, this definition is assuming a proper nerve signal that conveys accurate information unless otherwise stated.

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Nerve Signal Interference (NSI):
Inaccurate information relayed to the brain or other cells or organs. NSI can be either a lack of a proper Nerve Signal (inhibitory), or a sending of an improper Nerve Signal (excitatory). NSI exists both internally (within the body) and externally (within society).

See Contract.

Nerve Signal Interference Removal (NSIR):
The field originally defined by Dr. Earl Franklin Craton: the systematic removal of Nerve Signal Interference. Locating and eliminating NSI's component parts in the proper order is essential to the profession.

See Contract.

Neurotransmitter:
Any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron of the central or peripheral nervous system and travel across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell.

Occipital condyle:
One of two oval processes on the under surface of the occipital bone, one on each side of the foramen magnum, for articulation with the atlas.

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Occupation:
An activity or pursuit in which a person is engaged; esp., a person's usual or principal work or business.

Profession:
(1) A vocation requiring advanced education and training. (2) Collectively the members of such a vocation.

Prophet:
A person inspired by God to speak for Him.

Real:
Not imaginary, fictional, or pretended.

Religious:
Of, pertaining to, or teaching a particular integrated system of belief. Compare: spiritual.

Rib head:
The vertebral extremity of a rib which articulates with a thoracic vertebra.

Sacrum:
The triangular bone consisting of five fused vertebrae that forms the posterior attachment to the pelvic girdle.

Scapula:
The flat, triangular bone in the back of the shoulder.

School:
An institution of learning and education.

Spinal column:
The backbone formed by the assemblage of the vertebrae from the head to the pelvis: also called vertebral column and spine.

Spiritual:
Of, from, or pertaining to God. Compare: religious.

Sternum:
The breast bone.

Subluxation:
An incomplete or partial dislocation. See also primary causes of physical NSI.

Subornation of perjury:
The crime of persuading another to commit perjury.

Suppose:
To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.

Symptom:
A phenomenon regarded as an indication of a condition.

Synovia:
A transparent alkaline viscid fluid, resembling the white of an egg, secreted by the synovial membrane, and contained in joint cavities, bursae, and tendon sheaths; called also synovial fluid.

Synovial:
Of, pertaining to, or secreting synovia.

Tonoplast:
A small intracellular body which forms powerful osmotic substances within itself and thus swells up to form a small vacuole.

True:
Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous.

Truth (Sense 6):
God.

Vertebral process:
The slender projecting points on a vertebra; ex: Spinous process, Transverse process.

Vertebral Subluxation:
Said to be a misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebrae in the spinal column. See also Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC)

Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC):
This term is used by the Chiropractic profession in order to label an abnormal curvature of the spine. It is a misnomer, and should be thrown out altogether. The term that should be in use is dyskinesia. NOTE: The reason for the change in terminology is to take the focus off of a supposed cause. FACT: The vertebrae do not rest upon each other directly, instead there is a soft cushion of tissue called the intervertebral disc that acts as a shock absorber and allows for a discrepancy in the alignment of the spine. Our philosophy emphasizes the proper force necessary to correct the true subluxations first, then, and only then to encourage a broader range of movement in the spinal column in order to facilitate rehabilitation.

See Contract.

Viscid:
Glutinous or sticky.

Vocation:
A person's regular calling or business; one's occupation or profession.


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