In the future I hope to see a world where people have the capacity to take care of their own families with power and information, thereby avoiding the lunacy that goes on in the medical arena. Kind of like it was in the 'old days', except that new information that really works would be incorporated into the pot and people would have at their disposal a vast amount of knowledge to address near any calamity that crosses their path, free of charge in the case of family, or in a barter system in the case of neighbors.
Our methods are so simple and so powerful. A friend who is willing to be taught can position my hip (innominate) with one move; something that not even the BEST chiropractors can do, and it's free! I don't know what I would do if I had to walk around with my pelvis subluxated. I KNOW that it hurts, and I DON'T like to hurt.
FYI :o) Regarding the spinal column and nearby joints, the bones that actually do subluxate are the head in relation to the atlas, the innominate or pelvis in relation to the sacrum, and the rib head articulations. If your pain is low in the back usually the innominate is to blame. If your pain is higher up in between the shoulders the position of the head is usually the culprit. Both conditions can be in existence at the same time, which tends to create quite a lot of stress or tension in the back. These conditions are physical and no amount of, 1) self-hypnosis, or 2) chiropractic "care", will permanently straighten their alignment.
The body's job is to adapt to its surrounding environment. It does this via endorphins, and other methods dictated by the brain. You should know that the pain signal is so important (in order to alert the brain of a problem) that it comes back or gets stronger in order to be heard. The signal is telling the brain to see your friendly neighbor or family member who knows how to fix such things in a perfect world.
Human atlas of the axial skeleton
Superior facets of the human atlas
Skull and occipital condyles of the human skeleton
Atlanto-occipital joints proof
Anatomy Textbook Errors
Human axis of the axial skeleton
TCC's Centennial Award
Published journal articles
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Newspaper Archive
Introducing new science
About the author
This page was first posted in Fall 2000 and last revised on January 21, 2022.