The Buxton Technological Course
in Painless Chiropractic
A. G. A. Buxton, D.C.
ADJUSTING EVERY VERTEBRA
ONE of the strange notions conceived by many Chiroprators
is the adjusting of a major subluxation, with total disregard for the minor.
It is as evident as an axiom in mathematics that one vertera bears a relation
of juxtaxposition in every sense of condition to an adjacent vertebra,
varying only in degree to the major malalignment, and the Doctor who cares
to give a thorough spinal correction will look after the minor as well
as the major, however slight the abnormality.
It is one thing certain that a subluxated vertebra
affects the entire spinal structure if it affects an organ, or any part
of the body. This being true, we should then make a complete adjustment
of the spinal column at every operation, giving special attention to the
specific subluxated segment, and this method of correcting spinal subluxations
makes our work unmistakeable because it corrects what the eye can not observe,
or the hand of the palpator recognize.
The complete adjustment of the entire spinal anatomy
need not occupy more than a few moments time of the skillful Chiropractor,
and the results will be quicker and the labor less. The operator
will also find the patient more relaxed, strengthened and appreciative
by the service performed. You will also find this way of adjusting
doing away with the rest room idea. Why should a patient need to
rest up after an adjustment is given, any more than before? If the
patient does not lie down to rest before an adjustment, there is no reason
why he should lie down after, unless the adjustment has caused distress.
The rest room is an unnecessary encumbrance, except
in cases of fatigue after adjstment, and a severe adjustment usually brings
on a need for rest and recuperation, in which case the providing of a resting
couch might be called a kind and generous act.
If the Chiropractic Doctor will follow closely the instructions
and illustrations contained in this book, he will not have need for the rest
room and patient will smile without having a wall card, prompting him to keep