The Buxton Technological Course
in Painless Chiropractic
A. G. A. Buxton, D.C.
CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE I HAVE OBSERVED
The additional illustrations,
herein contained, are of chiropractic
technique I have observed
and used and which, in
some instances, have proven
to be quite beneficial. They
are passed on to you for
what they are worth.
THE STANDING POSITION OPENING UP[ THE SEGMENTS OF UPPER DORSALS
ILLUSTRATION No. 29
Showing patient standing while the middle dorsal
vertebrae are being adjusted.
The sternum of the adjuster is placed firmly against
the dorsal vertebrae; the operator's arms and hands are placed as in illustration
No. 29, with body erect. The adjuster makes a slight pull or jerk
with his body backward and with his hands a slight pressure downward upon
the patient's neck. This move opens up the vertebrae and is very
beneficial in emergency cases.
THE SITTING POSITION ADJUSTING THE LUMBARS
ILLUSTRATION No. 30
Showing sitting position of patient while the lumbar
vertebrae are being adjusted. Use Contact No. 1 in giving this adjustment.
Carefully observe Contact numbers illustrated on pages 48 and 49.
ADJUSTING THE ATLAS
ILLUSTRATION No. 31
Showing Contacts Nos. 4 and 6 while adjusting the
Atlas with patient lying face downward
Place Contact No. 4 as close up to the occiput as
possible. Hold Contact firmly and with Contact No. 6 at patient's
chin give the head a quick twisting jerk.
This is a very excellent and quite positive
ADJUSTING THE FIRST DORSAL VERTEBRA
ILLUSTRATION No. 32
Showing Contacts Nos. 4 and 6 in adjusting the first
The thumb or Contact No. 4 is placed against the
spinus process on the lamina of the first dorsal vertebra.
ADJUSTING THE EXTREME UPPER DORSAL VERTEBRAE
ILLUSTRATION No. 33
Showing Contacts Nos. 3 and 6
The thrust is given toward the inferior on the spinus
process of the dorsal vertebra.
The adjuster will find Contacts Nos. 1 and 6, illustrated
on page 62, to be the more certain and better method in adjusting the first,
second and third dorsal vertebrae.
ADJUSTING UPPER DORSALS
ILLUSTRATION NO. 34
Showing Contact No. 1 in adjusting the first dorsal
A better method is taught in illustration No. 11 on page
60 in adjusting the extreme upper dorsal vertebrae, and is the Contact
used in teaching The Buxton Technological Course.
ADJUSTING UPPER DORSAL REGION
ILLUSTRATION NO. 35
Use Contact No. 1 upon shoulder of patient to give
the thrust and Contact No. 6 at patient's knee as anchor hand. This
is a rotating method of adjusting the dorsal vertebrae and is quite beneficial.
ADJUSTING THE LUMBAR VERTEBRAE
ILLUSTRATION NO. 36
Adjusting the ilium, sacrum and lumbar vertebrae
Raise patient's leg and place knee against operator's
knee. The adjuster's hand anchored against the shoulder of the patient
with the other hand upon the crest of the ilium to adjust the ilium
and upon the sacrum to adjust the sacrum and upon the transverse processes
of the lumbar vertebrae to adjust them. This is quite a sure way
to adjust the fifth lumbar and is an excellent move.
ADJUSTING THE SACRUM AND LOWER LUMBAR VERTEBRAE
ILLUSTRATION NO. 37
Raise the patient's leg and give the thrust with Contact
No. 1 upon the spinus process. The same Contact is used to adjust the
sacrum by this method.