dragging the bones, meninges and cord out of place. Different patterns cause the meninges to put the force on different places in the body and pull on different areas of the spinal cord or brain stem. That results in different symptoms.
That the meninges, cord-brain stem and skull work as a system and that the mechanical stress on any part of that system is transferred by the elastic tissue to every other part of the system are important data to note together. Because the entire spinal column, skull, cord and meninges work together as a single unit you cannot consider that a person has a neck, a back and a lower back separately. People do it, and doctors do it but that is the reason they cannot correct so many conditions of the body.
A for instance is two people who both have misalignments of the lower back and both have disc protrusions in the lower back proven on MRI (these are actual findings on two different patients). One has pain in the lower back and leg and one has arm pain and no pain in the lower back. The reason for that is the one with the back pain also has vertebrae in the neck misaligned which are pulling on the meninges and cord all the way down to the lower back. That stretches the nerves over the disc in the lower back and causes pain there and into the leg (where the nerve goes).
The guy with the arm pain also has the disc and low back misalignments but does not have neck misalignments where the first guy does. He has neck and upper back misalignments that cause pull on the meninges and cord so that the nerves in the neck going to the arm are stretched and the cord and the meninges in the lower back do not go over the protruding disc. The second guy therefore has pain in the arm and not the lower back.
That doctors and others consider people to have a neck and back separately is a very large mistake. As you can see in the diagram of the spinal column-meningeal system it is all one thing.
If the spinal bones are misaligned there is constant stretching of the cord and meninges as a compensation for the inability of the body to hold itself upright when a vertebra goes out of its proper position. The stretching of the meninges causes even more pull on the spinal column and skull – the more you stretch a rubber band, the more it pulls toward its center, right?
When the meninges and cord are in a constant pull it causes other problems but it also helps hold and keep the body upright. for this reason people get locked into a mechanical stress pattern that their body keeps resetting and leads to chronic pains and syndromes.
This can also be demonstrated by your Advanced BioStructural Correction™ doctor. If you have been treated you have probably already noticed the improvement in your body’s ability to stay upright without you having to work at it. If not ask your ABC™ doctor to demonstrate this point.
That brings up another question: IF A BONE GOES OUT OF POSITION, WHY DOESN'T THE BODY JUST PULL IT BACK INTO POSITION?
The reason is you cannot. This answer is much too simple for most people and it confuses them because they had been taught that the body can do anything. The body cannot do anything and everything. If it could there would be no disease or doctors and people would live forever.
The next question is: Why can the body not just pull a misaligned bone back into position?
The answer is that you do not have muscles that can pull in every direction. Some bones go out of position in directions that you have no muscle with which you can pull them back into alignment.
When that happens you must twist and bend your body so there is no pressure pushing that bone further out of alignment in that direction.
Many doctors will tell you there are ligaments and muscles that prevent the bones from misaligning in way that bodies cannot self-correct but this is obviously not true -- because it does happen. Which directions do spinal bones move that you cannot correct? Forward.
By the way, this is another one of these points are obvious things that no one seems to have outlined as SENIOR DATA but it is very SENIOR DATA.
Though many think the body is a totally self-correcting thing it is not.
The human body can "adapt" to almost anything. However, look at what adapting is. Adapting is making up for, or compensating for, something still present. In this case the something still present are misaligned bones.
Why? Because the bone is out of position in a direction that your body cannot self-correct by pulling on the bone. Remember, muscles can only pull. They cannot push. If there is no muscle pulling in the direction you need to pull to reposition the bone you cannot do it.
It is too simple for many people to believe but it is true and it is THE piece of data that is the key to correcting bodies. All the other bones twisting out of position in directions the body has muscles that can pull to realign are left where they are because the body needs them there to compensate for the ones it cannot realign on its own.