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Differentiating L5 and Base Posterior Subluxations – A Case Study

A 61yo male presented in 2001 with chronic lower back pain following lifting injuries while cane farming 30 years prior. Examination revealed a primary L5 subluxation and lumbosacral disc degeneration which responded to specific L5 Gonstead Chiropractic adjustments. The patient presented again in 2015 as a 75yo with low back and bilateral referred leg pain. A re-examination established a base posterior subluxation that required a specific Gonstead sacrum adjustment to alleviate the low back and leg pain. Differentiating between an L5 and Base Posterior (BP) Sacrum subluxation and their correction are discussed.


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