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A fail-safe mechanism


Let us visualise two examples of fail-safe mechanisms.

(1) Excessive power surges through external power lines leading to a building where a fuse breaks the connection to the contents of the building, keeping them safe from harm.

(2) Imagine exposing a vertebrate’s body to an excessive physical, emotional, and/or chemical stressor.  In response, muscles tighten causing the joints, whose motion they influence, to seize or lock. The area closely surrounding the joint becomes tender to touch. The joint’s pain-free range of motion may become increasingly limited. Structural interference to adjacent nerves may change the function of the end organ supplied by that nerve.

Those signs and subsequent symptoms serve as a guide for a person to specifically mobilise and adjust the misaligned, fixated joint/s to assist the body to restore normal joint motion and nerve function. The fail-safe mechanism was performed, as intended.

Intriguingly, since the dawn of vertebrates, we in common could have had that fail-safe mechanism. We vertebrates could have triggered it and incurred nerve-related symptoms.

Few among humanity’s entire past and present population comprehend this fail-safe mechanism. Among today’s global population, extremely few would have had someone specifically adjust the misaligned, fixated joint/s to assist the body to restore normal joint motion and nerve function.

Ignorance of the fail-safe mechanism and an absence of people with the competence to locate and restore the fail-safe mechanism to ‘normal’ has left and continues to leave many people with long-term subluxation-related symptoms.

Chiropractors discuss thousands of instances in which patients exposed their bodies to excessive physical and/or chemical and/or emotional stressors, triggering their fail-safe mechanism with its subsequent symptoms.

Overloaded spinal joints are a common occurrence. These fail-safe mechanisms may shift joints out of their normal position; they lose joint function and interfere with nerve transmission.  A chiropractor’s signature role is to locate and restore these triggered fail-safe mechanisms, called subluxations to ‘normal’ function.

Coincidental to the restoration of their fail-safe mechanism to ‘normal’, it is usual for those symptoms to abate. That seems to validate the relationship between their fail-safe mechanism and those symptoms.

Of a population of twenty-six million humans, about half of healthcare consumers shop where a medical monopoly precludes direct access to chiropractors, in Australia’s public health marketplace.  Chiropractic patients share a responsibility to tell others about this fascinating subluxation-related fail-safe mechanism.

Michael McKibbin DC


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