Diagnosis and Adjustment of the Positive Derifield

By: Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Positive Derifield (+D) analysis is derived from observing the Leg Length Inequality (LLI) (Fig. 1), in that the short leg in extension comes even or crosses over to become longer when placed into flexion (Fig. 2). A +D indicates that the rotation of the ilium occurs at the acetabulum, therefore 

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Correcting the Anterior Thoracic and a “View on Pain”

By: Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Keeping the record straight: The anterior thoracic is the loss of curvature in the dorsal region which gives the appearance that the vertebrae have moved anterior-ward, which in turn gives the appearance of flattening of the kyphotic curvature of the Dorsal vertebrae (Fig. 1). Therefore the name, ‘Anterior Thoracic.’ Analysis 

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Adjusting the Overcompensated (Rotated) Cervical Syndrome

By: Kevin Wapelhorst, DC and Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC [ed.] The “Overcompensated Cervical Syndrome” or “Rotated Cervical Syndrome” is a condition that is not all that common in our patient population, and to the average doctor it is a challenge to manage. The Thompson Technique, however, provides the doctor of Chiropractic a procedure to manage 

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