Dislocation/ subluxation - master list?

I need your help!

I had this idea recently of making a master list for dislocations and subluxations, and how to fix them.

I’ve found that my joints don’t always pop back, and whatever I try doesn’t help. This leads me to look around the web for idea on how to fix it. It’s not always I find something useful.

This list is meant as a help to anyone who wants to learn how to fix subluxations and dislocations. Which would be an ideal help for people with EDS and overall lose joints and hypermoblity.

How this works is that if you have a tip on how put back a specific joint, you can either answer this post, or write me a message, and I’ll add it to a list on this post.

Middle finger knuckle: press on it bad wiggle it until it goes back into place

Fingers: Use a firm but not jerking motion sideways using your thumb and index finger, then tap above, below and on the joint with your middle finger in a way that reminds of someone tapping ash from a cigarette.

Wrists: Hold around it with you thumb and middle finger, then press and slot your middle finger into the opened gap between your wrist and bottom of the thumb joint in your hand. The you can I either “unlatch” it back into place or, using your thumb as a brace on the other side and your other fingers to hold below the rest of my wrist, squeeze with your palm while tapping your middle finger in a similar way to the finger.

Big thanks to:


I subluxed my jaw from uncontrollably gagging while cleaning up fresh cat throw up because I have the worst gag reflux in history. It really hurts and I have no idea how to put it back and it’s the one where my jaw meets my cheekbone because apparently that’s a thing, and it’s red and swollen and painful to the touch and biting hurts and I don’t like this day at all.


The first thing that comes to mind when the word chiropractic is mentioned is a hunched little old man going in the relieve his back pain. Would you believe me that the best thing you could do for your body is start going to the chiropractor at the youngest age possible? It’s true! Look at the picture above. The curves in the before spine are called subluxations. A subluxation is the misalignment of your spine or neck. Because the spine is bent, the nerves that connect from the spine to the organs are being pinched. When a nerve is pinched, you lose functionality in your body. Chiropractors are trained to remove those subluxations. Removing misalignments of a young person is ideal, since the spine has has not hardened or begun to grow arthritis. The adjustment process is much quicker and the product is a perfect spine!

Just because going to the chiropractor at a young age is ideal does not mean you should not go if you are older. Although the process may take some time, or your spine can never be completely perfect because of hardening or arthritis, you will still come out much healthier than before - and you’ll feel better, too. But that isn’t true for everyone. Many will still end up with a perfect spine! A good example is my own father. We began going together at the beginning of this year. In his x-ray, growth of arthritis showed in his neck. Obviously that cannot be removed by chiropractic, but since then we have been going three times a week and his neck has slowly curved back into shape. it is so blatant that his energy has increased significantly. You can tell just by looking at him that he is much healthier than he was at the beginning of 2013!

The art of chiropractic is amazing. You don’t rely on medications or surgery to heal your body. Chiropractors remove interference and your body heals itself! That’s the miracle of life.

A healthy spine is a healthy body!


1. I keep getting really really frequent tics in my neck where the subluxed vertebrae is and at the top of the c-spine and that cant be good help?
(muscle relaxers don’t work i’m not sure if it’s a muscle thing, but i feel like it’s more neurological. idk. help.)

2. is there anything you can actually do for gastroparesis other than enzymes and such? cause i’m eating like one meal a day throughout the whole day right now and that can’t be good, but i’m never hungry and i just bloat to pregnant whale size if i try to eat more.


Are you carrying too much weight on your shoulders?

According to Kapandji (Physiology of the Joints, Volume III), for every inch your head moves forwards, it gains 10 pounds in weight, as far as the muscles in your upper back and neck are concerned, because they have to work that much harder to keep the head (chin) from dropping onto your chest.   This also forces the suboccipital muscles (they raise the chin) to remain in constant contraction, putting pressure on the 3 Suboccipital nerves.   This nerve compression may cause headaches at the base of the skull. Pressure on the suboccipital nerves can also mimic sinus (frontal) headaches.

Rene Cailliet M.D., famous medical author and former director of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Southern California states:

Head in forward posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. This can pull the entire spine out of alignment. Forward head posture (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity. These breath-related effects are primarily due to the loss of the cervical lordosis, which blocks the action of the hyoid muscles, especially the inferior hyoid responsible for helping lift the first rib during inhalation.”

Persistent forward head posture (a.k.a “hyperkyphotic posture”) puts compressive loads upon the upper thoracic vertebra, and is also associated with the development of Upper Thoracic Hump, which can devolve into Dowager Hump when the vertebra develop compression fractures (anterior wedging).   A recent study found this hyperkyphotic posture was associated with a 1.44 greater rate of mortality.

It’s not uncommon to observe 2” of anterior head placement in new patients.   Would you be surprised that your neck and shoulders hurt if you had a 20-pound watermelon hanging around your neck?   That’s what forward head posture can do to you.   Left uncorrected, FHP will continue to decline.   Chiropractic can be very corrective, especially in the hands of a chiropractic rehabilitationist.   Our specialty is in reversing the joint fixations (what we refer to as “subluxations”) and in re-invigorating the muscles that normally retract the head.