Traumatic back pain

The most frequent blockages found in the reading grid in cases of LOW BACK PAIN AND SCIATALGIA OF TRAUMATIC ORIGIN i.e., occurring as a result of a shock, fall, false movement, are:

  • The traumatic centre of the ankle: blockages (restriction of mobility) of the vertebrae, pelvis and lower limb articulations are corrected from that centre (picture 1). Several areas in the centre are usually affected because different muscles and ligaments are involved. The T4-T5 mechanical centre indicates the side of the blockage and allows to verify the efficiency of the corrections made.
Picture 1
  • the energy movement of the sacrum: the blockage of the sacrum in craniosacral flexion/extension is corrected through UB 31 to UB 35 points (see chapter XIII, paragraph B).
  • the master points of the Extraordinary Channels: the GB 41 point.
  • the circulation blockages in the 12 channels: the GB channel (the blockage is located near the root of the lower limb).
  • the tendino-muscular channels: the GB and UB channels (see chapter XXV: the tendino- muscular channels).

In case of whiplash:

  • the blockage of C0 (occiput) – C1 articulation and other vertebrae is corrected from the traumatic centre of the ankle (picture 2)
  • the blockage of the occiput in cranial flexion/extension is corrected through the Window of the Sky points (see chapter XVII)
Picture 2

As for shoulder trauma:

  • corrections are made from the traumatic centre of the ankle and on the lateral side of the upper limb. The T4-T5 mechanical centre does not include the upper limb blockages.
  • the master points of the Extraordinary Channels: the TW 5 and GB 41points.
  • the circulation blockages in the 12 channels: the LI channel.
  • the tendino-muscular channels: the LI channel (pictures 3 and 4).
  • the treatment of tendonitis caused by mechanical over-solicitation is described in chapter XV, paragraph B (correction from the GB 34 point).
Picture 3
Picture 4


  • we do not use the osteopathic motion tests. This could be done to verify the mobility of joints after correction.
  • no spinal manipulation is necessary
  • palpation of body tissues and corrections can be easily made through a light piece of clothing.
  • we recall that the therapist corrects what he/she finds, what the body shows him/her through the reading grid.