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Consequences of a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT® for the erection and keeping upright of the spine

Differences in the length of the legs due to subluxations of leg joints and a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT® produce with increasing intensity and age of the patient and his damage a continuous worsening tension in the muscles of the buttocks, which spreads out in the course of time over the whole pelvic muscles. From the pelvis this pathological tension spreads out into the whole body.

Nearly all people complain, when growing older, about increasing tension in the back, which gets worse in the course of time. When you ask your doctor, he refers, after having diagnosed during his examinations regularly a crooked spine (scolioses, round back, hollow back), either to your age or he recommends a back training to fortify the back muscles, because he - being d´accord with the classical medicine - is convinced, that your back muscles are too weak to keep your spine upright.

This worldwide accepted doctrine, that only strong back- and abdominal muscles keeps people upright and the spine straight, is wrong.

One nearly cannot believe that an obviously rational discipline like the classical medicine, which is said to be natural-scientific, can claim such a physical-anatomic nonsense.

Erection and keeping upright not only differ linguistically, but also physically. The back muscles are a structure, being responsible for erection. The fibres of the muscles run from below to above, i.e. vertically - while the muscles are fixed to the spine - and only can develop one force, this is a tractive power. Due to a tractive work, which is directed from below to above, it is possible for man, to straighten up from the four-footed into the two-footed gait.

The classical medicine now assures that the back muscles are responsible for the keeping upright and straightening of the spine. This doctrine is the decisive cardinal mistake. Muscles, tendons and ligaments principally are elastic structures, because they have to change permanently their length within the scope of motion. However it is actually physically impossible to achieve a static stability by means of an elastic system. Therefore the statement that the back muscles keep people upright, is untenable.

The human holding apparatus is responsible for the erection. This is the spine. The physical force, which effects the erection, is a diversion of power from above to below. Both vectoral opposite directed forces, the upwards directed tractive work and the downwards directed pressure deviation make it possible for man to stay upright.

Now, what happens, when the back muscles due to the centrifugally from the pelvis spreading tension still tense up more? A tensed up muscle principally is a shortened muscle. The back muscles are fixed to the spine. Do they tense up, they immediately pull at the bony spine. This is the reason, why several things happen at the same time:

Scoliosis and round back, but also the hollow back are an exclusive and direct consequence of differences in the length of the legs due to subluxations of the joints of the legs and a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT®.

Each other explanation for these phenomena is principally and basically wrong.

The muscular weakness of the back muscles - this is also valid for other muscles in the human body - results from a tenseness and not from a lack of training.

In the contrary, when you consider the just made statements, which can be confirmed by any structural engineer, you inevitably must come to the conclusion, that with a training of the back muscles you achieve just the contrary of what you actually wanted. When you increase the muscular mass - each muscle grows bigger when it is used more - and there exist differences in the length of the legs and a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT®, the tension of the back muscles increases, what again leads to a higher tensible work, but also the compressive load increases, which leads to a worsening of scolioses, round back and hollow back and its connected ailments.

More muscles = more tension = more crooked spines.

The same reflections also are principally valid for the training of the abdominal muscles. The big front abdominal muscle, the musculus rectus, runs from below to above via the middle of the belly. It produces a traction power, which hinders the inner organs to move forward too much. When the traction power is too high, because the abdominal muscles tense up due to subluxations of hip-, Iliosacral joints and pubic bone and/or training of the abdominal muscles, the upper body is pulled for- and downwards, which worsens again roundback and scolioses of the spine.

Please inform yourself about the formgiving factors of a scoliosis of the lumbar-, thoracal- and cervical spine in the following chapters.