Correct me if I'm wrong, but this chiropractic patient's 4 disk bulges/herniations don't seem to bother him as much as the tension in his muscles and tendons that are creating his posture and pain problems. You'll notice that the standard leg raise test doesn't seem to make him hurt: Seems to me is that he has internalized a bunch of tension in his muscles due to TMS. Now, the chiropractic adjustments return his posture to a more normal configuration. The laying on of hands, the warm, joking bedside manner and the air of confidence on the part of the chiropractor himself must elicit the placebo response on the part of the patient. What I don't see here is a follow up to show if the patient returns to his old painful posture a few days after these adjustments. Tennis Tom may have it right when he asserts that a good massage would do just as much as acupuncture or chiropractic sessions. IMHO, the patient is suffering from stress induced TMS symptoms. See what you think! Wonder what percentage of people who sleep on their sides DON'T have LBP? Is sleeping on your side a blanket catch all that chiros blame their patients' pain on?