There really is no “malalignment” seen on your films. The chiropractic subluxation is really a restriction of motion of the vertebra found by motion palpation. The squiggles seen on the chiropractors chart are indications of this motion restriction.
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Thanks again as always.
The chiropractor had marked directly on the x-ray he took and said the spinous processes were “crooked” and thus needed “adjusted” back into place.
Your answer to my question has helped guide me in the right direction tho so