Many people only visit a chiropractor when they have back pain. However, pain is the last thing to appear and the first thing to go away. There are many therapies to alleviate back pain besides chiropractic. Many of these therapies in the field of manual medicine can be fairly effective. To truly correct the problem and not just alleviate the pain temporarily, one must remove the subluxation in the atlanto-axial-occipital region as discovered by B.J. Palmer. Only when the subluxation is removed will the back pain be truly corrected.