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Treatment Back Neck Pain

Hi, my name is Troy Giles. I’m a of Chiropractic and today for my friend Janean, I can’t remember what state your in, but we’remaking this one for you and for anybody else that has issues in their neck. How to takecare of your neck, I get people from all around the country calling, around the world, sayingwhat, you know, do I see a chiropractor, what do I do? What can I do at home? What I’m finding,what we find in chiropractic is anterior weight bearing. It means the your head is forward.Let me step over hear. Your head, many times if you look at the shoulder, the ear, centerof ear should be through the center of the shoulder. But most people, because of whatwe do all day, here I am over on the computer

and my head’s forward. I’m looking down. You’llnotice I’ve even created a podium down here. There’s a podium that hold up this work stationso that my screen is here in front. But you know what? It’s still not high enough. Becausewhat I want this, I want this, this screen so that my eyes are level at one third ofthe screen, the lower third. That’s where I want my eyes to be seen. So in reality thisshould be up higher, for sure this screen. But we have anterior weight bearing. Our headsare forward all the time because we’re on the computer or reading books, or students,or whatever. I like to show this to my patients. I have this ball and it’s a five pound sandball. Normally if the ball is right over the

top of the shoulder, or top of the arm, it’seasy to hold. But if I move my shoulder, or my arm forward by 3 or 4 cm, all of a suddenI can start to feel pressure down here in my arm, which would represent the low backof a patient. Up here would represent the neck of a patient. So if you’re carrying yourhead, that’s weighted, forward of the shoulder, the ear should be over the center of the shoulder.If my head is forward, we call that anterior weight bearing. Just watch, go to the malland watch people. You’ll see that their heads generally are forward. So what happens isif your head is forward, you look down at the ground. Well most people don’t want tolook down at the ground, the do this. So you

see what happens, the neck is forward, nowthe head shifts back and it compresses right back here at the back. Now I’m going to showyou an xray here. This xray, if you notice, this is the second cervical vertebrae, righthere. Here’s 2,3,4,5,6,7. So this vertebrae right here should be over the top of C7, soit should be back here. But what’s happening is her head’s forward and you’ll notice righthere there’s a bone spur. That’s because her body’s trying to buffer, it’s trying to supportthat head from being so far forward. So we want to try to do is to get this patientshead backward. We do that by laying them on their back and we put in a wedge right here,or a rolledup towel that’s going to be on

the shoulder blade that’s going to allow,over time, her head to stretch back over. So what I do is I sell these wedges. Theseare twenty bucks here at the office, or you can get a rolledup towel. When I roll a towelup, they’re just like this. They’re, you know, just a regular towel, I sit this on the edgeof their bed. So now their head can hang way off. Now when I’m talking about getting backso that it’s on the back, I don’t want your neck to be on the towel. That’s not doingit. I want it to stretch way back. Because what’s happening is those ligaments, we wantthem to have what’s called ligamentous creep, where the ligaments start to creep like this.It’s going to allow the front ligaments to

loosen and get my head back. So where I wantthe towel is back on my shoulders so that my head can go way back, even further. BecauseI want my head to hang and over time, over ten minutes, twice a day, my ligaments hereare going to stretch. It’s going to allow my head to come back. So this is doing thefirst thing, which is to increase this cervical curve. Right now it’s way forward and we wantit to come back so these ligaments are going to stretch. Ligamentous creep is going toallow these to stretch and open, elongate, so that my head can come backwards. See that?So does that make sense? That is so big, if you can get this, if you can understand thisconcept, I’ve just saved you a ton of time

Towson Chiropractor Reveals Back and Neck Pain Relief Treatment Blake Kalkstein

Smile. That’s a terrible smile, don’t smile.It’s a good smile. Hi everybody, it’s Blake Kalksteinfrom Adolph and Kalkstein Chiropractic, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles, andyour Baltimore area chiropractor. And today we’ve got Mark in our office. Mark’s herefor overall keeping his spine straight. He’s got some upper back tightness that we’re workingwith. We’ve been doing a lot of functional movement exercises. In this office we’re functionalmovement specialists, we’re also selective functional movement assessment, and we doactive release techniques. So with Mark we’ve been working on adjustingand strengthening his core, and his hips,

and his back, and his neck, and his shoulders.So this portion of the treatment is we’re gonna go over the adjustments that we do onMark on how we treat Mark for his upper back pain.So Mark, let’s start on your back, okay? So let me get a pillow for you.So Mark gets adjusted from his head to his toe, and he really finds that it helps improvehis tension in his upper back, he’s able to exercise at a higher level, he’s just startingto get back into exercising so he’s not getting as injured as quickly as possible becausehe’s been getting adjusted. We’ve created a really strong foundation with his exercises,doing corrective exercises here, doing some

planks, some pushups, a lot of control andstability work on his spine and his shoulders. So we’re gonna look at his neck and figureout where he needs to be adjusted in his neck. And he’s stuck right here. So come here, letthis shoulder loose Mark. Good. Right here. Great. We’re also gonna check Mark’s firstribs. First ribs play a big part in shoulder pain, upper back pain, lower neck pain. Sowe’re gonna get this right side over here. So Mark places his hand here, and then he’sgonna turn his head to the opposite side. Great. He’s gonna reach around and grab myopposite shoulder and hold on. Good, and let this loose Mark. Beautiful. And that justmoved really nice.

So we’re gonna ask Mark to roll over on hisstomach and check his midback. Good. And I want him to relax his shoulders, relax hisneck, and we’re gonna find where in his midback we wanna adjust Mark today. And Mark’s tightright here and he’s tight up here too. So take a breath in for me Mark, and out. Good,let that go. Good. Let this go. Good, good. Now Mark has a tight spot here, so we usea unique technique to get this lower spot by the diaphragm and the ribcage. Take a breathin Mark, and out. Lift your head up for me. And that was awesome, right Mark? That wasa good one. So we’re gonna come up and put Mark on hisside and adjust his low back next. Good, in

you go on your side Mark. So after we adjustMark, Mark’s gonna go out into our physical therapy area, and he’s gonna do our correctiveexercises that we’ve prescribed for him today. So Mark gets his low back adjusted as wellbecause it helps it take pressure off his back and his hip and his knees, and it actuallyhelps his upper back move a little bit better now that his lower back is starting to dobetter. Come this down like this, let this go. Good. Other side.And this adjustment works really well with back pain, sciatica, disk bulges, herniations,degenerative disk disease, stenosis. So we bring him over like this and let this drop.Good. On your back. And we’re gonna adjust

Mark’s hips as well. He’s gonna let his legloose. Beautiful. And this leg loose. Great. Bring him up.Mark how does that feel? Very good.Yeah, so that’s a really easy, simple adjustment from his neck all the way down to his hips.We did his shoulders and his low back as well. Alright everybody, thanks for watching, andwe’ll catch you next time.

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