*INTENSE TAILBONE PAIN* Relief with Gonstead Technique

*INTENSE TAILBONE PAIN* Relief with Gonstead Technique


(upbeat easy guitar music) – When you feel the pain, where do you feel it right now? You feel it down here and into the legs, but can you show me now, because now I’m just looking at your back. – Right here. – It’s all the way down there. So right here, that’s painful? – I have pain here. – [Doctor] Okay. – Right here. – [Doctor] Both sides? Both sides? – Yeah. – [Doctor] Okay.
– And here and here. Right now, I can’t do. – [Doctor] Okay. Any pain? – Little. – [Doctor] A little bit?
– Yeah. – Where is the pain when you do that? – Here. – Got it. You see how, like, how asymmetrical it is? Her pants are going like this, too, right? – When she come sit down, (speaking with heavy accent) sit down, going down. (grunts) Wake up, again. When you go to the bed, you go to the bed like this. – Every day? – Now, getting more– – I feel more better now. – It’s like, pain, I don’t know. – When I sit, I sit
over here, or over here. – Okay. So you’re trying
to avoid your tailbone. – Yeah. You’re so tilted in your pelvis, and your tailbone is shifting
off to the outside, right? So when you sit onto it, you’re sitting actually at
an angle on your tailbone. Yeah, got something right there, too. You feel it? Right there. Yeah, okay. Another one a little lower right there. So I get there, that’s painful right? – Mm-hmm. This is your, where your joint is, okay, your tailbone, okay? This is where your coccyx, it’s called a coccyx, meets your sacrum. Basically if I poke this side pretty hard, that’s not too bad, right? But if I go a little bit here, that hurts, right? – Mm-hmm.
– Yeah. It means it sprains out
onto that side, okay? So that’s why when I push on this side, it doesn’t really hurt, but if I push on that
side, it hurts, right? So what we’re gonna do
is actually close that. I’m gonna actually address
your tailbone today. So is that painful right there? – Mm-hmm.
– Yeah. – You sometimes get headaches, right? Right here? – Okay, so what we’re gonna do is actually adjust your
atlas over here, okay? So this is your very top bone, okay. Because you said it comes down into your
arms sometimes, right? And it’s really hard for you
to raise your arms, right? And so this nerve goes into, you said it actually goes
into your fingers, too, right? – Yeah, mm-hmm. – Which fingers do you feel- – This one. – Okay, mostly this one? – Mm-hmm. – And it’s when you move
your neck this way, right? And then sometimes it hurts your nerves all the way to your finger right? – Yeah.
– Yeah. So that’s what I’m saying is, we’re gonna adjust up here, so most of the rotation in your neck actually happens from up here. So if I fix that, it can help a lot with what she’s feeling going to the arm. Just watch. Do you feel that every day, the finger? – Yes, every day. – Every day, okay. So you let me know, do you feel it right now? – I feel right now. – Okay. So let’s adjust up here, okay? So, you ready? Okay, sounds good. – [Man] I can hold her. (both laugh) I’ll be quick. So I’m gonna be adjusting
this top one, okay? So I’ll show you really quick because I’m gonna be
pushing that over, okay? Chin up a little bit while
I’m (speaking softly) (neck cracks)
Good. Not too bad, right? – No. (laughs) – Good. How often do you get the
headaches, really quick? – For one year, almost every day. – Every day for a year? Okay, yeah, that’s not good. So that is definitely
gonna help you with that. What we’re gonna do, okay, so it’s sprained out over here, okay? So that’s where the swelling is. So what we’re gonna do
is actually adjust it and close it, okay? Actually it’s really swollen here, so I’m gonna basically just
get some of the swelling out. Okay. Breathe in. Okay. Good. Just relax. (bench pops) Good. That adjusted nice. That better? – Mm-hmm. – How’s the tailbone feeling? – Yeah, it feels– – Yeah, bend down. – Yeah. – Ready for Zumba? (woman laughs) – So your tailbone’s right here, right? It’s curved over to this side. So what I did was put my finger there and actually just twisted that around to actually close it. Feel better?
– Uh-huh – Yeah. – Thank you. – Tailbones should not get adjusted every single time that you come in. Let me know how that does the next time when you do come in, okay? (easy band music)

**CRAZY LOUD** Back Crack (INSTANT RELIEF!)

**CRAZY LOUD** Back Crack (INSTANT RELIEF!)


What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.com. Today I’m going to show you how to unstick
yourself in your upper back. If you have this rounded posture or you just
feel stiff and you can’t really extend through that upper back, you’re likely not getting
enough thoracic extension. I talk all the time about how important and
critical that is to performing your big lifts. You can’t properly execute a row, or properly
execute a front squat, or even do an overhead press, or any other variation of a squat,
without having thoracic extension and the mobility needed through your thoracic spine
to do them the right way, or you’re going to compensate the hell out of them. But how we get here is a little interesting
because we were supposed to do a completely different topic until Jesse showed up to work
today, by the way, because – where were you yesterday? JESSE: I was playing golf. JEFF: Playing golf. On a workday. JESSE: You gave me the day off. JEFF: Okay, playing golf, and he comes in
today, says he feels stiff. JESSE: Yeah. I do. I can’t even get my – ah. I can’t even get back like that. JEFF: So- JESSE: It’s all tight, right up in here. JEFF: Since it’s such a common problem here,
I want to show you guys a way to fix it. There’s something I can do to him as a physical
therapist, but then something that you can do yourself when you don’t have somebody
like me to fix it yourself. It’s just going to take a couple of minutes. So, let’s take a look at the skeleton first
so you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing, and then I’ll show you how to do those
two things. To fix this issue, it does benefit you to
look beneath the surface to get a clear picture of what’s going on so you can attack it the
right way. There is a very specific way you want to do
this. If you look at it, the spine is setup into
three zones. We have the cervical spine of the neck, we
have the thoracic spine in this area here, and then we have the lumbar spine down the
low back. Interestingly, we’re trying to just focus
on the middle of that spine – the thoracic area – but it’s not the entire thoracic
area, as you’re going to see in a second. We have a couple of curves that happen naturally
in the spine. Up in the neck you have this curve that’s
curving inward. As we get to that upper/mid back we have a
natural convex curve happening here, and when we get back down toward the low back, we get
that natural lower downward curve in here where it curves right back in like it did
up at the neck. If you look at that, the entire thoracic spine
doesn’t curve like this. It starts to curve back in as the lumbar spine
does, if you look at a much higher level. You can see it’s starting to curve back in
over here. It’s starting to curve back in this direction. So, we don’t want to push anything into
extension, or regain extension when we already have good extension there. So, it helps us because there are some landmarks
that define exactly where you want to focus your efforts. That’s the top of your shoulders, which would
be the bottom of your cervical spine, and then the bottom of your shoulder blades. That’s going to get to the point where it
starts to go back into extension again. So, all of your efforts are focused here. So, when you use your foam roller like I’m
going to show you, you can feel the bottom of your shoulder blades, and you know where
the top of your shoulders are. The next thing you’re going to want to do
is try to expose this area because if you get your shoulder blades pinched too far back
together, they’re going to become more prominent. You can see it here form the side. They’re going to become more prominent so
even if you’re trying to push anything in this direction to try and impact the thoracic
spine here, you’re not going to be able to get to it. You want to get these shoulder blades out
of the way. And we’re going to do that. Finally, we don’t always get stuck forward
into flexion. We can actually get some rotation there as
well. Sometimes when you have that rotation, just
doing what I’m going to show you won’t necessarily get at it. So, you want to try to get the foam roller,
and we’re going to angle it this way, and angle it this way to try and get at any of
these imbalances with flexion and rotation together. But it’s really simple, guys. I’m going to do it first on Jesse, and more
importantly, I’ll show you how you can do it yourself with just a medicine ball and
foam roller and get rid of it every, single time. The very easy way to fix this if you have
access to a physical therapist or somebody that is skilled in doing this would be to
do this manual mobilization. Of course, on Jesse you can see he’s pretty
rounded through here, but what’s making it worse is that he’s got his arms up under his
head. So the first thing you want to do is take
them down to your sides. In here. Great. Now he’s opening this up and doing the second
thing we talked about, which was exposing this area a little more. Now I can work right on the thoracic spine. All I’m trying to do is get him to go into
extension. We can get extension by pushing down. We know to get – if it’s already rounded
this way, if I push down into that I can get extension. So, what I do is come up on top here. I’m going to have Jesse take a deep breath
in and as he breathes out, I’m going to push straight down. I’m not going to do it just yet. I’m going to push with the heels of my hands
in this V-shape here to try and mirror the direction of those transverse processes of
his vertebrae. I’m going to push down and in that way. Straight down and in. Down and in. Almost a little bit down and up. You ready? We’re going to see if we can hear the pop. Ready? JESSE: *exhales deeply* Oh. JEFF: Yes, we did. Then again. JESSE: *exhales deeply* JEFF: And down. Good. And then one more. Okay, nothing up there. How does it feel? Come on up. JESSE: Way better already. JEFF: See? Already extending better through here. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: So, the idea is that we can get that. More importantly, how the hell do you do this
yourself? I’m going to show you how to do it step by
step. Again, what we just did there was, we took
this area where we know we were getting too much rounding and I had those hands placed
in like this, driving up, down, and up. Just to try and create some extension as I
pressed down and forward. How could you do that if you don’t have
someone’s extra set of hands? It’s actually not that difficult if you have
a foam roller and a ball. What we do is, the ball has to be substantially
heavy enough. This is a 40lb med ball. If you don’t have a ball you could use something
else. You could even put a bag full of some clothes,
or even a bag full of sand. Something that’s going to provide some weight
that you can get your arms around. Ideally, a medicine ball with some weight
would be great. Now what you do is take the medicine ball
and position yourself over the foam roller. Remember, I have my landmarks. I know that the bottom of my shoulder blades
is right there, as low as I’m going to go, and up into my shoulder height would be as
high as I’m going to go. Anywhere in between is fair game. So, if I take the ball, put it over my chest,
right on my chest, and wrap my arms around it, again, so we can take our arms into protraction
and expose the thoracic spine, not having it blocked by the shoulder blades in the back
like we showed on the skeleton. Now what I do is balance my feet here and
I’m going to let the ball come back and over. Obviously, if I had this ball resting right
here on the foam roller, when I got to that point the weight would pull it back over the
top. What I want to do is get it to do the same
thing to me. So, I have the ball right on top of my chest
and then I’m going to let it start to roll this way. As soon as it rolls here, down, like that. You might have heard a little bit of a pop
in my mid-back. Now I reposition, maybe go a little bit lower,
to the bottom area of that zone. I have it on my chest, I let it start to roll
back and down. Good. Then come up a little bit higher. Arms wrapped around, let the ball start to
roll, and down. Just like that. Now you come up and you have a lot more thoracic
extensions. You should be free here. If I were to go do a front squat, getting
in that front rack position would be very easy. If I was going to do an overhead press, maintaining
a tall thoracic spine would be easy. If I was going to do a bent over row, getting
the chest out because the thoracic spine is extended would be easy. That’s what you need to do. Now, let’s pretend – as I mentioned with
Jesse – let’s say there’s a rotational component, too. You get here, but you still feel a little
bit stiff. All you have to do is twist the foam roller
you’re on, still keep your body aligned straight ahead. So, I would still do the same thing with the
ball here, and now I’m working more on one side at an oblique angle. So, I take the same thing, I come back, and
down. And I can work up and down. If that doesn’t get it, we can turn it the
other way and go the other way. I’m still straight here and same deal. Just play with the angle of the foam roller. But I’m going to tell you most of the time
you’re just going to have to keep it straight across and you’re going to notice an immediate
improvement. Guys, I hope you’ve found this video helpful. This is something anybody can do, and this
is a very common problem. Restrictions into thoracic extension are extremely
common. Especially for lifters. They not only create bad posture, but they
create major limitations when you try to perform the exercises you do in the gym properly. So, you want to make sure you’re addressing
this. This is an easy way to do that. If you’re looking for programs where we put
the science back in strength you can find them all over at ATHLEANX.com. In the meantime, if you’ve found this video
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*EXTREME* PAIN RELIEF after FIRST Chiropractic Adjustment

*EXTREME* PAIN RELIEF after FIRST Chiropractic Adjustment


You came all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina, so A little bit of a drive there Okay, and now what’s going on? What brings you in here today? Well, I’ve been having neck pain, lower back pain and the pain will go down my thighs More on the right side? Yes. Okay. Does it ever go down the left side? Sometimes. Okay, but primarily on the right What do you feel? Does it go all the way down passed the knee to the foot? No, it’s just stays like on the leg Okay, and so it’s lower back to down on to the thigh. Okay, and then also it was the neck as well, okay. Now the neck does that stay there does anything ever go down? No not really just kind of stays. It just kinda stays there. Okay. And so you’ve never been to a chiropractor before. Okay What have you done to try to help with the pain? I’ve tried to do stretches at times like in the mornings but it’s not a everyday thing Okay, alright, let me have you stand up. I just want to go through some ranges of motion. Any pain if you bend forward? No If you stand back? A little bit like on my lower back On the side It hurts a bit right here And if you rotate like this A bit Okay, and I’m gonna have you look all the way up to the ceiling any issues with that? No. Down to the floor? No. One ear toward one shoulder and then to the other side? A little tense. Okay, and then if you rotate Same right here A little of the same on both sides, okay Let me have you lay face down on the table. So I’m gonna start off we’re gonna scan the body. We’re gonna go from Cervical spine up top and then we’re gonna go all the way down check on the leg length and I’ll check the symmetry from the right side to the left side Let me know if anything is painful or tender to the touch. Yeah, that hurts. Yeah it’s a bit tender right there. Okay, so a little bit of all over? Yeah. So from the neck, middle back and lower back with that. Okay, so your right foot does pull short compared to the left. Right side of that hip is actually a little bit a little bit raised up there here on the right side So we’re gonna start using that massage device. I just want to relax everything for you. So you ready to get the adjustment for the first time here? Yeah. Good How’d that feel? It felt good. Okay. Take a deep breath in and exhale out. One more time with that deep breath in and out. Okay Okay, so next what I’m gonna have you do I want you to sit up on the table and then straddle the table. So bring one leg on either side. And I’ll have you bring one arm over one shoulder the other one up and over the other. So through here is what I want to focus on so keep your thighs to the table. I’m gonna rotate you this way. That was the big one. And I really wanted to focus there because that right side is raised up a little bit more than the left side there. Let me have you lay facedown again for me, please. So actually almost perfect already with bringing that together. But so let’s see so now mom do you notice this? More on the right side a little bit more raised up and it kind of like needles. Okay So we’re going to bring this up the table is going to pop up on this side. We’re getting a couple more okay? Okay. Good Okay. Now we’re gonna drop down to the sacrum here. So we’re going to stabilize on the sacrum. I want you to raise that right leg up as high as you can Any pain with that? A little bit Okay, the left side now How does that side feel compared the? It’s a lot harder. Left is a lot harder? Yeah. Okay, so I want you to cross the left foot over the right foot. And then we’re gonna bend this knee. Okay, raise that left leg up again. How’s that feel? Feels a little better. Okay, now what I want you to do I want you to lay on your side and face me this way, please. Just bend that top leg. I’m gonna bring it forward just like that. And then we’re gonna flip to the other side. Top leg up. And then lay flat on your back. Okay from here, I’m gonna do those leg pulls, just relax your legs. Come on up. Stand up for me. Okay, I’ll have you stand right here Come right in front of me. Yep, perfect. All right, so I want you to bring your arms up. If you bring your hands on top of mine and while leaning back I got you, squeeze your elbows together. Okay, let me have you take a seat right here facing that way. Your gonna bring one arm up and over bring the other one up and over. Deep breath in and exhale out. And relax And now we’re going to use the Y-Strap. Can you pull your hair through for me? Thank you. There we go Relax right there deep breath in and out for me. How did that feel? Let it out let it out. I’m sorry You’re good this is your time to relax and breathe. Just call oh good I know you’ve been living with a lot of pain Sometimes when I want to lay down from a hard day like I can’t lay down straight because of hard it is. I just I couldn’t get comfortable I’d have to like twist in order to make it comfortable, so my back wouldn’t hurt. And now you’re laying on your back right now. You probably wish you would have done this a long time ago. Don’t worry. Get comfortable we’re gonna use that massage device one more time. Let me have you stand up How do you feel? I feel great. So now what did you feel when we did that Y-Strap? Like how would you describe it to people? Um I really don’t know It felt really good though, it was just it’s crazy what that did because like I’ve had um I guess like my mom has tried to crack my back sometimes but it does not feel the same way. It’s very different This was your first time getting adjusted. How was it? I’d definitely get it again. Worth the drive from Charlotte? Yes. Okay, but yes you see how you feel now. This is how you need to feel all the time Because I you know, I know you’re young but still you had all that pressure on the nerves. And especially when we did that Y-Strap and it decompressed the spine, I mean everything just the pressure released Going from all the way on top to all the way on the bottom.

How personal injury attorneys and chiropractors work together

How personal injury attorneys and chiropractors work together


– So you were involved in an auto accident or other personal injury matter and you went to a chiropractor. Well, check out this video to learn how personal injury attorneys and
chiropractors work together. And also watch out for
an important point on watch you should do every time before you go see a chiropractor. (uplifting guitar music) Hi, this is Barry with
the Lawfull Channel. On this channel, you’re
going to find short videos on the legal topics that affect your life. If you haven’t subscribed
already, please do so. And if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to me. If I can’t help you, I’ll
find someone who can. Now, let’s get into the video. So, as a personal injury attorney, I found that the vast
majority of my clients, after auto accidents,
go to see chiropractors. As such, I’m here in
Northbrook, Illinois today with Dr. Gregg Gerstin of
the Align Wellness Center. And we want him to explain to us some of the common
injuries that people suffer after an auto accident. Gregg, can you help us out? – Yeah, Barry, definitely. And thank you for having
me on your channel. You know, we’ve worked
with car accident cases for over ten years and helping them to get
back to where they were before the accident. Some of the common things
that people have problems with wind up being headaches and neck pain. They wind up having difficulty with stress across their shoulders, sprains
and strains in their neck. They can have numbness and
tingling down their arms as well as in their lower
back and down their legs. Some of the really key
and important things in regards to these cases is to make sure that the right diagnostic tests have been done as well as the right diagnosis
have been come up with to attach to the injury the right names so that when they need
to be taken care of, and when they need to be corrected, the right care is provided
for the right period of time, as well as they can wind
up being taken care of by the work that you do. – So Doctor, tell us about some of the kind
of common treatments that you provide to clients
after auto accidents. – In our office, we take every
case as an individual person to figure out what’s gone on
and where they need to go. So, in our office, we use
things like massage therapy, physiotherapies like
electric stim and ice, as well as stretching and
neuromuscular re-education. We use a chiropractic
adjustment as one of the tools to help restore proper motion and take pressure off the nerve to get patients feeling better. And in our office, we specialize in a spinal remodeling process. If any of the normal spinal
curves have been lost, we can help them regain them. – So, one of the questions
people always ask me after an auto accident is how long should they treat for? That’s a question I really can’t answer. I always leave that to the
medical professionals to decide. The one thing that I can tell you is I always tell my clients focus on your health, not your case. In twelve months, if you’re
still having neck and head pain after an accident, all the money in the world
is not going to help you. So Doctor, how long do you
usually see people treat for after an accident like that? – You know, I wish I could
tell you exact time frame. And that’s a big challenge in health care. With motor vehicle crashes,
car accidents, and traumas, everyone’s different. How everyone comes to the crash, trauma, or accident is different. We take a individualized
approach to wind up figuring out where someone is, what’s gone
on, what damage has occurred to develop a plan to take them forward. They key is to work on finding
the causes of the problem, correcting them so that, one, they start to feel better and two, they start to work better and
get back to all the activities of their life that they may have lost. – So, one of the important things about getting you
compensated for your injuries after an auto accident is having the proper diagnosis. That involves things like ICD codes, but we’re not going to talk
about those things today. But I would like to ask Dr. Gerstin, what have you seen in
terms of diagnosis issues and getting your clients reimbursed for their medical expenses? – Well, one of the biggest
keys and important factors towards your supporting the
care that needs to be received is that you work with
someone who has experience in working with people who
have been in car crashes. Now, it’s important for
you to see your physicians and to work with your physicians, whether it’s your primary
or an orthopedist. But it’s also important
to work with someone who has expertise in managing crash cases. And now all primary care
physicians focus on it, thank goodness. We need a lot of them to really be focusing on lifestyle medicine, which they’re outstanding at, and managing your day to day health. This is a unique piece
of health care that, if not taken care of, can cause long term
problems and disability. – Now, in terms of seeing
a primary care physican, they’re still really
critical to the process. One thing that I’ve
heard over and over again from auto insurance companies
is that they like to see that the accident victim went to
their primary care physician before they sought alternative treatment. So I still suggest that people go to your primary care physician. And then after that, then
go to your chiropractor, or whatever kind of medical
care that you need, is. So, the last thing that
I want to talk about is something called gap in treatment. It’s something that insurance
companies capatalize all the time to try and deny your recovery for your medical bills and
your pain and suffering. How does gap in treatment work out in terms of your part of this area? – Well, what I’ve found in practice is that when someone has an injury, the sooner that we can
assess what’s going on and start to help them
on a road to recovery, the better and quicker
the recovery happens. So, we look for patients
to come as soon as they can to wind up getting check to determine what needs to be done. One of the great things about
working with a chiropractor like our office is that, in most cases,
we have availabilities within a day or two for someone
to get that process started. – Dr. Gregg, thank you very much for allowing us to film here today and joining us on our YouTube channel. – Thanks for having me. – If you’d like to check out
Dr. Gregg’s YouTube channel, I put a link to it in
the show notes below. Please subscribe to his
channel and ours as well. Okay, now it’s time for
your take on the law. Were you involved in an auto or other personal injury accident and saw a chiropractor? How’d it work out for you? Tell us about it in the
show comments below. Hey, thanks for checking out this video. If you like what you saw, please consider
subscribing to our channel. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me. If I can’t help you, I’ll
find someone who can. (uplifting piano music)

For Best Relief, Relax During A Chiropractic Adjustment

For Best Relief, Relax During A Chiropractic Adjustment


Hello! This is Robbie. And Robbie, Robert,
is a very, very, very, very special patient of mine ‘cause he’s my son, and he was
adjusted at about 30 seconds old. He had a rough birth. They had to forceps him out.
He didn’t want to come out. Plus, he was a big, big baby, but his neck was out. His
atlas was out. And, I remember checking it and it was like, oh my gosh. So, I adjusted
him right then and there. And, with babies it just slides over the upper part of the
cervical. Now, what was significant about that is I’ve studied it and in a lot of
readings I’ve done. In 1969, a guy named Gottfried Goodman, he’s an M.D., a manual
therapist. He adjusted spines. He found that…he did autopsies on SIDS babies…kids who…babies
who’ve died in the crib for no known reason, and he found…I think he did 1,100 of them,
and I think over 900 of them…over 900 of them had the atlas was out, subluxated. Well,
what’s significant about that? The atlas being out, the brain stem sits right there,
right where the atlas is and when the atlas is out, it puts pressure on the brain stem.
Well, all our respiratory centers are there. All the nerves in the body cross through that
region. So what happens is when the babies go to sleep, they’re laying down on their
stomachs they turn their heads…well, if their atlas is out and if they turn their
heads and increase the pressure on that brain stem, because that subluxation is there. They
haven’t been checked. Out they go, unfortunately. So, when I checked him, and I think the only
reason you’re alive is because of that adjustment. Now, Robbie knows what’s going on. He’s
been adjusted thousands of times in his life. It was fun adjusting him as a little tiny
guy and now as a big, big, big guy. There we go, Robbie. Good. I’ve been getting adjusted
for 19 years, my whole life basically. And, I just want to let something know for you
first timers, completely relax when you get adjusted, and because it makes it so much
easier on you and it will hurt a lot more if you tense up. Even though you will think
it will hurt less if you tense up, it’s going to hurt more because you’re constricting
your body, which is probably why you’re in a subluxated state. So, you just gotta
be relaxed and move with it so then every thing that the chiropractor do…does is…it
just sets your body right. It sets your body in like homeostasis if you want.