Smile. That’s a terrible smile, don’t smile.
It’s a good smile. Hi everybody, it’s Doctor Blake Kalkstein
from Adolph and Kalkstein Chiropractic, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles, and
your Baltimore area chiropractor. And today we’ve got Mark in our office. Mark’s here
for overall keeping his spine straight. He’s got some upper back tightness that we’re working
with. We’ve been doing a lot of functional movement exercises. In this office we’re functional
movement specialists, we’re also selective functional movement assessment, and we do
active release techniques. So with Mark we’ve been working on adjusting
and 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 on
Mark 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 improve
his tension in his upper back, he’s able to exercise at a higher level, he’s just starting
to get back into exercising so he’s not getting as injured as quickly as possible because
he’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 and
stability work on his spine and his shoulders. So we’re gonna look at his neck and figure
out where he needs to be adjusted in his neck. And he’s stuck right here. So come here, let
this shoulder loose Mark. Good. Right here. Great. We’re also gonna check Mark’s first
ribs. First ribs play a big part in shoulder pain, upper back pain, lower neck pain. So
we’re gonna get this right side over here. So Mark places his hand here, and then he’s
gonna turn his head to the opposite side. Great. He’s gonna reach around and grab my
opposite shoulder and hold on. Good, and let this loose Mark. Beautiful. And that just
moved really nice. So we’re gonna ask Mark to roll over on his
stomach and check his mid-back. Good. And I want him to relax his shoulders, relax his
neck, and we’re gonna find where in his mid-back we wanna adjust Mark today. And Mark’s tight
right 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 use
a unique technique to get this lower spot by the diaphragm and the ribcage. Take a breath
in Mark, and out. Lift your head up for me. And that was awesome, right Mark? That was
a good one. So we’re gonna come up and put Mark on his
side and adjust his low back next. Good, in you go on your side Mark. So after we adjust
Mark, Mark’s gonna go out into our physical therapy area, and he’s gonna do our corrective
exercises that we’ve prescribed for him today. So Mark gets his low back adjusted as well
because it helps it take pressure off his back and his hip and his knees, and it actually
helps his upper back move a little bit better now that his lower back is starting to do
better. 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 leg
loose. 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, and
we’ll catch you next time.