Dr. Troy demonstrates a chiropractic neck adjustment after performing a routine range of motion check.
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We’re going to check here today for a range of motion.
People come in from a collision or different events that they have been through and they have lost range of motion in their spine. I want to show you a quick way to test and see if there is a restricted range of motion, correlate that with palpation, analysis and then an adjustment.
Let’s take a look at Lisa here and see what is going on. We turn to the right, there’s restriction, we go to the left and it is moving way better to the left. We then have her look straight ahead and tip to the right, she will feel the restriction. Going to the left to compare, she moves much better that way.
We know her lower cervical, C4, C5, C6 is not moving properly, I can feel the tension in the joint capsule. This could affect her shoulder all the way down into her hands. We found a lot of people who work at a desk with their forward head posture, they are going to irritate the nerves in the front. That is going to cause shoulder problems.
A lot of people think it is rotator cuff problem when in fact it is coming from the lower neck. What we are going to do is adjust this. We set this in motion, then we’re gonna get C4 on this side and set that in movement. I can totally feel the difference.
We just do an easy range of motion test to determine the functionality of the spine. Wherever there are restrictions in motion we make an adjustment. It feels good, it’s gentle, it safe, and the patients tend to feel better. That is what we are after.
This is Dr. Troy, the Vancouver chiropractor.