The next thing in my assessment of a patient
when they come in for an adjustment. I’ve already checked the low, I’ve checked the
midback, or the thoracic spine. The next thing that I do is I’ll go ahead and check the neck.
Now, there are a couple of different ways of adjusting the neck. There’s actually more
than a couple, but the most common ways. There’s 2 of the most common ways. One of them is
with the patient on their back like you see here, and then we’ll go through here. Again,
like I mentioned in the other videos, I’ll feel for heat. I’ll feel for any kind of changes
in the skin because when you have changes with the nervous system you notice things
like one spot. Part of the skin is a little bit sticky or dy or something like that. I’l
feel for that, I’ll feel for heat. I’ll feel for muscle spasms. Like in her case, I can
feel a muscle spasm right here kind of in a lower part of her neck on the right side.
I know that when you have that spasm, there’s most likely some sort of nerve interference
with that area. Like we talked about before, that just tells me that that’s a sign that
there’s a subluxation in that area. By feeling it, by moving it back and forth, I can feel
the way that the bones are moving and I can feel with my hands right here that it just
doesn’t want to turn this way. It doesn’t want to rock to the side. Then I can also
rotate it and feel that it doesn’t want to turn that way to the left. Basically, it’s
not wanting to go this way and not wanting to turn that way. What I’ll do is I’ll put
my finger right on that spot, right on that bone that’s not wanting to move right, bring
it all the way here to the side. These ones usually make noise, but the also don’t hurt.
Usually don’t hurt. We’ll just go right here. I’ll give it a quick little bump and it makes
a lot of noise. Again, the noise like I said before, doesn’t necessarily mean that the
adjustment took place. In this case, I felt the movement, she felt the movement. We know
that the bone moved. Now, very important, this is very, very, very important that no
one tries this if they’re not trained as a chiropractor because as anyone knows, the
neck is pretty delicate. The whole spine itself is delicate. Any kind of damage that’s done
to the spine can be deadly. Okay. It is a very trained thing. We go through 3 years
of intense training to learn how to make these specific adjustments.