Sciatica and low back pain treated with Applied Kinesiology
My name is Stefania Cardinale, I'm 33 years old. In the year 2000, I was in a motorcycle accident. I was on the back seat and a car sideswiped us. The right side of my body was hit, especially my leg. In recent years, I've been suffering from various types ofpain, mainly on the right side of my body. Nowadays, I can't stand for very long, nor can I wear highheeled shoes. This provokes pain in my back and leg. The pain is constant. It's generally mild but it is always there.
My right leg is very weak. There is pain over one spot in particular right on my spinal column. It feels like a constant bruise, even though I've never had a direct blow to this area. I've been on birth control pills since 18 years old. I have other symptoms like abdominal bloating and indigestion. I am frequently thirsty, so I drink a lot of water. The following are the highlights of the first examination and treatment of Stefania by Robert Morrison. The entire visit of approximately 45 minutes has been edited for the viewer. There's a saying that quot;The body never liesquot;.
This is why we analyze posture. It is the language of the body. By analyzing posture, we can gain a lot of information about a patient in just a few seconds. By placing my hands on her pelvis, we see an imbalance: the right side is higher than the left. The left shoulder is higher than the right. The right hand hangs lower than the left. The right ear is higher than the left. Does this hurt your low backé Yes it pulls here.
Try the other side. This is much easier righté Yes. MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING Now, we want to find out which muscles are functioning neurologically and which aren't. More specifically, if individual muscles are neurologically inhibited they won't support the bones and joints. This side locks as it should. But this side doesn't resist the test pressure. This is very important because if the ankle is not stable, there will be repercussions throughout her body. Push.Push harder Stefania.
This muscle is inhibited. However, if she touches this musclewhere it attaches to the pelvic bone, Push up and out the muscle gains strength. This is because when there is a physical trauma, muscles are injured right where they attach to bone. So as she touches the area of injury Push the muscle regains its strength. Without touching it Push out and up the muscle is weak. Very little strength here also. But if she touches the muscle's attachmentto bone, it becomes stronger.
Push. harder.she lacks strength in this muscle also, but if she touches the muscle's attachment to bone .Push.it regains strength. MANUAL THERAPY What I am doing now isn't exactly a massage. Rather we are activating neurological reflex mechanisms within the tendons. When a muscle is injured, these receptors become shortcircuited and stay that way for years. What I am doing is reactivating the neurological pathways. Now we've turned this muscle back on.
Athlete w Bulging Disc Low Back Sciatica Pain Gets Relief Lacey Olympia WA David Warwick
Hi I am David Warwick of Warwick Chiropracticin Lacey Olympia Washington and we have David here. David was doing what a lot of peopledo, including myself. We lift heavy, we hurt ourselves. You did a good job on this onedidn't youé Yes I did. So go heavy or go home is usually the philosophy and when we usethose free style weights there is a good chance we are going to knock our lower back or knocka disc out of position and create some bulging herniation on that. He felt the pop in thelower back and we worked on it now for a few visits, at least 3 maybe even 4 visits. Ihad him seeing a primary doc as well. Are you taking the muscle relaxers now a littlebité Did he prescribe anyé Naproxen and vicoden.
Okay the vicoden is helping you relax a littlebit more. So sometimes we even need a little bit of help depending on how bad you injuredyourself but when you combine multiple modalities it is very effective. So I am going to takeyou through. We have got a good pinching of that nerve coming out of maybe L4 L5 but Iam thinking more L5 going down the back of the leg and to the side and you can feel completenumbness and parethesia on this side. Can you feel when I do this right hereé Did youfeel thaté I did feel that. Okay. Right hereé Did you feel thaté I feel when you start.Then it disappearsé So what happens is that nerve pattern that is going on, that nerveis talking to a certain pattern in the skin
so now we are going to be looking and workingwith those lower back nerves, taking the pressure off of them. I am sure there is more thanone. We have got a really good start, he is moving, he is bending a little bit, gettingmore motion back a little bit so let's start out I want you to start with raising yourright leg, don't bend the knee. Back down, try the other one. Okay, noticeable difference.This is primarily a sacral check. There is a lot of grouping of nerves that come outof there, exactly 10 pair or group of nerves that branch out that can affect down eveninto the lower back and L5 area. You saw the difference in his ability to raise and notraise that leg. Quite significant so I am
going to help bring that sacral bone overa little bit. Try raising that leg, right leg. Significantly better. He was pretty lockedup. No more going heavy or go home for you. I am adjusting the sacral to the side usingthe drop piece here. Can you raise that right leg for me. Significant difference already,so he is definitely responding. I am hoping he doesn't have to go for the MRI but I thinkwe should get it anyway. Do you feel the differenceé Yeah. Can you put your right hand on yourlower backé We are going to test L5. I don't see a big difference or a change right there.I am going to bring it into position 2. Nothing, just a little bit where one leg goes a littlebit further. Hand down. So we are going to
actually adjust this spine right here. Goahead left hand lower back. Right leg goes short, goes longer. Hand down, let's haveyou lay on your left. Top leg right there, let me do the work. I'll go easy with youhere. We are right at L4. Okay let's go the opposite direction. So we can either pushor pull the vertabrae. Not a lot of release in that area, this was the side last timethat helped him. That was it, that was even more movement than last time. Face down. Goahead raise that right leg for me. Big difference. So the communication happens to the leg, happensto the nerves down to the muscles to create that motion or movement. Chiropractors cando it many different ways of assessing it.
You can feel for loss of motion, you can feelfor heat, you can do muscle testing. If we just want to test that space we can test byhaving the patient actually do certain movements. We can push into the area of correction orinto misalignment so I am going to begin with some of the traction with him to open up thatjoint space and help some of that disc get off that nerve. You okay, is that tot muchéNope. So each visit that he was coming in, first couple of visits there was so much swellingand here is what happens when you get injured out there scar tissue starts to lay down inday 3, laying it's foundation, that is what makes it so difficult. Even in 3 weeks periodof time there is a significant amount of change