A female client in her mid 20's with post spinal fusion T1- L2 for scoliosis almost 20 years ago. She had bad mid back pain and couldn't bend forward. Right hand had been numb and shoulders were tight.
First session released her lower back.
Second session, she felt the sensation all the way from the neck to the tailbone. She has no pain and can bend forward easily. Her posture changed so much.
So many new clients came past 2 weeks with "Sciatic nerve pain" or self- diagnosed "sciatica".
They all have some tension or pain on the back of one leg, or both legs, radiating from lower back and ends in back of the knee or going down all the way to the foot.
Some of them have gone to receive several treatments from other methods and didn't improve or got worse.
An elderly lady came with a chronic back pain and she had a spinal stenosis at L4-L5. (I say elderly when they are older than me nowadays.) She seems to be active in spite of her ongoing pain and really wants her active life back. She had tried treatments for 3 weeks and getting adjusted on the lower back made her leg muscles tighten up and now she developed sciatic nerve pain. She went to see a doctor and he suggested her the option of back surgery.
I assessed her and it lead me to her right neck tension as the primary dysfunction. I asked her if she noticed her neck being tight and she said it had alway...
This case shows how important the holistic assessment is and the order of treatment.
A new client in his mid 50's came in for low back ache.
He woke up with level 10 pain. Went to chiropractic a week before and had his pelvis adjusted. Pain stayed the same so he came to see me.
Right short leg, Cervical Turn Test show positive. I released his Sphenoid and neck first since it is the primary dysfunction and then turned him to prone. His right leg was still short and then Sacroiliac joint screening became positive.
SI joint release was done and his legs evened out. Walked out pain level 2. I asked him about his neck and he said "I remember my right neck had been very tight for 2 weeks."
One week later, his family member told me that he has been less angry and his pain has been gone.
A new female client in her mid-40's came in with "Level 10 neck pain".
She cannot raise her shoulder.
Screening show her positive Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) only. Her Left shoulder/ neck were very tight. Did SIJ move then screening became negative. I could get her rhomboid released a bit and turned her over and worked on her scalenes and Sternocleidomastoid. About 20% released.
Right sphenoid move released her Left SCM 99%. She came back today and said "I slept so well and my co-workers said my personality has changed! I am much nicer!"
A client came in for her "left knee pain". She said it started hurting since she went to Disneyland 2 years ago and walked for hours in flip flops. Her family member who has medical knowledge said it was tight hamstrings and her daughter had been massaging her leg every night so she had been ok. Her daughter left for college in September and it was getting worse.
Screening show +ve SIJ and +ve Classis 2CTT, right leg 1 inch shorter.
Her neck and Right sternocleidomastoid (SCM) was tight and she had lump below mastoid process.
I asked her if she was grinding her teeth and she said she had been since she started studying for her PhD a year ago.
Left ITB, vastus medialis, hamstrings were tight and right vastus medialis was very tight too that I couldn't do any knee move there. I asked if she had any left knee pain and she said her upper inner corner hurts.
After releasing her SCM, back of her neck was relaxed. After sphenoid move, I turned her back to prone. I address the coccyx. Now...
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