- [Narrator] Welcome to the Adolph & Kalkstein
Chiropractic YouTube channel.
- [Doctor] And how'd you feel after your first visit?
- Oh, fantastic.
- [Narrator] As always--
- Thanks for watching.
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- Thanks for watching.
- We're with Jonathan today.
- What's up guys?
- You haven't seen him in a while,
and we're bringing him back
'cause he's not feeling good today.
You got a cough and allergies? - Yeah, sinus infection.
- He's been coughing up a bunch.
Yeah, not good stuff going on.
So, we're gonna give him just a little bit
of a supportive work.
His mid-back is really locked up.
He said he's been coughing all night.
And then he said,
"I've got a lot of pressure in my sinuses."
So, I'm just gonna show you an easy sinus release,
doing some soft tissue work on that area.
And then, we'll adjust him accordingly based off of that.
So, when you cough a lot
or when there's a lot of tension from coughing,
obviously that motion will cause stress in the joints.
But we got to learn about some cool..
from a Somato body to the visceral,
visceral being the organs.
A somato-visceral connection's between the nerve.
So there's something called, I believe J-receptors.
And there is some arguments that say
that when you adjust the joint,
especially around the thoracic spine,
you reflexively will have a impulse or change the reception
of that J-receptor.
There's a feedback mechanism.
Some people say that it helps with clearing up some of the
phlegm in a lung, right?
So you'll see people get percussion.
That's straight force to the spine as well as the
adjustments to help bring up some of that phlegm.
He doesn't have phlegm,
but it can help with some of that congestion,
and tension in the chest.
So, I don't necessarily say, "hey, come on in,
"everybody that's got a cold."
Just that when people do,
I tend to focus on their mid-back and thoracic spine.
Interlace your fingers on top of your head for me.
Good, elbows come together, roll forward.
Good, take a breath in.
Easy exhale, trust me here, good.
Elbows open up a little bit more.
Relax your shoulders breathe in again for me.
And really let go here.
Relax your chest, good.
Take that breath and keep your fingers interlocked.
Good, try not to fight me so much through that chest here.
Good looser here, good.
- You made it, good stuff.
- Alright, come follow me.
Now on your stomach, okay?
- All right.
- You come on in, I'm not gonna shut you Liam.
- [Sebastian] Yes sir?
- You can hang with us man.
You're picking up so much stuff that I'm saying.
Sebastian and Jonathan are heading out
to chiropractic school.
- [Sebastian] 107 days.
- 107 days.
Feel a little percussion here okay?
So 107 days, and we're going over anatomy.
We're going over soft tissue.
We've gotten away from it a little bit recently,
but we're gonna do a little bit of a program
getting them ready with some of their science courses.
So really anatomy is a big one that,
once you kinda see it once.
It can help you when you go through the program and
In chiropractic school,
you'll go through an entire cadaver.
They'll study every muscle in the body.
Then they'll go through the organs,
they'll go through the viscera.
They'll go through brain, neuro anatomy,
and dissect all those things from a human body.
People donate their bodies to science for those reasons
to lot of medical schools and chiropractic schools.
It's really cool.
Because we learned a ton from that and
that visual aid is something you'll never forget.
Relax your shoulders here for me Jonathan.
Take breath in, easy exhale.
Really a lot of pressure on this adjustment from my hands.
There it is, good.
Little extension restriction here.
Jonathan breathe in for me.
Exhale, let it go.
Good, there you go buddy.
When some people come up with phlegm when we do that
Patients with cystic fibrosis they have that done,
they get up a lot of that phlegm,
because they are not able to clear up the phlegm,
cause of, that muscle atrophy.
But, yeah, it's helped people and when we do that
hey, you're gonna have to hock a couple of loogies
up in the parking lot most likely.
So here, get on your back for me Jonathan.
This is a nice way to clear that tension.
Come all the way up on your back, good.
Sebastian will you grab that CBD oil cream?
I Thank you.
- [Sebastian] Yes sir.
- Jonathan's rotation is really good but he's
got a little restriction and extension here.
So I'll usually, you'll do a lateral break.
Lateral break adjustment, it's easier C1 or distraction.
So distraction here for Jonathan, good.
So a little sinus work now, okay?
Two areas that we do a little sinus pressure release on.
The maxillary and frontal sinuses.
All right, so coming in to the frontal sinuses really good,
firm pressure across the forehead.
And he's really not feeling that great.
Definitely gonna need some rest tonight.
He's gotten worse as the day went on.
He really suffers from pretty bad allergies.
And so he'll feel a lot of pressure,
over this spot right here.
And you could feel that tension
build up underneath my thumb.
If you have the right angle and the right area,
just holding that pressure for a few seconds
and gliding along the course of the sinuses,
really can provide a lot of relief to the patient.
There's certain things I remember as a kid,
getting done when it comes to soft tissue work
Without a doubt, I totally remember my dad doing this to me.
Kinda hard to forget that.
Having someone shake your face.
So, I'm gonna shake your face now Jonathan.
- Oh, yeah.
- Face shaking him.
Here we go and you kinda start to hear that,
that mucus start to move a little bit.
It was kind of like a brick,
and now we're getting a little bit of motion in that trap.
Good blood flow to the area.
Movement is key for those in any kind of sinus problem,
any kind of allergy problem.
The mobility of the fluid is the primary focus
of any of the treatments that are out there right?
That's the precursor for that problem,
is it blocking up.
Or a reduction in the different two layers of mucus,
within a membrane.
So I think it's that first layer basically,
there's an over production of that fluid and you can't,
the cellular, the cells that push that fluid across,
kinda basically loose their function,
and you get this build up of either your own flora
or bacteria, or usually a virus.
Or in this case, just irritation to the mucosa.
So, movement is what we're going for
in a lot of our treatments and especially in this one too.
Sometimes we can go in and use what's called an activator.
It's a really light tool, in terms of adjusting.
It creates an impulse underneath the head here,
and it's really focused.
And you can control the amount of force, so.
There's a lot of different types of instrument adjusting
tools out there.
This is a simple one, and we use it from time to time.
Not to often but in certain cases.
So for like a jaw I might use it.
For a kiddo I might use it.
Because it's really gentle and focused.
If you're having some irritation to the joint,
or for sinuses, I might use it.
Feel tender on that one?
- Alright buddy.
- Thank you.
- Alright we're all big fam man.
We take care of each other.
- Alright Liam, nice job today man.
Day two, pro, look at you.
- [Liam] Thank you. (laughing)
- CEO, el presidente.
Thanks for watching everybody.
If you have any questions about the work that I just did
Jonathan, how you feeling man?
- Really good like instant cleared, like just airway
now I can breathe better.
- Like you can definitely feel like,
what he was talking about.
That brick feeling in my nose,
just loosen up with that fluid moving around but...
It's pretty intense.
- It is a little intense but I really do like that
in terms of like the effect right away.
You're congested, you can't breathe.
I do that treatment, it's like whoa!
Like I can actually get air, - Yeah.
- Running through my nostrils now.
- It's pretty immediate.
And then, keeping that up is the goal,
with that treatment right?
Go home, do saline solution.
Eat foods that aren't going to make you feel congested.
That could be dairy for some people,
or whatever you have like an immune response to.
And then making sure that you're staying hydrated.
So, those type of things.
Those good old things.
Get some sleep brother, get outta here.
- Thank you.
- Thanks for watching everybody.