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Bunion, shoulder pain, bruxism / grinding teeth – Specific Chiropractic NYC

– Hey guys, so we have a
very special guest over here. So, let everyone know
what’s been going on. – I came in to see Dr. Suh for some right back pain, upper back pain, but we discussed how I have TMJ. I grind my teeth at night and I also have a really painful bunion on my left foot, so I’m looking forward to being treated. – The first thing we do is we start with instrumentation and we look for any differences and we look for any differences in temperature. Okay. Okay. Right there. Because of scoliosis,
okay, we have to trace along the spine. Right there. The next component is to set up a patient and what we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna check for,
is there any presence of swelling or muscle tightness, and this is what I wanna see. I wanna see this nice,
smooth indentation, okay? And you see a lot of swelling all on this region right over here. This all puffiness right over here, okay? I also see that immediately
around the back, there’s some swelling
over here as well, okay? And quite a bit of swelling in this region right over here, which correlates with
finding heat differences. So now, next component is what we do with most of our patients, we see what’s moving and
what’s not moving, okay? So, I’m gonna check the sacrum. So over here, the right side moves pretty well. You feel that right there? The left side is pretty stuck, right? So now let’s check the left hip. Moves backwards, no problems. Moves forward, no problems. Move backwards on the
right side, no problems. Forward and backwards,
forwards, no problem. Backwards, no problems. So we’re identifying the sacrum over here that’s problematic on her. Right there. To the right, no problems. Correction, to the right, stuck. Left, moves much more easier. Okay. So, number, this looks like
number seven over here. Down, to the left, much more easier. Stuck right there is the problem. In this x-ray structural analysis, as we can see, this particular patient has scoliosis and the
reason why is because over here, normal, her sacrum should be at this angle and yet as we see, it’s knocked backwards
by a considerable amount. In addition to the
forward picture over here, her sacrum should be in
this normal position, and yet rotated significantly
towards the right and sunk and tilted in forwards as such. As a result, all the structures above it compensated as such. In addition to there’s
two more additional areas that did not compensate correctly. Therefore, her third dorsal
and the seventh dorsal in addition to her sacrum,
these are the three structures we need to correct on her. So as we see, easily tilt
all the way to the left. See how much it tilts to the right? Stuck right in that spot. Do you feel that one? – Mm-hmm. – Right, so. Again to the right. See how much we can turn to the left? – Mm-hmm. – Feel that? It’s kinda stuck.
– Mm-hmm. – On the right at that particular spot. Okay. Gonna check the atlas. See how much you could tilt your head to the left, how much you could tilt over to the right with this atlas? That tells me there’s a lot of compensation going on over here. – Mm-hmm. – So that’s the reason why, most likely, we will not be correcting this over here. Up. The reason why we’re correcting the foundation first, just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, okay? If we don’t do anything
and address the foundation, everything from the ground upwards is affected as well. So let’s see, even though you have some major scoliosis going on, let’s see what it does for your neck. – Okay. – Okay? So we demonstrated early, okay? How much you could turn
over to the left, okay? Once again, over to the left. How about that? Feel that difference now? – Yes. – How much you can turn to the right? – It’s less tight. – Tilt to the left. I don’t know, you’re still a little bit stuck on the right side. – Mm-hmm. – Do you feel that difference right there? – Yes. – Yeah, we don’t correct
anything in the back yet. So that’s why what we’re talking about is so important. That’s addressed all
your foundations first and let your body unravel all those straight to the top, okay? – Okay. – So I want you to keep me apprised. Let me know in the following visits how you are with the bruxism, meaning grinding your
teeth during the night, and your right TMJ. – Okay. – Okay. – I don’t feel the shoulder pain. Really. – How do you like that? – It feels really good, actually. It’s been hurting for a while now. It feels good. – Okay, so what’s left over
when you turn yourself? What’s different on that right shoulder? – It doesn’t feel like a cracking. – Mm-hmm. – It feels good, like relief. – Next what we’re doing,
we’re checking the shoulder itself. Okay. Checking the scapula, see how it moves. So it’s a little bit stuck over in this direction over here. – It’s sore, yeah. – Mm-hmm. So we’re dealing with the superior medial. Just pump it up a little bit. Okay, now let’s check. Okay, how’s it now? Is it still sore? – No, it’s less sore. – [Dr. Suh] In essence, what happened is, these two bones over
here, they start rotating outwards and that’s what’s causing a bunion over here is that
significant rotation, okay? So how do we address this? Well, that’s gonna be
a lot more complicated thing to address because there’s so many systematic things that failed on this foot over here. So we have to restore the nerve function all the way from the foundation. Take a look, what’s going on, the keystone, okay, the talus over here. Take a look at the
navicular, the cuneiformes, first metatarsal, and
even the great hallux, all the transverse and the lateral arches, all those structures, the cuboids, everything, basically what we have to do is basically rebuild
the whole, entire foot just to address this bunion over here. Now just relax. I’m just gonna see. So you’re more stuck,
okay, on this left foot compared to the right. It feels a little stuck. Calcaneus, you can’t evert as well. See how much you could
evert on the left one? That tells me the calcaneus
on this one’s fine. On this one, it’s compromised. Okay, so this one over
here, you can feel it, okay? I could evert your talus this way, but I cannot invert
your talus on this side. That tells me this talus over here is misaligned, so we need to correct this one as well. Now your first metatarsal, I can rotate it going upwards. I cannot rotate it downwards. You feel that difference? – [Patient] It’s tight. – [Dr. Suh] Exactly. So upwards, no problems. Downwards, not too bad, okay? So now, we have two little bones over here called sesamoids, okay? It provides a fulcrum
for the tendon over here. So now I’m gonna check,
feel where they are. Now normal, okay, these two little bones, you feel that little
bony part I’m feeling? – [Patient] Mm-hmm. – [Dr. Suh] Or pressing upon? Okay, it should be here. And yet what I’m feeling right now is you’re rotating significantly
inwards over here, so we need to rotate away quite a bit. And that’s part of the reason the bunion is rotated the way it does. And that’s what happens
with the sesamoids, okay? Now let’s check this one over here. This one’s also rotated,
it’s just not as bad as this one. Okay, let’s go ahead and check the cuboid. Feel the difference here? I can move it upwards. I can’t move it downwards, okay? So your cuboid is stuck upwards. There’s a little freebie there. We’ve got the cuboid moving a little bit. Still, same story as well. I can move it upwards, okay? Can’t move it downwards so much, so the cuboid’s stuck up. So we got a little work to do over here. So first things first, let’s go ahead, let’s rebuild this. We’re gonna pump your talus. Relax, right there. Okay, now we can see your foot is able to evert a little more. I also want to reiterate once again, okay, restoring the process or rebuilding your foundation, okay? Because that’s a very
old, chronic injury, okay? Problem that’s been
misaligned for so long. It also blocked all that key, critical nerve function to both
of your feet over here. So even though we corrected this, okay? My expectation? This is not gonna be stable. It’s gonna have a lot of
trouble holding in place. That’s why we need to
correct right at the source, rebuild, and restore and stabilize your foundation, get proper nerve function into your feet over here so these arches can stay
stable a lot more better. So go ahead and walk around. See how you like it. – Feels good. It really don’t hurt right now. – [Dr. Suh] What other differences are you noticing with your feet? – It feels more flexible. It feels good. – So how do you like that, huh? (patient laughs) Chiropractic, isn’t it a beautiful thing?

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