BRUTAL TMJ-D Treatment. Jaw Pain Relief With Chiropractic Adjustments. Deleted Scenes.
Published at : 17 Jan 2021
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA.
Perhaps you're looking for another 5000-word essay?
In this video, you'll see a few deleted scenes and deleted adjustments from the full visit.
But why would I delete these adjustments and make 2 videos?
Well, it takes about 60 minutes on average for a new patient. We have a 30-minute appointment option for locals when I know I'll get a follow up in a week. But for someone who travels 60 minutes or more, they stay for an hour. This is usually enough time for a FULL evaluation, treatment, and recommendations.
When I'm wearing the director's cap and making a video it's an additional 30 minutes, at least.
I could work on someone for 2 hours if they had enough issues. And that's not including soft tissue work. And to be honest... I'd rather talk to someone about their diet for 30 minutes than work out some muscle knots.
I'll diverge from here... but in the future, I'll digress a bit further on what it's like to come to my office for an appointment. There are just so many options. It all depends on what shows up!
Lindsey showed up after seeing another video featuring some TMJ work. I think it was "Loudest Jaw Crack I've Ever Heard."
Unfortunately, we had a different situation here. And it wasn't as easy as 1-2-3 Crack.
FORTUNATELY, I'm looking at the whole picture. And whether or not her jaw needs manual manipulation, exercises, an oral device, or a HEEL LIFT! Dr. B has the medicine.
And if not... then I have a referral.
Wait wait wait... did I say heel lift?
That's right friends. Everything is connected. And just because L-boogie has a painful jaw that's stuck harder than 70-year-old man who drinks whiskey and smokes cigars (god I hope I can make it to that stage), doesn't mean we can't look further upstream for the cause.
That's right friends... I said UP stream.
But I guess that depends on who you read.
Some chiropractic techniques say that everything comes from Atlas, the first cervical vertebra. The top of the neck. The holder of your dome piece. The bridge between heaven and earth.
Okay, I made that last one up. No one says that.
But Gonstead, SOT, and Thompson all say that it starts at the hips.
And my friend Kevin from Grad school... and his inspiration, Serge Gracovetsky they go even further upstream to the talus, the bone that connects the leg to the foot.
I'm over here like... Ummmm... Quantum reality guys? All these models seem a bit... linear to me.
Starting point? That's like believing the big bang was the beginning of everything.
I mean, technically it was probably more of a restart... in this dimensional consciousness anyway.
But... let's not go there. This time.
LOL a "Time"
So why TMJ-D?
Becasue TMJ stands for Temporal-Mandibular-Joint.
And when people say "I have TMJ"
I always want to say... you have 2 actually.
But jaw pain, on the other hand, might be classified as TMJ-D
D standing for Dysfunction.
I used to correct people.
then I realized not many people actually care about the words. And if they're in pain... just want to be fixed.
So just lie down and let me look at it. We'll save the semantics.
This time anywayz.
What was that crazy drop table adjustment?
You've seen what Dr. Johnson does after his Ring Dinger®. He puts people in the opposite of their standing posture and blasts the Atlas.
This is the real genius behind his work.
And this is my version (I do his too).
Because nothing puts more strain on the spine than asymmetrical weight-bearing loads on the axial plane...
forward head posture, a tilted pelvis, destruction of the anterior and posterior line, changes in spinal curvatures, deformation of ligaments via Euler buckling according to the rheological properties of ligaments, osseous destruction according to Wolf's law, chronic inflammatory cycles of soft tissues, and aberrant afferent bombardment of the spinal cord from altered proprioception as a result of posture...
and the DNA too... yeah... eventually that miraculous anti-parallel double-stranded spiral starts to uncoil and those beautiful little operon regulators start selecting genetic codes to compensate for these biomechanical insults I've listed above
and then the telomeres shorten
and then you die...
This is the kind of thing I ranted to that research professor about. LOL
And the kind of thing I write poetry about
Poetry to you, dear reader
Bravely journeying to the end of another 5000-word essay.
Where I disregard any concept of grammar or proper sentence structure.
And easily exceed the character limit, forcing me to go back and delete periods, words, sentences
Just like the deleted scenes in this video, there's a lot that doesn't make the cut
I don't think I got a chance to mention it this morning so I'll say it here
Your eyes, ears, your attention... It's helping more than you even know...
But that's a story for another time