Hi there Dr Coletti here and today I am going
to demonstrate a new patient who has been complaining of a lot of between the shoulder
blades, lower neck pain and has been for a number of years. Today I am going to perform
a lower back and pelvis stabilizing cervical thoracic traction. Try to say that 3 or 4
times fast. So as I start I am going to ask the patient Cindy to raise her legs. This
is going to create some ease within the lower lumbar spine before we strap her in. Are you
comfortable there dear? Oh yes. So now we are going to raise her up a bit. Now this
table just moves up for me because I am a little taller and I don’t like to bend over
or bother or hurt my back anymore than I need to. So what we are going to do is strap Cindy
in here, forming a cross which will stabilize her entire pelvis. Is that too tight? No.
Are you going anywhere? Nope. Do you feel like you have a girdle on? Yes. Tuck your
finger underneath your bottom there and that will help you to relax the shoulders a bit.
Tuck it a little further under. Good. I am going to take a hot steam towel, which feels
very good when we first place it upon her lower neck. Head up and down, relax. Okay
what I am going to do is I am going to strap it under her chin, jaw and neck. Now I have
already ruled out any major jaw problems or discomfort with Miss Cindy and then what I
am going to do is lower the table just a smidge and I am just going to, relax breathe in through
your nose, relax, good. And that is it. You okay? Oh yeah. How far down did you feel that
traction move to? All the way to my sacrum. Almost to the sacrum. Now this is just and
example with a new patient Cindy who I can assure you will feel the results from this
adjustment. Baywest Health and Rehab, Dr Coletti signing out. Give us a call anytime we would
be happy to help you. Take care.