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Is There A Problem In The Jaw Joint?

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Dr. Steven Olmos shows you how to using balance to discern if patient’s problem is in the jaw joint.

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DR. STEVEN OLMOS: Patients who have structural inflammation, whether it be the jaw joint, weight bearing structures, or inflamed nerves do not have a loss of balance. They don’t have a central point of stability. Therefore, they're compensating from these injuries, and in this case, we're going to examine this patient to see whether or not this jaw joint is the primary thing that is disturbing this balance. So we'll see whether or not this person can hold themselves upright against gravity. I'm going to ask you to put your arms in this position for me. I want you to rigidly hold this position as if you're a statue. And being a statue that you should be able to just hold that position, if I put any pressure you, you should be able to just hold that position in space without falling over. Okay? So again, rigid, concentrate, rigid, rigid, rigid, rigid, very good. Just concentrate with all your strength, concentrate, and I’m going to put a little pressure and see what happens to you. Okay. Probably weren’t ready. Let's try it again. Rigid, concentrate, and let's put a little pressure on you. Okay. So you can see that this patient has no balance and it takes very little pressure to dislodge her. We want to discern, is that loss of balance, is that thing--she might have ten things that are inflamed, however, the brain prioritizes injury, and we'd like to know what's the primary part of the body that the brain is protecting itself from. So a good way to discern this is to put the person up against the wall. Now, the brain has something to lever against, and if it is a weight supporting problem, in other words, from the waist, down, then this person will still not have balance, even leaning against something. However, if it is not, if it's above the waist, then the brain has something to lean against and now, this balance should return. Let's see what the answer is. Can I ask you to rigidly hold your arms apart like so? Okay. Rigid, concentrate, she's got quite a bit of strength - - . Can you take a step away from the wall, please? We'll do exactly the same thing, rigid, all your strength. You ready? Here we go. And you can see the difference. Okay. Back against the wall, please. Rigidly hold that. Very strong, step away, please, and there you go. Okay. So we want to show that the problem is from the waist, up, and we'd like to demonstrate that when we have the proper dimension, we can relieve this person and stabilize them. So we're going to insert the Aqualizer. Okay. Can I have you just close on that? And there you go. Okay? And have you turn this way just a little bit. Okay? And go ahead and put your hands in that position. Okay. Now, rigid. You ready? Rigid, concentrate. I can't knock this person over. Okay? But if I was to remove this, okay, go ahead, rigid, and I put a little pressure. One finger's enough to dislodge her. So this is a way to discern whether or not the problem is in the jaw joint. However, not having the proper vertical here, in other words, having the wrong volume will not have an effect on this relationship, and that's why it is imperative to have the proper volume when beginning this evaluation process.

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