Dr. Donald Trepany, DC, Los Angeles, CA: Hello! This is Brady. She’s been coming in…how long you been coming in now? For over a year?
Brady: About 2 ½ years.
Dr. Donald Trepany, DC: Yeah, I was going to say. Way over a year. And, uh Brady is going to get her spine checked like she does about two or three times a week, and the original…why did you come in first?
Brady: Originally, you know just for maintenance. I’ve been seeing chiropractors for several years, and I think it’s just good to do, off and on you know. I like to do a lot of hiking and outdoor sports and things like that, but I also do a lot of sitting for work. And, I think it’s just like you get cramped up and you get tight and you need to, you know, just check in.
Dr. Donald Trepany, DC: That’s a good point. Sitting…our spine flattens out when we sit. And, it causes the spine to misalign, and then we go to stand up and we don’t stand up too well. You know.
Brady: And the biggest thing for me too that you told me was like getting a new desk chair because I had one been using one that had been used by my predecessor at my job. And by replacing it, I ended up relieving like a lot of back stress, I think.
Dr. Donald Trepany, DC: The reason I’m adjusting her is to get…to remove nerve interference…to get the body signal out from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. What happens is the body starts working better and each adjustment builds on the last adjustment. And that’s why people go, well why do I have to go to the chiropractor? Why do we have to eat again? Why do we have to brush our teeth again? Why do we have to bathe again?
Dr. Donald Trepany, DC: Right? And so, this spine moves about 75,000 times on average per day, per day and more with you because you’re very active. Right? And, it’s going to move, it’s going to go out of place. And it’s gonna…when it stays out of place that’s when the trouble begins because it starts developing damage, damage and more damage. And, one day you’re going to get pain, or a problem if the nerves go into an organ. So, all I do is find the specific vertebrae because I want to move just the specific vertebrae, and adjust it.
Now, I’m just checking…Well, a lot up here…a lot in the upper cervical. The upper cervical…the higher we go in the neck, the more it affects the whole body because it impinges on the whole spinal cord, not just the nerves coming out. So, if we compared this to the freeway system, especially in southern California, in the neck it’s the whole freeway. So, it clogs up everything. Whereas, down here it’s the on ramps and off ramps, which also clogs up other parts, right? It slows things down so we want to keep everything open as much as we can. There we go.
Brady: You know, getting adjusted kinda feels like a quick release as he like moves down your spine. You know, I think it’s…you feel more open and almost like an airy sense of feeling and it’s not like very strong or anything like that like your dizzy, but it’s just more like you kinda feel those little bits and pieces that get cramped up, or tight just open up, which is relief more than anything.