I only had one patient today. That counts as a slow day as far as numbers and statistics. However, when you take into account that one patient, today was huge.
This particular patient was subluxated at C1 and T9.Since I took Dr. Ron's pediatric adjusting elective and his pediatric seminar, I felt very capable to make the correct adjustment. Adjustments for children are different than for adults. For patients that young, I usually use a slight vibration of my finger or light pulsing on the contact point rather than a thrust. Today, after the light vibration on C1 for 4 seconds, I felt C1 move away from my finger. I had his head stabilized, so it was not a regional motion, it was the individual vertebra being pulled by his own muscles, back into position and off his nervous system. With toggle style adjustments, I generally cannot feel much movement during the thrust, so to feel the vertebra pull away was very cool. T9 was a little less eventful, but it is still a good feeling to help a child even if it was a "slow" day.