‘Seal Team’ Video Shows Grueling Toll Show Takes on Stars’ Bodies

by Lauren Boisvert

If you want to watch 13 minutes of AJ Buckley from “SEAL Team” getting his bones adjusted by a chiropractor, have we got the video for you.

Before the season began in 2020, AJ Buckley, who stars as Sonny Quinn, went to see Dr. Beau Hightower, a chiropractor with a YouTube channel. Hightower proceeded to completely adjust Buckley’s entire body, much to Buckley’s apparent discomfort in the moment.

With the weight the “SEAL Team” actors carry in equipment and wardrobe, no wonder Buckley sustained some bumps and bruises. Buckley spoke about an injury from the beginning of season 3, and cataloged his trouble spots for the doctor. He spoke about disks in his back and neck, and pain in his hips and glutes from the injury.

The doctor puts Buckley through some grueling soft tissue work, like an extremely intense massage. Buckley appears to be in intense pain throughout the ordeal; he then relaxes as soon as the doctor takes his hands off of him.

There’s one moment where the doctor grabs Buckley around the head while he’s laying on his back and cracks his neck quickly; Buckley is in awe, and looks completely relaxed. “That was awesome,” Buckley says.

“This guy is no joke, the best,” Buckley says of Dr. Hightower at the end of the session. He had his neck cracked, his back blasted, his hips rotated, and his shoulders adjusted, and he seems to be more loose, relaxed, and ready to get back to work on “SEAL Team.”

‘SEAL Team’: AJ Buckley Spoke About His Immediate Response to the Show

AJ Buckley has said that he had an immediate connection to “SEAL Team” from the moment he read the pilot. In a 2019 interview, Buckley said, “There’s this real human element to these guys that have to go do this as a job. What they choose to go and do and sacrifice.” That element drew Buckley in.

“SEAL Team” is also one of the only military dramas to deal with mental health, and the conditions that often go untreated in veterans. “It really opens up,” said Buckley. “We’re the first military drama that has gone into that side of it – I fell in love with it.”

Currently on “SEAL Team,” Bravo Team is going undercover in a covert op in South America. The guys have to leave their families and loved ones behind with no contact for up to 6 months. That’s going to be hard for Clay Spenser, whose wife just gave birth prematurely, and AJ Buckley’s character Sonny Quinn, who’s just stepped up to be a father to his infant daughter.

“SEAL Team” is known for bringing the emotions, and this next episode arc is sure to do just that.