Get Your Tires Aligned!

     Healthier eating, regular exercise and new advances in medical science is helping people live longer…. But unfortunately, most are plagued with severe joint pain. You can have a totally clean bill of health (medically), but does it matter if you can’t go anywhere or do anything because you have so much joint pain? Most physicians (and even patients) are well aware of what it takes to keep their hearts healthy, but few know how to take care of their skeleton and physical structure. The result is an epidemic of osteoarthritis that usually ends in joint replacement surgery, chronic pain and disability. There is good news however! Caring for your frame so you can prevent becoming one of these statistics is not difficult.

     The insides of your joints have a certain mechanical balance, like the tires on your car – alignment is extremely important. When your car is out of alignment, if you don’t get it realigned soon, tire treads will wear down from the uneven wear and tear. Your joints behave similarly; if left out of alignment too long, the imbalance eventually cause internal supportive tissues to wear out – a seed for degenerative arthritis. Again, just like your car, sometimes alignment problems can be very subtle and don’t always cause regular or intense enough symptoms to motivate seeking treatment. In many cases of complete joint failure, patients have no pain until the very end stages.

     If you want to prolong the life of your joints, you must make alignment a top priority. Any (and every) time you get even the slightest bump or injury to one of your joints, you should have it evaluated soon by a chiropractor. Chiropractors are the only health professionals whose sole concern is alignment. These doctors are trained to recognize alignment problems in the body (and know how to correct them), whether they’re causing symptoms or not. A good chiropractor can find/fix alignment problems before they start hurting. By keeping your joints in good alignment with regular trips to the chiropractor, you can help prevent future degenerative arthritis and preserve your joints, for a longer, less painful life.

     At Solutions, our doctors of chiropractic have a combined experience of nearly 60 years in the Gonstead Method, widely considered the gold standard of chiropractic. Besides precision realignment, our patients also benefit from several additional state of the art regenerative therapies. We see amazing results when combining chiropractic with regenerative medicine allografts to also encourage healing of damaged tissue. We also recommend chiropractic care to many of our regenerative medicine patients when joint alignment would allow a greater chance of joint space improvement.

Author
Dr. Dan Levesque, DC Dr. Levesque has practiced chiropractic in Abingdon, VA for the last 25 years. After experiencing amazing success with regenerative medicine himself, he came to work for Solutions Integrated Medicine. He is highly committed to further studying this science for the purpose of helping more patients feel better, become healthier and avoid surgery.

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