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"Was I Out of Alignment Today?" - Part 1

synchrony chirocare office blog question-markI still get asked at least once a day, "Was I out of alignment today?" This question is asked because many patients still have the out-of-date notion that the adjustment (manipulation) puts a bone back in place. This is not the patient's fault. They have been fed a simple answer to a more complex question for years, because it makes more sense that way.......even if it is wrong.

Sort of like the answer "Chemical Imbalance" to the question of "Why did my doctor put me on an anti-depressant?" The answer is not that simple. (If it was, why isn't there one shred of an objective test to measure this chemical imbalance prior to administering a mind-altering drug?)

What an adjustment has been scientifically shown to do is:

  1. Break up adhesions
  2. Enhance local circulation to the joints that are under too much load (more on that later)
  3. Increase joint mobility

A very valuable tool........but it has its limitations. It DOES NOT put bones back in alignment.....BUT there are treatments that improve your posture and alignment back toward a stronger, more stable, healthier position. Who cares then? If the adjustment makes you feel better temporarily, why bother improving your structure?........more on that next time.....In Good Health, Dr. Bennese

Patient Testimonials

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    "This was the first time for me for chiropractic care"

    Being in a car accident wasn't fun. The whiplash, the headaches and bruises. This was the first time for me for chiropractic care. The

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    "Problems which I have experienced for years have virtually disappeared"

    The problem I originally seeked attention for has mostly disappeared. In addition the shoulder problems which I have

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    I am able to sit, study and do computer work for longer periods of time. Getting my neck and back to feel comfortable before bed is much easier, so I am

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    Falling off horses happens and I was having lots of headaches and shoulder pain. Pretty much all pain has been alleviated and headaches

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    "It's almost hard to find the words..."

    It's almost hard to find the words. I have tolerated low back (and some upper) issues for at least 18 years. Pain ranging from discomfort to not being able to

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