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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 This question is asked because many patients still have the out-of-date notion that the adjustment (manipulation) puts a bone back in place.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

  • Craig L.

    "I can do a lot more things with my kids that used to hurt me to do."

    When I came here I was in pain with Lower Back, Ankle, and Left Leg. It brought me to tears. Now there is little pain. I can do a

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  • Paige S.

    "I don't trip as much or fall. Also, I 'm a lot faster at running when I play soccer."

    Ever since I was little, my feet turned in when I walked. Now after going to Dr. Bennese they don't turn in as much

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  • Adam M.

    "I make it through each day feeling well"

    Since starting care here, I have had my overall health improve. I make it through each day feeling well. I am happy with the treatment I am receiving. Dr. B is

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  • Erin L.

    "My neck pain has decresed rapidly!"

    After several years of sleeplessness I am finally sleeping with little interruption after only 11 visits. Because I am sleeping better, I feel much better and am

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  • Joyce C.

    "My flexibility and posture have improved."

    My flexibility and posture have improved since starting treatment. I can turn my neck to see over my shoulder (when driving- looking for traffice at a

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