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 This question is asked because many patients still have the out-of-date notion that the adjustment (manipulation) puts a bone back in place.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

  • Linda Jo S.

    "Increased mobility in my neck"

    I have increased mobility in my neck. The range of motion I never thought I would experience again. My low back pain has gone away, and my stride has lengthened

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  • Margaret C.

    "Enjoying more walking time"

    Enjoying more walking time. Been able to do heavy lifting and work longer without stopping because of discomfort in hips and back.

  • Amber C.

    "Have been getting better ever since I came"

    I have been in less pain and have been getting better ever since I came here. I have no pain when I sleep now. My hip is getting better. The doctor

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  • Greg P.

    "I have less leg and back pain, a better range of motion, and can enjoy more physical activities"

    Since beginning corrective therapy with Dr. Bennese, I have less leg and back pain, a better range

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  • Lou P. (2)

    "I can sleep, do my job, and take care of everything"

    I came to this office with severe pain down my left leg to my ankle. I could barely do my job and did nothing at home- including sleep. Now,

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