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 This question is asked because many patients still have the out-of-date notion that the adjustment (manipulation) puts a bone back in place.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

  • Randy C.

    "I have had to re-adjust all my mirrors because my posture has improved so much."

    Dr. B is dedicated to his profession. He truly cares about a better quality of life for his patients. His staff is

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  • Dolores S.

    "I feel more limber and I can move more freely"

    I feel more limber and I can move more freely without as much stiffness and discomfort. My joints feel lubricated since I am taking arthrisea. The staff

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  • Mary R.

    "I continue to be aware of my posture"

    Today is the end of my 8th week. I continue to be aware of my posture and walking techniques. I have noticed an increase in ability to use stairs at work

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  • Dawn Hirt

    "I didn't realize how bad the pain was until it has started to finally disappear."

    I feel much better in my lower back and my neck is slowly getting better as well. I have fewer headaches-- I've tried

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  • Paula G.

    "I'm not confident I won't be "stooped over" as I get older"

    I now stand and sit much straighter for the entire day; and the chronic pain and fatigue across my upper back/ scapular area is gone!

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