When your spine is in normal alignment (in place), you are good to go. But when it goes out of alignment either from major trauma such as a fall or minor trauma such as the way you sleep, there is wear and tear to that joint. The force of gravity is distributed differently now on the bones and discs. Think of a car. When a car is out of alignment, the tires wear down quicker and abnormally.
The same thing happens to your spine. This is the beginning of degeneration or more commonly known as arthritis. Research shows that just 1 week of misalignment causes the bones and discs to begin degenerating on a microscopic level. It takes 10-15 years before you can see this on X-ray. It causes us to move harder, leading to decreased ranges of motion and stiffness.
You may have been told that this arthritis is normal, you are getting old. Arthritis while common, is NOT due to age. There are people in their 30’s with arthritis and people in their 60’s with no arthritis. The degeneration is due to the amount of time your spine is out of alignment.
The best way to slow, stop and possibly reverse this arthritis is to restore the spine to as close to normal as possible. That is what I do.
If you or someone you know has been told you they have arthritis, creaky joints, stiffness, discomfort or pain, or taking medications for arthritis . . . it is time to get an evaluation to see if I can help. No drugs, no surgery just RESULTS. Because you are not supposed to have arthritis.