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Arthritis

voltaire“Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing.”       – Voltaire

ARTHRITIS… a word that provokes… submission… giving up. “Learn to live with it.” “You’re getting old.” Blah, blah, blah.

What does the word “arthritis” mean? “Arth” means “joint.” “Itis” is inflammation. The reason why your joints hurt is because they are inflamed. So The Doctor translates what you tell him or her in English, “hurting joint,” to Latin, “arthritis,’ and, voila, there is that diagnosis.

Other kinds of arthritis, the auto-immune varieties, rheumatoid and gouty, will be discussed in another section. For now, let’s concentrate on the basics.

What is NOT arthritis? What you have been told is “spinal arthritis” is Subluxation Degeneration, which is the body reacting to years and decades of Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). This is the wisdom of the body , your Innate Intelligence, acting to defend itself from more serious damage, like spinal fracture.

adjustmentIn any event, arthritis has the possibility of getting some or all better, when Cause is corrected.

Does it matter if you are in your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s? As long as you are breathing, you have the capacity to heal… slower than someone younger, but it can be done. As long as you have the will.

Get adjusted. Get well! Call me 460-6527. “I will help you.”


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take for nerve irritation to be reduced?
    Some practice members experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you keeping your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Are you in otherwise good condition? Within a short period, most practice members sense enough progress to justify completing our recommendations.
  • What about my friend who only needed one visit?
    It’s true there are rare instances in which a single visit can produce the pain relief that many practice members seek. However, the effect is often short lived. Because underlying muscles and soft tissues have not been strengthened and retrained, a relapse often occurs. Our experience has found that when practice members begin chiropractic care as adults, they have considerable structural and functional damage from years of neglect. A single “miracle” adjustment rarely produces permanent change.