Degeneration & Arthritis

Discover a solution to help with degeneration and arthritis

Degeneration, a.k.a. arthritis, is becoming more and more prevalent at younger and younger ages. Why is this so? “I thought degeneration or bone spurs are just a normal part of getting old? At least that is what I was told.” This is the most common response I get when I ask people what they think is the cause of bone spurs.

I then follow up with “If degeneration was just from age, why is your left knee more degenerated than your right knee, or why is only one area of your spine degenerated but the area right below it or above it is completely fine?” This question is usually followed by a blank stare.

The reality is that asymmetrical or uneven degeneration is not caused by aging alone. It is caused by unhealthy aging or accelerated aging due to abnormal alignment leading to excessive wear and tear.

Think about your car for a second. “Why would one tire wear out faster and more unevenly than the other tires? Is it due to age? Or is it due to abnormal wear and tear?” The answer is obvious.

Your body works the same way. Abnormal alignment and movement lead to excessive wear and tear which causes the body to break down faster. There is no supplement like calcium that can stop or reverse this process. The only way to stop or slow down this process is to correct the cause of the problem.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, give us a call at Precision Chiropractic and see if our unique approach to structural correction is a right fit for you.

I have been having severe neck, shoulder, and arm pain since 2010. I often went for massage and reflexology but they did not help. Then I went for an x-ray and was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. I depended heavily on painkillers. I was told to go for therapy but the pain became worse. Most of the time the pain was so bad the only thing I could do was lie in bed.

My friend brought me to see Dr Matthew. After 10 sessions, I felt very much relieved. I was back to my usual routine – housework, teaching. I could cook, mop the floor, and do most housework without any strains. Now, after 35 sessions, I feel fully recovered.

Thank you Dr Matthew for all the care and concern.

– Jaya

Frequently Asked Questions

What is degeneration?

Degeneration is a breakdown of a joint. During this process the cartilage, disc, or connective tissue wears away and the bones around the joint grow bone spurs or osteophytes. This degenerative process is permanent, which is why it is so important to address the issue and correct the problem early on.

Can surgery fix it?

At this point there is no surgical correction for a degenerative joint. Many times the treatments are medication, fusions, or replacements in situations like knees and hips. While these things can provide a benefit and relief to the patient, it does not correct the degenerative joints or the reason why they degenerated so quickly in the first place.

Will structural chiropractic care make it worse?

Specific structural chiropractic care will not make it worse. By restoring the spine and joints to their optimal position, it can not only help with the symptoms associated with the degeneration, but it can improve the function and structural integrity leading to a long term solution rather than just patching up the problem.

I thought degeneration was a normal part of aging?

Yes. A small degree of diffuse (widespread) degeneration as you get into your later years in life is normal, but much of what we classify as a normal part of aging is anything but normal. You shouldn’t have one bad knee and one good one. You should not have degeneration in between two vertebrae but nowhere else. You should not have degeneration in your 30’s, 40’s, or even 50’s. If you have any of these things, it could indicate you have a structural shift that is leading to accelerated breakdown.

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