Posture and Arthritis
“Did You Know Bad Posture Can Cause Arthritis?”
Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
The past few weeks we have discussed posture and the reason why everyone needs to have their posture checked.
Today I would like to spend some time discussing spinal degenerative arthritis also known as spinal osteoarthritis or spinal disc decay all of which mean the same thing.
Spinal degenerative arthritis is not the same as rheumatoid arthritis which is an auto-immune disease.
Spinal degenerative arthritis is the result of postural distortions in the spine. Postural distortions are the result of spinal misalignments or subluxations.
And we all have them.
This condition is characterized by thinning of the spinal discs which are the cartilaginous pads or shock absorbers between each of your vertebrae.
And the growth of arthritic bone spurs on the vertebrae directly above and below the thinning disc.
It is like having a cavity or tooth decay but in your spine.
Spinal degenerative arthritis will cause irritation of your spinal joints, compression of your nerve roots and compression of your spinal cord all of which can lead to serious health consequences.
It is one of the fastest growing health conditions.
This condition has also been referred to as old age arthritis within the medical community.
Their point of view on this condition is that it is inevitable and everyone will become arthritic as they age.
This is so not true! Because if it were than we would not be seeing evidence of spinal degenerative arthritis on xray in kids as young as 10 years of age.
This condition has everything to do with your structure. When your posture system is properly aligned and balanced, chances are very slim that you or your children will develop spinal degenerative arthritis.
And the only way to maintain a properly aligned and balanced posture system is with regular chiropractic care with that specific intention in mind.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me. Consultations are always free of charge in our office and these include a detailed posture check.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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