A recent study published in the journal Clinical Therapeutics found that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who received either massage therapy or chiropractic care had better knee function compared to patients not seeing those practitioners.
The study included an analysis of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in 1,121 adults with knee osteoarthritis, and these findings compliment earlier research that demonstrated chiropractic adjustments improved mobility and decreased grinding in patients with knee OA.
Pollard H, Ward G, Hoskins W, and Hardy K. The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2008; 52(4):229-42.
Yang S, et al. Longitudinal use of complementary and alternative medicine among older adults with radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Therapuetics. 2013;35(11):1690-702. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2013.09.022
As many of you know, Dr Wright is a CCEP- a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Specialist- and she treats many foot/ankle issues. Research is showing that athletes that receive foot/ankle adjustments actually jump higher than athletes who don't!
Thank you Claire V. for this beautiful testimonial! It's so encouraging as an office to be complimented!
"Very Grateful for the caring staff- I felt everything was carefully explained to me- I have learned more about my pain and how to manage it-Dr. Wright is fantastic-"
There is more stress- physical, chemical and emotional - during this time of the year than any other season for most people. Did you know that stress makes it more likely to have a muskuloskeletal condition flair-up? It's tempting to skip your chiropractic adjustment due to time and sometimes monetary constraints. You need chiropractic adjustments more, not less during the holiday season due to stress and increased potential for flair-ups! So don't skip it!!