My uncle’s knee can better predict rain than the weather channel. Many of you may have noticed this past month that their joints have been a little off too. Joints that move are called synovial joints. Inside the synovial joints is synovial fluid, it’s similar lithium or bearing grease. The viscosity of Synovial fluid is sensitive to barometric pressure. As we age (it’s not always the model year, sometimes it’s the mileage) we lose fluid and our joint spaces will also start to shrink, compounding the problem. So grandma might not be all that crazy after all.
So what do we do?
We can either petition Moulder and Scully to find who’s controlling the weather, or take better care of our joints.
What is the best way to take care of joints?
Number one chiropractic adjustments create healthy joints. Make sure you eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Inflammation also affects the viscosity of synovial fluid. An anti-inflammation diet is high in vegetable proteins and Omega 3 fatty acids. Acupuncture can also be sued to reduce internal, systemic inflammation like. Cold laser is phenomenal in calming down aggravated joints. These are all great tools for joint all over the body. Joints of the spine are a little special as they have discs between them.
What is good for spinal joints affected by low viscous synovium?
Decompression traditionally is used to treat herniated, bulged, degenerative or torn discs and pinched nerves. It work by providing relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within the spine creating a vacuum that reduces or reverses bulging, degenerative or herniated discs taking pressure off the joints and any “pinched” nerves. This vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluid into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin. The treatment is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless oscillations. These oscillations also circulate synovium fluid keeping it operating at optimum temperature and pressure.
Coming soon…Coming in the next few weeks we are getting a new decompression table loaded with the newest protocols and algorithms. We are updating the older one too, so it’ll be up to date, and have room for your friends to come with. The newer table allows for many more treatment positions making it more comfortable and ergonomic for patients of all mobility and positional limitations and acute stages.
So if you would like to be surprised when it rains and turn off your body’s weather vain give our office a call on (443) 512-0025