There are a lot of different aspects to caring for joints and joint pain and arthritis.
The main thing a chiropractor does is we focus on chiropractic adjustments which realign the vertebrae and the mechanics of your spine and how smooth the motion is in every single joint. Your spinal column is made up of forty-eight different joints that all line up together and when things are lined up well, they’re going to move smoothly and you won’t have any pressure or inflammation or anything that’s going to cause degeneration of cartilage.
When someone comes into a chiropractor’s office and they already have arthritis, it’s about minimizing the effect of it and making sure that it doesn’t progress.
We do spinal adjustments to break up any misalignments and fixations to get the joints lined up properly. That will improve the mechanics. With improved mechanics, the joint is less likely to degenerate. And most importantly, the better those bones of the spine are lined up, the less pressure or irritation to the spinal nerves which basically control and coordinate everything in your body.
We make sure that those pathways are clear because those bones of the spine are designed to protect your central nervous system. They protect the nerves. If they are out of alignment, they will degenerate and they will also irritate the very nerves that they are designed to protect and that can cause a host of other health issues.
Addressing the pain is by improving mechanics, making sure the patient knows to keep moving and making sure that any arthritic condition doesn’t progress by keeping a great aligned spine.
Dr. Gregg D. Rubinstein, D.C., is a midtown Manhattan chiropractor with over 20 years of experience providing customized chiropractic treatment services to a wide range of clients in the Midtown Manhattan/West New York City area. Dr. Gregg Rubinstein and 57th Street Chiropractic can be reached at (917) 534-6484 and is located at 119 West 57th St. in New York, NY.