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Spinal Degeneration (aka Osteoarthritis)

Disc Degeneration

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between the joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.

Osteoarthritis has no age barriers and there is no known cure. The best treatment is to manage symptoms of pain, stiffness and swelling, improve your joint mobility and flexibility, of course having a healthy weight and exercising is key to your overall health.

If you think of your body as a machine, it must be nurtured and maintained to operate optimally just like any piece of machinery you use.

Taking care of your health by preventative measures is always the best course of action. If you find yourself in discomfort please make an appointment with Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor to discuss what assistance can be offered to you.

So don’t hesitate, call now on 4721 2143 to improve your quality of life.

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Ice v Heat, When Do You Use?

Ice v Heat MALWeb

Generally, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.

If you sustain a sprain or strain injury it gets worse later that night or the next day. The trick is to apply ice not heat, as heat encourages further inflammation, while ice reduces it.

Taking care of your health by preventative measures is always the best course of action. If you find yourself in discomfort please make an appointment with Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor to discuss what assistance can be offered to you.

So don’t hesitate, call now on 4721 2143 to improve your quality of life.

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