No such thing as a "bad" body part

March 12, 2014

This week on KELO's It’s Your Business Golf Show Dr. Reinecke talked about how you don't have to live with a "bad knee" or "bum shoulder," many times servere injuries are overlooked. See what he has to say below and tune in Wednesday mornings from 9-10 on on KELO 1320AM &107.9FM.

Bill:           Last week you told us about pelvic instability.  What do you have this week?

Max:        I want to talk to the people out there who think they have a bad body part.

Bill:           What?

Max:        You know – why are you limping?  Oh, it’s my bad knee acting up. 

Oh, what happened to you?  I was doing fine until that darn shoulder of mine started acting up.

Bill:           You mean that stuff we think we have to live with?

Max:        Yes!  Some severe injuries do leave a joint with permanent damage, but many times there’s a problem that is over looked that keeps a problem from healing optimally.

Bill:           Tell me more. 

Max:        There are 4 different conditions that can be the underlying cause of that “bad body part”.

                  Muscle weakness

                  Scar tissue buildup

                  Latent (or hidden) trigger points

                  Faulty joint mechanics

These are all things we treat regularly at Reinecke Chiropractic with great results.

I’m going to spend the next 4 weeks going over each of the 4 complications that may be at the root of their complaint, how we diagnose the problem, and what we do about it.

Bill:           Just exactly what kind of conditions are we talking about?

Max:        Most of us have sprained something like an ankle or wrist.  Some of us have complaints that may flare up due to over-use like tendonitis in the elbow or knee.  Some of us have a right knee that’s wearing out faster than the left.  These are all things that may respond to the correct therapy.

Bill:           What kinds of therapy are you talking about?

Max:        Cervical & lumbar disc adjustments to restore nerve function to the muscle

                  ARP wave neuro-therapy to reduce scar tissue build-up

                  Manual therapy to an overlooked tissue

                  Specific adjustment to the joint itself

Bill:           What will your topic be next week?

Max:        Next week we’ll start with how disc problems in the neck may affect the shoulder, elbow or wrist, and how lumbar disc problems many times are responsible for knee or foot complaints.