Guest Blog Post by Dr. J. Branden Garland, owner Oregon Sports and Family Chiropractic
Our human body is made to move. We have a resilient frame and structure that is designed to heal and strengthen. There is a phrase used commonly known as “wear and tear”, but I like to refer to this instead as “wear and repair”. It may seem like a knit-picky distinction, but for my patients it is an empowering distinction.
When I read imaging reports and see degenerative changes, my first thought is not that this person is fragile. Instead, I view these as “wrinkles of the spine”, and part of the normal aging process. Most human bodies after the age of 35 will show some evidence of degeneration in joints and tissue, as this is the natural “wear and repair” process the body goes through.