A musculoskeletal abnormality is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system. They can be due to deformity or malformation.
There are a large number of different musculoskeletal abnormalities affecting one or a combination of bone and muscle development in the skull, trunk and limbs. This page therefore can only broadly introduce the topic and we will try to refer just to some of them, that you may have heard of.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Muscular Dystrophy
It is about basically permanent anatomical abnormalities, generally may not amenable to correction by conservative treatments. However, some leg length inequalities and some ankle and foot issues can be corrected conservatively.
Briefly, most musculoskeletal abnormalities can’t be cured, at all, even by chiropractic.
The question remains, what can we as chiropractors do for musculoskeletal abnormalities? What we can do is to relieve the pain as much is possible and prevent the damage musculoskeletal abnormalities creates.
If a joint is fixated and out of alignment, it’s not working the way it should. The stuck or uneven surfaces will begin to grind. This grinding causes inflammation, leading to arthritis and if left untreated, joint damage results.
If we can allow for proper alignment and function, we will have stopped the process that was causing the arthritis in the first place. Studies show that when a joint is stuck for seven days or longer, it causes microtears in the disc. These tears mean the disc is breaking down and decaying, causing arthritis.
We’ll make sure your joints are never fixated for more than those crucial seven days, preventing deterioration. We suggest arthritis patients see us regularly, and will make your personalized recommendations for care after thoroughly assessing your case.