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Did you know that muscle strength and life expectancy are linked?

When the Ruiz study came out in 2008 it got me really excited.

For years I found that adjusting people made them stronger and also made them healthier, now there was good evidence that stronger people lived longer.

AND, being weak increases your chance of morbidity and mortality. ( ie disease and death)
This has been verified in over 60 studies (reference link)

These studies firmly establish the link between muscle weakness, increased chance of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and early death.

Some measure handgrip strength, others use the large axial and limb muscles but all reach basically the same conclusion. The stronger you are, the longer you live and the less disability you suffer. This effect is independent of age, fitness, exercise and BMI (body weight).

At SpineLab we can make patients stronger instantly, without exercise: that’s the power of the adjustment.

So rather than treating you for the pain in your neck or back your plan of care is aimed at building a stronger, healthier you and keeping your whole family all that way.

So Stay Strong



Dr Carl


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