Arthritis and Chiropractic Care
Arthritis is a very common disease, but one that is also misunderstood. It is defined as an inflammation in one or more joints, which can lead to discomfort, stiffness, and pain throughout one's joints and body. Symptoms commonly include joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and decreased range of motion. Unfortunately, these symptoms all typically worsen with age. Here's what you need to know and if chiropractic can help.
WHAT IS ARTHRITIS EXACTLY?
Arthritis is not actually a single disease. There are more than 100 types and severities of arthritis and there are more than 50 million people affected by it, which makes it the number one cause of disability in the US. That may sound overwhelming, so we'll make things a bit less complicated and narrow it down to two main types of arthritis that respond well to chiropractic.
1. Osteoarthritis: a degenerative disorder that affects the flexibility of joint cartilage
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: a chronic inflammatory disorder in the joints
Fortunately, a combination of both self-care and chiropractic care is an excellent line of defense to manage discomfort and relieve pain.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
Chiropractic care is an excellent option for arthritis sufferers seeking a safe, natural, and non-invasive alternative to prescription drugs. Here at Markson Chiropractic, we provide our patients with gentle and non-addictive therapies, primarily chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments will reduce misalignments and joint restrictions located in the spine and body. Our goal is to reduce inflammation, which leads to improved function of the affected joints and the nervous system as a whole. By increasing the joint's mobility and improving the health of the spine and nervous system as a whole, your body will be better able to manage the symptoms caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Our arthritis patients have experienced:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Better flexibility
- Increased range of motion
If you are interested in trying chiropractic care to help manage your arthritis symptoms, call our office for a consultation. We will help you on your path to wellness!