Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

Arthritis

Are you among the 20 million people that suffer from arthritis? There are many causes for arthritis so it’s imperative that you see a practitioner that will take the time to understand what caused your arthritis so that they can offer the best treatment option for you. 

We offer drug-free, non-surgical treatment for arthritis at our office with:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to improve overall posture and alignment, and reduce nerve, muscle, and joint irritation 
  • Corrective exercises to strengthen muscles, stabilize joints, and improve mobility
  • Nutritional advice and supplements to give your body the fuel and materials it needs to heal and function
  • Practical lifestyle recommendations to help you manage and reduce the damaging effects of stress

What is arthritis?

‘Arthritis’ means inflammation of joints.  Most people complain of this in the major load and stress-bearing joints of the body  – knees, hips, toes, fingers, spine, shoulders – and attribute it to “getting old.”

Possible causes and treatment options

In reality, there are many reasons why joint inflammation occurs, and it is important to understand these when choosing your treatment options.  

  • Old and/or repetitive injuries – this is probably the most common complaint.  Old injuries, even minor ones, that didn’t heal properly set up conditions for excess wear and tear on joints.  The chronic inflammation is actually your body’s way of trying to clean up ongoing damage!
  • Weak and/or tight muscles — poorly functioning muscles create stress on the joints and ligaments.  Bone spurs are basically scars and calluses that develop at tendon and ligament attachments due to long term irritation.
  • Dehydration — consider the flexibility of a dry sponge compared to a wet one. 
  • Poor nutrition — processed and chemically laden food-like substances, especially sugars and fats,  are highly inflammatory to your whole body and can present as joint and muscle pain. It is also important to consider food sensitivities that create systemic inflammation.  

The usual medical approach to any “-itis” is anti-inflammatory medication.  Unfortunately, these cause even more serious problems like gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular, kidney, and liver damage.  Steroids are another common recommendation. They make you feel better by basically shutting down your immune system. They also actually cause soft tissue and joint degeneration with repetitive use.  Sounds like a great idea, right?

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