Can Chiropractic help with Arthritis?


Understanding Arthritis and How Chiropractic Care Could Help Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a common disease that affects millions of People. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood diseases in today. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain, discomfort, and stiffness throughout the joints and the body. The common symptoms of arthritis and joint inflammation include swelling, joint pain and stiffness, and decreased range of motion, which usually worsen with age.

It is important to note that “arthritis” is not a single disease. In fact, there are over 100 different types and severities of the disease, making it the leading cause of disability in America, affecting more than 50 million people. However, two main types of arthritis that can benefit from routine chiropractic care are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder that affects flexible joint cartilage, while rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder in joints. In both cases, self-care combined with non-invasive, non-addictive treatment should serve as your first line of defense to manage and relieve pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve pain caused by arthritis. Routine chiropractic care provides arthritis patients with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain.

Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide several health benefits to arthritis patients, including reduced pain and discomfort, decreased inflammation, improved range of motion, improved flexibility, and increased activity and lifestyle. Moreover, chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other healthcare professionals, including massage therapists, physical therapists, or other primary care physicians.

If you are considering chiropractic care for your arthritis, it is important to note that a consultation and examination will be conducted to determine if it is right for your condition. Based on the findings of the chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your arthritis with other healthcare professionals.

In conclusion, arthritis is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. However, with the right care and treatment, it is possible to manage and relieve pain caused by arthritis. Chiropractic care provides patients with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications.

If you are experiencing arthritis symptoms, consider consulting with a chiropractor to discuss if chiropractic care is right for you. Take control of your health and start managing your arthritis pain today!