Arthritis is an incredibly common, albeit misunderstood, disease. It is defined as an inflammation of one or more joints that can lead to discomfort, pain, and stiffness throughout the joints and the body. Symptoms commonly include joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and a decreased range of motion…all of which usually worsen with age. So, can chiropractic help?
What exactly is arthritis?
Arthritis isn’t actually a single disease. There are over a hundred different severities and types of arthritis, and more than 50 million people are affected by it, which makes it the number one cause of disability in the US. Pretty overwhelming, right? To make things a bit less complicated, we’ve narrowed down the two main types of arthritis that respond well to chiropractic treatment.
1. Osteoarthritis: a degenerative disorder that impacts the flexibility of joint cartilage
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: a disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the joints
These two types of arthritis have something in common: by combining self-care with chiropractic, you will have a solid line of defense to manage discomfort and relieve pain.
How can chiropractic help?
If you a seeking a non-invasive, natural, and safe alternative to surgery or prescription drugs, chiropractic is a wonderful form of care, even for those seeking relief from arthritis. The team here at Stiles Chiropractic will provide you with gentle and non-addictive therapies, particularly chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments reduce joint restrictions and misalignments in the spine and the body. Our goal is to reduce inflammation and improve the overall function of the affected joints and the nervous system. When we increase the mobility of the joints and improve the function of the nervous system and overall spinal health, we help your body have a better opportunity to manage the symptoms caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Our chiropractic patients suffering from arthritis have experienced:
Reduced pain and discomfort
Increased range of motion
If you are experiencing symptoms from arthritis and would like to see if chiropractic can help, contact us today. Our team will help treat the cause of the issue, and get you on track to better health and wellness.