Arthritis Pain Relief
Arthritis is known by many names—but all of them suggest a condition that can be both painful and debilitating. In some situations, it is an autoimmune disorder of your joints, and in other it occurs when the cartilage that lines your joint surfaces wears out. In fact, arthritis encompasses over 100 conditions and diseases.
Arthritis is the primary cause of disability in the United States. Although arthritis is a serious health issue, pain relief is available through effective treatments. Chiropractic treatments have been remarkably adequate in treating arthritis and its symptoms, both in genetic and non-genetic related forms of arthritis.
Understanding the Causes of Arthritis
Arthritis, which involves the breakdown of cartilage, can be caused by normal “wear and tear”, or result from autoimmune disease, a broken bone, or infection. Symptoms can include joint pain, inflammation and fatigue. Both cartilage (a rubber-like material that cushions your bones during motion) and synovial fluid (a lubricant that mobilizes your joints in movement) can deteriorate due to normal aging injury or other processes in your body. As a result, your bones may rub directly together inside your joint leading to stiffness and pain during movements.
The most common symptoms of arthritis occur in the proximity around the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis the symptoms may include:
- Joint Pain
- Loss of muscle control
- Decreased range of motion
There are several areas to acknowledge when managing and treating arthritis pain. Education, nutrition and exercise, as well as supporting your joints are all parts for managing arthritis. Another option for pain relief and improved movement is chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatments deal with treating and preventing musculoskeletal system disorders and the effects of those disorders on your nervous system and general health. Chiropractic care for arthritis begins with an examination and x-rays (if indicated). The goal of chiropractic care is to minimize your damage, slow the pace of your condition, and minimize pain. Our chiropractor physician will evaluate your condition and create a personalized treatment plan designed to fit your particular needs.
If you are suffering from arthritis pain and are unsure of what to do, give us a call. We are here to help. We will set up an initial consultation to help identify your pain and begin treatment to help you gain pain relief.