Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis)
Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people. Although it can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects the spine, hips, knees and hands. It can be diagnosed with an X-ray, CT, or MRI. The symptoms of osteoarthritis can usually be managed by way of treatment to slow its progression. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness, tenderness, loss of flexibility, grating sensation, bone spurs and swelling. Chiropractic care for arthritis is effective if you are looking for a conservative treatment method without the use of medication. There are more than 150 techniques that most chiropractors use for manually adjusting the joints and spine with difference degrees of force. The chiropractor will implement a treatment plan specific to your type of arthritis and needs. Chiropractors gently manipulate the spine to restore motion, and use adjunctive therapy to relieve other symptoms such as muscle spasms, etc. In addition to this, chiropractors also use passive and active exercises to further improve mobility and strength.
Chiropractic treatment for arthritis pain
If you have pain in your neck or back because of arthritis, chiropractic care is one of the safest ways to relieve the pain. The chiropractor will first take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination before determining the treatment plan that is right for you. The goal of chiropractic care for arthritis is to restore proper joint function, improve mobility, and strengthen the surrounding muscles. By doing this it will reduce overall pain and stop the progression of the degenerative changes. Some chiropractors offer different adjunctive therapies that can help with inflammatory conditions, such as ultrasound, electrotherapy, and low-level laser.
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