Arthritis may be really common but ironically, not many understand this disease. Arthritis is what we call inflammation of one or more joints. It can cause discomfort, pain, and stiffness that only gets worse as a patient age.
Unlike what most people think, arthritis is not just a single disease. In fact, there are more than a hundred types and levels of severity of the disease. But there are two main types of arthritis that many people suffer from.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder that affects joint cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is a chronic inflammatory disorder in joints. Both of these types of arthritis can benefit from chiropractic care.
If you suffer from arthritis, how can chiropractic care help you?
Chiropractic care can help relieve pain that is caused by arthritis. It is a safe and non-invasive treatment that you can try as an alternative to over-the-counter pain medications or prescription opioids.
Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care that arthritis patients will enjoy:
- Decreased Inflammation
- Better range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Reduced discomfort and pain
Chiropractors provide a gentle and non-invasive therapy which is also known as chiropractic adjustment. It can reduce misalignments in the spine and joint restrictions which helps reduce inflammation and eventually improve the function of the affected joint. As joint mobility is improved and as your spinal health and nervous system function gets better, your body also gets better at managing other symptoms of arthritis.
Do you want to see if your arthritis can be improved by chiropractic care? Schedule an appointment with us at Back in Balance and we’ll have a consultation and an examination if needed.