Do you experience arthritis or think you or a friend may be developing it?
Arthritis is a condition that affects more people than you may believe, and it’s not just for the older generations. Many people seek relief from arthritic pain on a regular basis in order to improve their overall quality of life! There are several different kinds of arthritis, but the general name is typically understood by the everyday person. When people speak about arthritis, they are most commonly referring to osteoarthritis.
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints and causes symptoms such as swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. These symptoms may come on suddenly and leave as quickly as they appear, or may make themselves at home in different places of your body for longer periods of time with a range of severity. Some individuals have noted that arthritis gets worse over time as you age, and may result in chronic pain that inhibits your favorite daily activities or lifestyle.
This inflammatory condition can cause changes to your joints over time if not cared for or treated in some way. Individuals who neglect their condition may develop knobby finger joints or may cause subluxations in their spine by unknowingly favoring one foot or side over the other as they walk. Did you know that more than 50 million adults and around 300,000 children have some form of arthritis? It is typically more likely to occur with women and older generations, but this condition is not exclusive in its behavior and existence.
We are often asked whether or not chiropractic care is good for arthritis and we’re here to tell you that yes, it is! Chiropractic care is a form of alternative healing and treatment meant as a supporting role in recovery and a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractic care helps find the causes of issues to correct and adjust, rather than simply treating the symptoms themselves. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “If you have back or neck pain due to osteoarthritis, chiropractic is one of the safest therapies you can use.”
A giant misconception about chiropractic care is that chiropractors just ‘snap crackle pop’ your back or neck in a session and that’s all. There is so much more to the chiropractic field than your typical neck adjustment, we assure you! Chiropractors like Dr.Bob are trained to use a variety of techniques to help relieve pain, tension, and discomfort by addressing the root cause. This allows chiropractors to treat people of all ages, occupations, and transitions in life for the variety of conditions they may experience through life!
As an example, and something that’s not often realized by those who are new to chiropractic, chiropractic care can be exceptionally helpful to pregnant mothers! Dr. Bob has an adjustable table specifically made to be able to create room for a mother’s body shape and still be able to treat her for regular chiropractic care. We all know that the act of carrying children can put a strain on a mom’s lower back, so chiropractic care for pregnant mothers is incredibly helpful! For more information about that topic, we recommend checking out our blog that dives more into it:
At the root of things, chiropractic care works exceptionally well for arthritis when it pertains to specific joints. If the structure or mobility of a joint is impared due to arthritis, chiropractic care is one of the best ways to address and adjust it. We often have patients who come in for adjustments for their arthritis and after consistent upkeep and regular appointments, they can start to see the benefits and relief! Releasing subluxations in your spine and adjusting those arthritic joints can often provide pain relief even after a single adjustment, believe it or not!
When you first visit Dr. Bob here at Lowcountry Chiropractic you will receive a thorough consultation, exam and x-rays. Dr. Bob will review your x-rays with you on the next visit, and if he feels he can help you, he will begin treatment to help you get back on track. He will manually adjust the spine and other joints if necessary with the technique that best suits your body’s needs!
To further dive into how chiropractic care can help arthritis, osteoarthritis is the specific form of arthritis best treated by chiropractors. This condition relates directly to the bones and joints of the body and slowly wears them down over time. As this condition continues to develop, joints may become more likely to get out of alignment or have trouble ‘sitting’ where they should. As chiropractic care is specifically designed to adjust bones and joints, you can trust a chiropractor to know the right techniques and adjustments to correct your joints and keep them aligned.
You deserve to live your life without pain and discomfort! If you experience aches and pains related to arthritis and arthritic conditions, chiropractic care can give your body a second chance! Regular adjustments can help keep your joints in line, and we also provide massage therapy within our office to assist with muscular healing and pain! If you’re interested in signing up for one of our massage therapy sessions, be sure to ask about it at your next appointment with Dr.Bob (and mention this blog when you do!).
Chiropractic care is a great option for a nonsurgical, nonmedicinal, natural alternative to arthritic pain treatment! Dr. Bob Salamon is skilled in recognizing misalignments and joint issues in the human body at every appointment, and we can guarantee you’ll feel the difference when you leave! Over time, the outcome of seeing us for regular adjustments can lead to increased flexibility, improved strength, improved sleep, improved mobility, and importantly, exceptional pain relief!
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