Arthritis = joint inflammation.
Arthritis is not a single disease, it refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and other conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. Any part of the body can become inflamed or painful from arthritis.
By the age of 70 arthritis can be very common, however this does not mean that arthritis can only affect the elderly. Some forms of arthritis can appear in childhood and early adulthood.
Arthritis is a disease that causes the joints to swell, resulting in pain, stiffness and loss of function. Particularly in the hands, knees, feet, hips and spine. (General Arthritis symptoms) Symptoms of arthritis depend of the type of arthritis and can range from benign to severe.
If you have arthritis something goes wrong with the joint(s). What goes wrong depends on what type of arthritis you have. It could be that cartilage is wearing away, a lack of fluid, infection, or a combination of many factors.
Chiropractic Care and Arthritis
Many arthritis suffers assume that nothing can be done to reverse the degeneration or relieve arthritic pain. While there may not yet be a cure for arthritis, some care options are available.
Chiropractic for arthritis addresses the practical issue of getting the body to move more freely and maintaining as much normal function as possible, so that arthritis need not be a crippling disease. Once the body is free from *subluxations, the need for pain- relieving medications lessens or disappears altogether, reducing the chances of experiencing harmful side effects from long-term use.
Before resorting to drastic options for your arthritis, such as surgery and replacing the affected joints with synthetic devices, give the team at Quantum Chiropractic a call.
Give your self the advantage of this safer, natural, non-drug form of health care.
Below is an X-ray taken of a person’s lower back. This X-ray helps illustrate the many different factors that are involved when caring for a persons spine. It also shows the varying degrees of health and condition of the spine. Some areas appear in good health and others in different states of degenerative change.
*Subluxation; a subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.
Slagel, J. (2019) Resolution of Headaches & Neck Pain in a 59-Year-Old Male with Rheumatoid Arthritis Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 19-27.
Strunk, R. & Hanses, M. (2011) Chiropractic care of a 70-year-old female patient with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 10(1), 54-59.