Arthritis is a general term that refers to joint inflammation and stiffness. It actually encompasses a number of conditions, including osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of the disease. In addition to joint stiffness, arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and even a complete loss of joint function. Approximately 46 million people currently live with arthritis in the U.S. alone – many of whom could benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis
Chiropractors are very familiar with the musculoskeletal system and the conditions that affect it. At our office, we believe that treatment for arthritis should extend beyond rest and the use of pain medications. In fact, we believe that chiropractic care can play an integral role in the management of arthritis – even reducing the severity of symptoms in some cases.
When our patients are diagnosed with arthritis, we often recommend lifestyle modifications, such as dietary and exercise changes that help minimize joint inflammation and encourage mobility. In addition, we may recommend chiropractic adjustments for the management of pain. In fact, chiropractic has been found to be so helpful in the management of arthritis that a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found it to be the number one preferred alternative treatment for arthritis in the U.S.
For more information about chiropractic and how it can help you manage your arthritis symptoms, contact us today. We’ll schedule a consultation to help you determine whether chiropractic is right for you.
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