How Chiropractic Can Help with Arthritis
Arthritis is one of America’s most misunderstood diseases. The key thing to know is that arthritis is actually not a single disease. There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and related diseases, making it one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States.
The Issue with Traditional Treatments
Traditional medical practitioners have focused on treatments with a range of medications and even invasive surgery. Commonly, prescription opioid medications or over-the-counter pain medications are prescribed to patients to help manage pain. For many arthritis sufferers, these medications may not be a route that they want to go.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Arthritis?
Routine chiropractic care provides arthritis patients with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to traditional arthritis treatments. Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignment in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and pain. These adjustments can even improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system.
By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, the body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.