Arthritis can be a debilitating disease and interfere with your everyday life. If you are seeking a safe, natural treatment to manage the painful symptoms of arthritis, a chiropractic approach can be an option. Chiropractors are trained to use many techniques to help ease pain and tension that can be specific to your needs, including arthritis. The main goal in chiropractic care at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities is to alleviate pain by adjusting in the spine and skeleton to relieve stress and correct alignment and balance within the body.
Arthritis is categorized as inflammation of one or more joints. Symptoms of arthritis can appear suddenly or develop over time. Common symptoms of arthritis involve the joint and include pain, limited motion, swelling, and stiffness. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of the joint’s cartilage. This typically occurs in the more weight bearing joints such as the spine, knees, and hips but also appears commonly in the fingers. If the damage to the cartilage is severe enough, it can cause the bone to grind directly against another bone, resulting in extreme pain. This type of arthritis is most found in individuals over 60 years old but can also affect people in their 20’s or 30’s. If you have a job that involves repetitive motion or if you are an athlete, you have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that involves the immune system attacking the body’s tissues. This type of arthritis affects the lining of the joints, eventually wearing down the cartilage and bone which can cause joint erosion and deformity. The tendons and ligaments that hold the joint in place weaken and cause it to lose alignment and shape. If left untreated, this can potentially cause damage to other parts of the body such as the skin, eyes, or internal organs.
Chiropractic Adjustments For Arthritis
Chiropractic care is a great option to manage pain that comes with having arthritis. It is a safe, nonsurgical, natural alternative to pain treatments. Chiropractors are skilled in detecting and correcting misalignments and joint issues with gentle and specialized adjustments. As your body stays in its proper alignment, not only is pressure taken off the nerves, but the proper motion between the bones and joints are restored. The outcome of maintaining proper alignment can include increased flexibility and improved strength.
If you or your loved ones are suffering from arthritis or any other type of joint pain, we can help. Advanced Medical of Twin Cities even employs exercise and nutrition as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for those seeking relief from arthritis. Call us at (763) 541-1280 or use our online contact form for more information today!