Arthritis is a painful disease that strikes millions of Americans. The painful inflammation of the joints can make it difficult to do even the easiest of tasks. If you are one of the millions suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis and are in search of a safe and natural treatment option, then chiropractic care is for you! The chiropractic team at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities focuses on your needs and will aim to reduce or eliminate pain by adjusting your spine and skeletal frame to correct your body alignment and hopefully, relieve stress.
Arthritis is simply defined as the swelling of any joints. The chronic pain symptoms can come on suddenly or develop slowly over time. Common symptoms of arthritis include localized pain, limited range of motion, joint swelling, and joint stiffness. There are two types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of the cartilage within a joint (typically, in weight-bearing joints like the spine, knees, and hips). If the cartilage damage is severe enough, it can cause bones to grind together resulting in pain. This type of arthritis is most found in seniors, aged 60 and over, but can also affect people as young as 20 years old. Those whose daily motions include repetitive actions have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis however is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the body’s tissues. This type of arthritis eventually wears down the cartilage around the joint, leading to eventual breaking down of the joint. If left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis can damage other parts of the body such as the skin, eyes, or internal organs.
Chiropractic Adjustments: 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!