Arthritis can be a debilitating disease that limits mobility and causes extreme pain and discomfort. There are many treatments for arthritis depending on the type and severity that you have. One of the best ways to avoid taking too much pain medication or becoming addicted to opioids is to use chiropractic treatment to manage your arthritis symptoms.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is actually a generalized term. There are many different types of arthritis. The most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by degeneration of the cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is actually an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the joints. Both of these types of arthritis, as well as some other types of arthritis, can be treated effectively with chiropractic treatment.
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
There are many benefits that you will enjoy after chiropractic treatment for your arthritis. Many of these benefits can come with routine treatments, with relief lasting anywhere from one to four weeks. Some of these benefits will be most noticeable after several treatments. The benefits you will notice right away include:
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Reduced inflammation
- Increase in range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Increased activity and a more active lifestyle
If you are suffering from arthritis and want to try something different to manage your pain and limitations, contact us for an exam and consultation. If necessary, we will order tests such as X-rays or an MRI to determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic treatment of your arthritis. After a few sessions of aligning your spine, improving your nervous system, and aligning your joints, you will begin to notice the benefits of chiropractic treatment for arthritis.