What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is one of America’s most neglected illnesses, despite its prevalence. Arthritis is a condition in which one or more joints become inflamed, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness throughout the body. Swelling, joint pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion are common symptoms of arthritis and joint inflammation, which typically worsens with age.
The term “arthritis” refers to a group of diseases rather than a particular disease. The disease has over 100 different forms and severity levels, making it the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting over 50 million people.
Two forms of arthritis may benefit from regular chiropractic treatment:
Osteoarthritis – A degenerative disorder that affects the cartilage in flexible joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Chronic inflammation of the joints.
Self-care along with non-invasive, non-addictive medication should be the first layer of protection in managing and alleviating pain and discomfort in both cases.
Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Chiropractic treatment is an efficient way to both treat and alleviate the pain associated with arthritis. Chiropractic treatment is a healthy, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids and over-the-counter pain relievers, which are widely prescribed to arthritis patients to help them control their pain.
A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle and non-invasive therapy provided by chiropractors. Chiropractic adjustments aim to reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected joint and nervous system by reducing joint restrictions or misalignment in the spine and other joints in the body. Your body can help control symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis by increasing joint mobility and improving nervous system function and spinal health.
The following are some of the health benefits that chiropractic adjustments and treatment can bring to patients with arthritis:
- Lessened pressure and discomfort
- Reduced inflammation
- Improvement in range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Increased physical activity and a healthier lifestyle
At Atlas Injury to Health, we will conduct a consultation, review, and if possible, refer you for medical imaging to determine if chiropractic treatment is appropriate for your condition.
If you are experiencing joint pain or other physical discomforts, please see a chiropractor and get the help you need. Atlas Injury to Health in Winter Garden, Florida, will offer you treatment according to your needs. Dr. Michael St. Louis uses a variety of approaches to assist his patients to reduce stress, relieve joint pain, fix lower back pain, minimize tension, improve body cognitive-communication, and provide insight on how to fix sciatica. Our primary concern is for your overall well-being.
Contact us at 407-656-0390 or [email protected] to learn more.