Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, which can cause pain, discomfort, and stiffness throughout the joints and the body. Common symptoms of arthritis include swelling, joint pain and stiffness, and decreased range of motion — all of which typically worsen with age. Arthritis is a common disease that more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with yearly, yet it is still a misunderstood disease. There are multiple types of the disease with ranges in severity, making it one of the leading causes of disability in America.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help:
- Reduces Inflammation: Joint pain occurs because of joint inflammation. While pain medications have the ability to alleviate the pain temporarily, they do not directly deal with the source of said pain. The intent of chiropractic care is to directly treat the source of pain. The therapeutic methods of chiropractic treatment aim to increase blood circulation and decrease inflammation.
- Flexibility: Chiropractic care can also stretch your muscles and tissues by administering a limited amount of force manually or by means of an instrument. Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body, thus reducing inflammation and increasing range of motion.
- Removes soreness: A chiropractor will make adjustments to the neck or spine to reduce joint inflammation, improve joint functioning and alleviate pain. Oftentimes this is accompanied by massage techniques to provide further relief of soreness from arthritis.
- No Side Effects: Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to treating and caring for the body. Chiropractic practitioners will first examine a new patient’s medical history and perform a physical exam before consulting with the patient. This will lead to a decision regarding the course of action that is appropriate for the patient.
Chiropractic care can be a great option for managing and relieving pain caused by arthritis. Routine chiropractic care provides those who deal with arthritis a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain. Chiropractors do not seek to simply suppress pain, but rather they seek to directly treat the source of pain. If you feel as if you can benefit from chiropractic care to treat arthritis and joint pain, we urge you to make an appointment with us. Our Duluth Chiropractor Robert Torgrimson has over 30 years of professional chiropractic experience. You can contact Associated Chiropractic Physicians at (218) 728-3686, we look forward to helping you!