Chiropractic is a wonderful tool to help with all sorts of problems that the body may have. One of these problems is arthritis. Arthritis is defined as inflammation of the joints and there are actually two different kinds of arthritis. First there is rheumatoid arthritis which actually has multiple variants. This is an inflammatory condition which causes swelling and pain and typically affects the hands. Then there is osteoarthritis which is considered to be “wear and tear” and is characterized by degradation of joints due to age or excessive use.
The most common forms of arthritis are:
- Degenerative joint disease (DJD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
How Chiropractors Help
Chiropractic can help with arthritis in a variety of ways. One of these ways is biomechanically. If your spine is misaligned it can cause certain discs to wear down more quickly than others. This can lead to osteoarthritis. Certain areas of the spine wear out quicker than others when the spine is misaligned and this problem isn’t something you typically notice until there is pressure on the nerves in the spine causing pain. Chiropractic care will correct misalignments and keep your body properly aligned. By staying in proper alignment pressure is taken off of the nerves and the symptoms of arthritis tend to clear up. Proper alignment also helps your body to become stronger and helps to prevent those symptoms from returning. As chiropractic care helps to relieve the pain of arthritis it can also help to relieve the stress of arthritis. It will help to take the stress off of your nervous system and allow you to relax and let your body heal.
Chiropractic care is a wonderful choice to help deal with arthritis. It will not cure arthritis but it can help to alleviate the pain of arthritis. Chiropractic does this by keeping your body in proper alignment which helps take pressure off of joints and allows the body to heal. Proper alignment will also help to reduce inflammation which can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication. If you are dealing with arthritis then chiropractic care may be the solution for you so give us a call at 612-822-0149.