Arthritis is now the leading cause of disability in America and, with more than 50 million sufferers in America alone, many people are looking towards new cures for their pain.
Research is now suggesting that chiropractic may be a great, untapped resource for ailing the pain of Arthritis sufferers.
Contrary to popular belief, Arthritis isn’t a single disease, but rather a blanket term for the 100+ types of joint disease that affect the human body.
Characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain, stiffness and swelling, Arthritis is most commonly seen in more mature adults, but can be present in persons of any age.
There are various types of Arthritis that have been shown to improve with chiropractic treatment, such as ankylosing spondylitis and tendonitis, to name a few.
How can a chiropractor help with arthritis?
Put simply: chiropractors are spinal engineers – they’re able to gently manipulate your spine and joints to their exact, desired position which then optimizes the structure and function of the base and building blocks of your body!
This is an integral part of fighting Arthritis given that so many conditions occur as a result of disc deterioration caused by “out of whack” joints.
Not only that, but spinal manipulations have been shown to directly reduce inflammation in the body by restoring the spine to it’s proper alignment.
Once your spine and joints are properly aligned, the networks between your brain and body are able to communicate most effectively, allowing the body to expedite the healing process needed to reduce inflammation.
So, with this in mind, regular chiropractic care could greatly help sufferers avoid or reduce the pain and discomfort associated with Arthritis.
Not only can chiropractors aid with Arthritis using spinal manipulation, they also often have other tools at their disposal that can held reduce Arthritis pain.
One of which is low-level laser therapy or Cold Laser Therapy, a laser treatment that can penetrate into deep tissues and reduce inflammation. This treatment, offered by some chiropractors, can be performed multiple times a week directly to the affected area and can produce impressive results in Arthritis patients.
At HealthFirst Spine & Wellness we have a myriad of techniques that we use to help Arthritis sufferers and years of experience doing so!