Arthritis is a condition which affects the joints and causes a lot of pain. It is more common in elderly people, but inflammation of the joints can affect young adults as well. Arthritis can be rather crippling and debilitating if it is not under control.
When you go to a chiropractor for the first time, they will talk to you about your history and the experience you have had with arthritis. They will discuss your symptoms and they will try to find ways to reduce your pain and help you manage the condition.
If your arthritis has been chronic and are on medication, you should talk to your primary doctor before you visit the chiropractor, to make sure that you are not making the condition worse – and to rule out any other medical conditions that might be causing joint pain. However, once you have figured out the cause of the pain you have plenty of options for managing the condition with the help of a chiropractor.
Once examined, the chiropractor will come up with a treatment plan that will get you to the goal that we’ve set out for you. It’s a comprehensive treatment that includes adjustments, electrical stimulation, massage therapy, nutritional consultation, and exercise. When the plan is implemented in its entirety, the results are much faster and effective for long term pain relief. There are no shortcuts to great health and you must put in the time.
Chiropractic adjustments can help people who are suffering from arthritis – depending on the type of arthritis and the severity of it. Chiropractors primarily work with the spine, joints, and muscles to restore the function and decreasing pain. When the joints are inflamed, the muscles get stiff and prevent blood from flowing in and out. With chiropractic adjustments, the blood flows easier through the joints which enable the body to bring new blood cells to the area to feed and replenish the area. Also, mobile joints also push out inflammation thus reducing pain.
Note that chiropractic care for arthritis is not a cure. It’s a way to relieve pain naturally. Often times, medication is required to also help with severe arthritis. If you want to give chiropractic care a try for your arthritis, please give our Jacksonville chiropractor office a call and we are more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.