Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease is the most common arthritic disease. It affects more than 16 million Americans. If a joint in the body is under more stress then it was designed to handle the cartilage in that joint begins to wear out and arthritis starts to set in. Extra bone then begins to form in the joint and it will start to irritate the other bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves in the area, leading to mild to severe joint pain for the individual.
Ignore it - the problem gets worse with time
Rest - does nothing to remove the stress from the joint in the long run
Ice - cools down the inflammation but does not remove the irritation
Medication - temporarily covers up the pain, but does not remove the stress on the joint, and may have harmful side effects
Surgery - absolute last resort
Chiropractic care can help immensely with arthritis. The doctors at SpineCare are specifically trained in analyzing the bio-mechanics of the spine to determine where the extra stress is occurring and why. Once this is established they can begin treatment to remove the cause of the arthritis and keep it from reoccurring or getting worse.
If you are experiencing achy joints contact us and take back your life today.
SpineCare Chiropractic Center 919-460-4546