Can Chiropractic Care help Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis affects a large number of Australians and is the most prevalent type of arthritis.
There is no cure for Osteoarthritis; however sufferers will often get excellent benefits from having regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic therapy alleviates pain by making adjustments in the spine and skeleton in order to relieve stress and correct alignment and balance within the body. Our body is such an amazing structure and actually has the innate ability to heal itself when all areas of the body are operating as they should.
By focusing on restoring and maintaining movement and functioning of your musculoskeletal system, chiropractic can be beneficial in managing your pain and preventing the condition from worsening.
While movement maybe painful it is movement that is shown to be among the best treatments for the arthritic joint.
Keeping the joint mobile helps to reduce the constant inflammation and has shown marked improvements in the long-term relief of the associated pain.
So it is a matter of finding the CORRECT movements to assist with joint mobility and lubrication. This is where a certified doctor of chiropractic can help.
When your body is in alignment, pressure is taken off the nerves, allowing the motion between the bones and joints to be restored. The outcome of maintaining proper alignment can include increased flexibility and improved strength.
Often you may find just treating the surrounding tissues may significantly reduce the overall pain of arthritis. Chiropractic also offers several adjunct therapies which are exceptionally effective in targeting the pain source.
For e.g. laser therapy is a safe and effective solution to relieving pain and healing the body without surgery or prescribing of harmful medications.
TENS therapy or Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation uses a low voltage electrical current to provide pain relief;
And acupuncture to name just a few.
Chiropractic care, a balanced diet and a personalised exercise program may help control the musculoskeletal changes associated with your arthritic condition.
And hopefully remove the need for medication for this condition.
To find out if chiropractic therapy is right for you call our office to arrange a comprehensive initial consultation and examination.
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