Typically people think of arthritis as something that only affects the elderly, but the truth is that arthritis can be a problem for people of all ages. The term arthritis is used to describe inflammation of the joints. The human body contains over 100 joints, this means that arthritis can affect many different parts of the body and can come in many different forms. These different types of arthritis have been separated into classes.
Chiropractic care is a great way to treat arthritis in many of its forms. Chiropractors make adjustments to the spine and neck to keep the body in proper alignment and functioning properly. In addition to adjustments chiropractors can help by recommending specific exercises you can do to help with whatever type of arthritis you are dealing with. Exercise is very important for successful arthritis management. It helps maintain healthy and strong muscles, joint mobility, flexibility, endurance, and helps control weight. Rest is important as well because rest helps to decrease active joint inflammation, pain, and fatigue. Arthritis patients need a good balance to achieve the best results.
Chiropractic care is an excellent choice to manage arthritis. 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 can help to reduce inflammation and can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication. Furthermore, by doing exercises suggested by your chiropractor you can build up strength in arthritic joints which can help to prevent symptoms from returning. If you are dealing with arthritis and would like to incorporate chiropractic care, give us a call at 651-730-7302.