Arthritis and osteoarthritis are common conditions affecting millions of Americans. Arthritis is the result of inflammation in the joint leading to the breaking down of the cartilage between joints. The breaking down of this cartilage leads to pain stiffness, swelling, redness, and a decrease in range of motion. Arthritis can affect a number of joints, including the knees, hips, back, neck, hands, and feet. The damage and inflammation caused by arthritis can be painful and can cause both the affected joints and the non-affected joints to not function properly. When a patient develops arthritis in one area, other areas in the body are likely to compensate for this dysfunction, which puts more pressure on your non-affected joints as well.
Often, we see patients result to using painkillers for this condition, which provides a temporary relief from pain and discomfort but are not a long-term solution. Chiropractic care can address the root of the problem and can alleviate pain by relieving pressure on the spine and the nervous system be restoring proper motion and alignment. Restoring proper motion to your joints will not only help alleviate your current complaints but will likely lesion the impact that arthritis has on you as the condition progresses. At Restore Chiropractic, we focus on the patient as a whole. When you come in, we will treat your entire spine rather than the sole area of complaint. We aim to restore and maintain proper movement and functionality to increase your overall well-being.