Can Routine Chiropractic Care help you Manage Arthritis?

Shane Mezger
Shane Mezger

Can Routine Chiropractic Care help you Manage Arthritis?

What is

Arthritis

?

Arthritis is a diagnosed medical condition that results in damage to the body’s joints, causing discomfort and pain. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can affect people of all ages. Other common symptoms of Arthritis include swelling, joint pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion — typically worsening with age. Although there is usually no cure for arthritis, there are ways to manage the condition and, if detected early enough, possibly slow, stop or even improve the condition.

There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and related diseases. In 2017-18, one in seven Australians (15.0% or 3.6 million people) had a diagnosis of arthritis.

Types of Arthritis

There are two main types of arthritis that can benefit from routine chiropractic care:

1. Osteoarthritis – A degenerative disorder affecting flexible joint cartilage

2. Rheumatoid Arthritis – A chronic inflammatory disorder in joints

In both cases, self-care combined with non-invasive, non-addictive treatment should serve as your first line of defence to manage and relieve pain and discomfort.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Arthritis?

Chiropractic care can be a great way to relieve pain and manage symptoms of arthritis. Routine Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to managing low back pain which is commonly managed otherwise by the use of prescription medication and over-the-counter pain medications.

A certified Chiropractor will deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy called an Adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce the restriction and misalignment in the degenerating and injured joints, which helps your body to heal by reducing inflammation and improving function in both the affected joints and nervous system.

Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide to arthritis patient

  • Improve joint motion
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased activity and lifestyle

To see if Chiropractic care is the right choice for your condition, at The Posture Doctor, qualified Chiropractors will perform a thorough history and examination, and if necessary, refer you to get X-rays or MRI. Based on the results, we may recommend working with other healthcare professionals, such as your local GP, Podiatrist, Naturopath etc., to seek the best possible outcome for you.

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The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this page, are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this page is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of the benefits of chiropractic care. It is not intended to provide or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your chiropractor, physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this page.

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