A Multi-Tier Approach to Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis refers to joint inflammation, resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness. Other symptoms include reduced range of motion and redness.
The Most Prevalent Types of Arthritis
There are over 100 known types of arthritis. For example, uric acid crystals can cause a form of arthritis known as gout. Other diseases, such as lupus and psoriasis, can cause different types of arthritis as well.
The most prevalent arthritis types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
This disorder causes the immune system to attack the synovial membrane, also known as the joint capsule lining.
The lining becomes swollen and inflamed, and the disease progresses to destroy the cartilage and bone inside the joint.
Osteoarthritis involves the injury to the cartilage or the bone end’s coating because of wear and tear. The cartilage allows frictionless joint movement. Cartilage damage causes restricted movement and pain from bones grinding with each other.
Osteoarthritis causes joint lining inflammation, bone changes, and connective tissue deterioration.
Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Chiropractic treatments work effectively to decrease joint inflammation. A doctor of chiropractic will examine your musculoskeletal system and recommend the following chiropractic care treatments:
Multiple Cervical Unit (MCU)
MCU is the most advanced technology for assessing and rehabilitating patients who suffer from joint inflammation, neck pain, whiplash, and other cervical spine disorders.
This therapy helps to reduce pain, improve strength, and promote full recovery from debilitating neck and joint pains.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression or gently stretching the spine using spinal traction, a specialized motorized device, reduces joint inflammation.
Chiropractic adjustments use controlled force to adjust spinal misalignments or subluxations and relieve pressure in the spine.
Doctor-supervised physical therapy and massage loosen the muscles and change soft tissue alignment and structures. This technique corrects posture problems, treats patients’ symptoms, and offers instant pain relief.
Arthritis Treatment from Active Health
The Active Health team offers a multi-tier approach to arthritis treatment that does not involve surgery or pain medication.
We use the MCU to assess and evaluate the problem points and then combine both chiropractic and physical therapy to treat arthritis and decrease the inflammation between the damaged joints.
If you want freedom from arthritis and joint pain, call our North Palm Beach, FL, office today at (561) 842-2273 to schedule an appointment.