Specific Chiropractic May Help With Arthritis Symptoms
Our gentle chiropractic adjustments may help your ability to overcome these symptoms by decreasing stress to your nervous system, joints, and muscles and improving overall function. Some types of arthritis are caused by stress to your skeletal system, resulting in pain and suffering. It is important to correct spinal misalignments before they progress further and lead to avoidable degeneration.
While most arthritis treatments require medication and/or surgery, chiropractic care relies on gently, non-invasive adjustments to alleviate the pain associated with arthritis.
How can Chiropractic help those suffering from arthritis pain?
The arthritis doctors at Specific Chiropractic of Boca Raton use a combination of methods to help alleviate the pain our patients with arthritis experience. We begin with a complimentary consultation to first decide if we can help you. We may decide to take x-rays in order to determine if we can indeed help treat your arthritis. If our doctors believe they can help, we begin with gentle adjustments to the spine and to the affected area. Patients often report feeling relief after their first adjustment, but depending on the severity and type of arthritis, it may take a few visits before you begin to notice improvements.
Our Boca Raton Chiropractors have helped patients with the following arthritis symptoms:
Decreased range of motion/mobility
Redness and bruising
Does it matter what type of arthritis I have?
Osteoarthritis, the most common kind of arthritis, occurs when the cartilage that protects and cushions your joints degenerates, causing bone to rub against bone, resulting in swelling and pain. Chiropractic care may be able to address the underlying cause of this degeneration. Joints may be damaged over time because they are out of proper alignment. Our Boca Raton arthritis doctors may fix your alignment issues and prevent your arthritis from getting worse, though it cannot restore lost cartilage.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis are joint diseases that result in your immune system attacking otherwise healthy tissue. The main treatment is medication that works on your immune system. If you're currently taking medications, you should first discuss chiropractic care with your medical doctor.