Arthritis Treatment From Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Lifecenter
Living with arthritis is easier with the help from your chiropractor at Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Lifecenter in Livonia, Michigan. Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis and related diseases? Many types of arthritis may benefit from chiropractic care.
The most common versions of arthritis include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Chiropractic Treatments Help Deal with Arthritis Pain
Depending on the type of arthritis you have, the symptoms will be slightly different; however, you are likely to have pain. Research studies show that those who get regular chiropractic care can manage pain easier and, in general, take fewer prescription medications for pain relief.
One word of caution, chiropractic treatments are not recommended when experiencing a flareup of inflammation caused by arthritis. Chiropractic therapy is not recommended for those with a fused spine or those who have osteoporosis (weakened bones) in the neck or spine area. Be sure to tell your chiropractor about any pre-existing medical conditions such as these.
Chiropractic Treatment Recommendations
Osteoarthritis is a good candidate for treatment. Patients with osteoarthritis are likely to experience a benefit. Many feel some relief within two to six weeks of beginning therapy.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a problem with their immune system response that causes inflammation in their joints. Very gentle manipulation of the spine and joints by your doctor can help those who suffer from RA. These treatments help reduce inflammation and pain.
It is also recommended that RA patients follow a special diet that is designed to be anti-inflammatory. Treatments, combined with light exercises, help the joints move more freely. This reduces pain, which also improves mobility.
It is better to start treatments earlier that to wait until RA has advanced so significantly that the treatments are less effective. Proper RA treatments can help slow down the progression of the disease, which is highly beneficial.
Living with Arthritis
It is not easy to live with arthritis in any form. Patients who use prescription medications often find that they need to take them more frequently and increase the dosage to get pain relief. If they are taking opioids, there is a high chance of becoming addicted. For many patients, chiropractic treatments reduce pain without needing to take so much medication.
There is currently no cure for arthritis. This means that patients need to have a long-term plan to deal with the chronic condition. Chiropractic treatments are an effective part of a long-term plan.
See Your Chiropractor
There is no need to suffer alone any longer. Make an appointment for a consultation with an experienced chiropractor. Learn about chiropractic care for arthritis at Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Lifecenter serving the Michigan communities of Livonia, Westland, Canton, and Plymouth.