Chiropractic Releases Arthritic Joints From Pain
By Chris Brown
An estimated 20 percent of adults over the age of 65 will experience the effects of disabling arthritis in their lifetime. This means that for every five of your friends, one of them will contract seemingly hopeless mobility limitations and joint pain. However, there is hope for those afflicted with arthritis. Whether caused from excessive wear (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory disease (rheumatoid arthritis), chiropractic can help relieve the pain from all forms of arthritis.
The Two Main Causes of Arthritis
Arthritis has primarily two causes, chronic wear or disease. Both result in incurable, chronic pain that can have devastating impacts upon one's life and freedom of mobility. Arthritic inflammation occurs when the soft cartilage between the bones of a joint wears down and causes bone-to-bone friction with movement. Since there is no way to naturally rebuild cartilage once lost, chronic arthritis often requires surgery and a lifetime of anti-inflammatory medications carrying along a range of side effects. Chiropractic offers an alternative treatment to slow arthritic damage, reduce pain, and improve joint mobility.
Chiropractic Can Add Quality of Life to Arthritis Sufferers
While arthritis has no known cures, chiropractic has been shown to reduce painful inflammatory outbreaks, slow degradation, and increase movement of arthritic joints. At the core of chiropractic's success lies its ability to optimize the body's systems through the removal of spinal and joint dysfunctions. Firstly, this directly reduces joint inefficiency and wear by positioning the joint in its optimal position. The optimal joint position limits the friction points which prevent physical movement and causes arthritic flare-ups. Secondly, chiropractic optimizes the brain-body communication of the nerve network by removing spinal dysfunctions which may be blocking the nerves' pathways. This optimization has been shown to reduce body-wide inflammation in multiple studies and can allow greater healing in the case of damage. Although chiropractic cannot reverse cartilage wear, its removal of spinal and joint restrictions limits future joint damage and reduces current arthritic pain.
By optimizing the body's own network and natural joint positioning, arthritis relief can be found at your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic. More than 600 clinics are open during extended hours across the nation, so treatment is never far in the event of an arthritic flair up. Let the doctors at The Joint help you with an affordable, insurance-free treatment today.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Boca Raton, Fla.