Alternative Treatments for Arthritis Pain
By Debra Rodzinak
All through the winter months, people all over the United States have suffered with arthritis pain and inflammation. Many of these people suffer in silence while gobbling handfuls of over-the-counter pain medications that only last a few hours.
Adverse to surgery and addictive prescription drugs, many people are searching for alternative treatments to their arthritis pain. The good news is that there are many different non-surgical options that arthritis sufferers can use to alleviate the constant pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
Spinal Arthritis and Disc Degeneration
When arthritis is located in the spine, the pain can be almost unbearable. Simple tasks such as walking or even sitting can be painful. With an aging body, the discs of the spine can wear down over time and expose the sensitive nerves of the spinal column to potential inflammation or pressure.
Depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the pain, and the location of the stiffness, the highly qualified doctors at The Joint Chiropractic develop a treatment plan with patients that addresses their specific needs and condition. With the patient in charge of his or her own treatment plan, many people who suffer with arthritis are highly pleased with their plan of attack.
Heat and Cold Therapy
Long used to relieve aching muscles in athletes and injuries of various muscles and joints, the combination of heat and cold therapy works well to relieve pain when combined with a chiropractic treatment.
Using ice to numb the pain, then switching to heat to promote blood flow and healing, this dual combination is often suggested for use by a chiropractor after a treatment. There are many different methods for delivery of the soothing heat and pain-killing ice packs.
Those who suffer with osteoarthritis find great relief with warm towels or hot packs. A useful remedy to reduce inflammation and swelling of the joints, heat also improves circulation. A nice soak in a warm Jacuzzi often relieves pain and stiffness.
If you are currently suffering with arthritis pain and stiffness, drop by The Joint Chiropractic and discuss your treatment options with one of our highly qualified doctors of chiropractic. At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors work with patients to develop a treatment plan to relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritis without the use of drugs or surgery. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding pain relief for your stiff and sore arthritic joints is just a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.