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Chiropractic Care and Arthritis: Can It Help?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Arthritis is the worst feeling. If you've never experienced any joint pain or stiffness, you're incredibly lucky. We don't realize just how much we use our joints until it's difficult to move them. If arthritis is in the fingers, it's hard to type, grab objects, and use your hands in general. If it's in your hips, it's hard to walk, sit, or rotate the hips. Unfortunately for many, finding relief for arthritis is quite a task. And while it's important to see your doctor and follow their advice, it's important to look for other ways to deal with arthritis as well. To help them find relief, many are turning to the chiropractor. But does it work? Will you finally feel relief and be able to move our body without the pain? If you suffer from arthritis, take a look at why seeing the chiropractor might be a good idea. 

Chiropractors Maximize Function

Chiropractors won't completely cure arthritis -- it doesn't work that way. But here's what they can do: They can restore and maximize joint function. Through manipulation of the spine and the joints, they may be able to restore mobility and range of motion. They may improve the function of the joint so that you can use it without the pain. And with this restoration of function comes easier movement, more activity, and the ability to lead a life that's more fun and appealing. If you feel as though arthritis has rendered you down and out, don't give up! This is where the chiropractor may be able to help you make big gains and feel your best.

Swelling May Prevent Immediate Care

The first and most important task of the chiropractor is to keep you safe. They won't sacrifice your safety in any way -- especially to make a buck. Because of this, they may avoid immediate treatment if you have significant active swelling. Why? Because the swelling might make it difficult for them to do their job safely. Instead, they'll recommend that you ask your general practitioner for help with the swelling, and then invite you back so that the function of the joint can be restored. If this happens to you, rest assured that the chiropractor has your best interest in mind, and they truly want you to feel your best. The best thing you can do is get to the clinic and ask! Follow the advice, and let all of your healthcare providers guide you toward pain-free living.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your arthritis, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Don't stress over high prices, but use their affordable pricing instead. Don't stress over cramming in an appointment, but use their walk-in visits instead. The Joint wants it to be a stress-free experience. Get help with arthritis or any other ailment and start feeling your best beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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