If you feel the effects of arthritis, you are not alone. Almost 40 million Americans suffer from this condition. Since no two people are alike, choosing a treatment plan to ease the pain of arthritis may be a difficult task. However, chiropractic care can help you find relief from your arthritis pain. Find out more with help from your Potomac, Urbana, Gaithersburg and Clarksburg, MD chiropractor at King Chiropractic.
What is chiropractic care?
The word chiropractic comes from a Greek word meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractic care is best known for its manual manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to realign the spine, relieving pressure on the neurological tissues which surround it. This improves both neurological and overall health. However, chiropractic care also involves other treatments involving various kinds of therapy implementing the use of ultrasounds, lasers and specialized exercises or stretches.
How can chiropractic care help my arthritis pain?
Arthritis is defined as the breakdown of the joints and causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Your Urbana chiropractor can help you determine which plan of action is best for your individual case. Usually, patients with arthritis benefit most from physical therapy, involving stretches and exercises, to ease their arthritis pain. Physical therapy’s main goal is to teach patients how to manage their pain. Its specialized exercises reduce pain, improve range of motion and mobility and increase strength and flexibility.
What can I expect at a visit to my chiropractor?
An initial consultation with your chiropractor helps them understand you and your condition. At the consultation, your doctor takes your medical and family history into account and might use imaging technology like x-rays to get a sense of the severity of your condition. It is helpful to start a pain journal before your appointment. Include the type of pain you experience, what makes it better or worse, its severity and how long it occurs. From there, your doctor can help you determine the best treatment plan for your situation.
For more information on chiropractic care to relieve arthritis pain, please contact your doctor at King Chiropractic in Potomac, Urbana, Gaithersburg and Clarksburg, MD. Call (301)874-9002 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment today.