An arthritis diagnosis may sound scary, but it does not have to be the end of life as you know it. Luckily, this uncomfortable and often painful condition is manageable with help from your chiropractor. But what can a chiropractor do to help your arthritis pain? Find out the answer to this question and more with your chiropractor at King Chiropractic Institute with locations in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana, and Clarksburg, MD.
Do I have arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition which affects the joints and their mobility and range of motion. Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint. However, arthritis can also produce some symptoms which may not seem at all related, like a rash. It is best to consult with your doctor to confirm that you have this condition if you think your symptoms could be related to arthritis.
How can my chiropractor help me manage my arthritis pain?
A chiropractor uses a hands-on manipulation technique to align the spinal column and take pressure off of the sensitive nervous system surrounding it and relieve joint pain. This technique is famous for the “cracking” noise it makes. However, your chiropractor will not actually crack your bones. The sound comes from gas escaping between the joints as they move into alignment. Aligning the spine and regular exercise with proper diet can help manage your arthritis pain.
Treating Arthritis With Chiropractic Care in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana, and Clarksburg
If you think you suffer from arthritis or could benefit from chiropractic care to manage your symptoms, you should consult with your chiropractor at an in-office appointment. This consultation will usually consist of a physical examination so your doctor can assess your condition and gauge your symptoms.
For more information on chiropractic treatment for arthritis pain, please contact your chiropractor at King Chiropractic Institute. To schedule your appointment, call (301) 926-5200 for the Gaithersburg office, (240) 403-7103 for the Potomac office, (301) 874-9002 for the Urbana office, and (240) 745-2151 for the Clarksburg office today!