Pain and stiffness--yes, that's what you live with each day because you have arthritis. Whether it's the wear and tear, or age-related, osteoarthritis, or the earlier-onset rheumatoid variety, arthritis impacts the quality of your life. While arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed and your symptoms alleviated with treatment from the doctors at King Chiropractic in Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac and Gaithersburg, MD. Learn what these chiropractors do for patients who want to live well with arthritis.
Who has arthritis?
Both men and women, children and adults through out the age spectrum can suffer from arthritis. That's 50 million people in the United States alone, says the Arthritis Foundation. Plus, the disability that often results from both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be substantial, affecting the:
- Thoracic and lumbar spine
While we all associate arthritis with advancing age, sports injuries, auto accidents, work-related injuries and even heredity contribute to the development of the signature pain and inflammation. As joints break down, nerves are affected (pinched), and fluid collects at the targeted joints. Bone spurs, or osteophytes, frequently occur with arthritis, too, as the body works to compensate for and to support arthritic joints.
Can chiropractic treatment help?
Yes, it can. Many people in Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Gaithersburg come to King Chiropractic for treatments that greatly alleviate their symptoms. Not a last resort remedy, chiropractic dovetails with many other interventions from primary care physicians and orthopedic specialists. Dr. King and his colleagues thoroughly examine their patients who present with arthritis.
Available treatments for arthritis
Of course, the skilled chiropractors at King Chiropractic are known for their spinal manipulations aimed at correcting misalignments that affect all areas of our bodies. They use a very hands-on approach in treating arthritis, making use sure that your spine and associated nerves are functioning as well as possible.
Techniques you may be familiar with include massage, traction, range of motion exercises and physical therapy. However, did you know that your chiropractor may also employ:
- TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to assist nerves and muscles
Behind all these treatments is this idea: work on the tissues surrounding the affected areas to provide better function, lessen pain and give optimal support and blood flow.
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If you would like to get more relief from your arthritis pain, give King Chiropractic in Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac and Gaithersburg, MD a call!