Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Chronic pain and other problems associated with arthritis can be a source of discomfort and distress to people and often lower the quality of one’s life. For most patients, arthritis is associated with inflammation and stiff joints.
The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis clinically known as degenerative joint disease that manifests through chronic joint pain associated with old age. However, some forms of the disease such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis occur among young people.
The benefits of chiropractic care for arthritis
Chiropractic therapy has gained currency in recent years with the American College of Physicians recommending it as a first-line intervention for low back pain. It is a complementary therapy that is effective in managing arthritic pain. Chiropractic care works by managing the joints increasing their mobility and strengthening the muscles that support them. It is a holistic approach to pain management and has been proven to reduce pain without medication. However, intervention is most effective when patients combine chiropractic care with exercise and self-management.
Arthritis is caused by the misalignment of joints that impedes their ability to function properly. Chiropractic care attempts to remedies this condition by improving the function of the affected joints. Regular treatment improves joint mobility while reducing pain such that the patient can resume normal life with minimal discomfort. During treatment, patients undergo therapy while receiving education on how to manage their condition independently.
Why you should visit Chiropractic First
At Chiropractic First, we manage all types of pain problems ranging from those caused by strain and fatigue to medical conditions such as spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease or arthritis. Arthritis patients who visit Chiropractic First will experience professional handling by our experienced and highly qualified practitioners. Our practitioners will conduct a comprehensive review of your medical history and that of your family. They will also examine all the arthritic joints and use the information to design a customised treatment plan for your condition.
Our chiropractic care clinics offer modern equipment and technology for pain management. We have a spinal decompression machine that we use to manage back pain and spinal disc injuries. The therapy involves stretching the spine gently to align its position and force with the rest of the body. The intervention relieves pressure from the spinal discs leading to reduction in the pain. The treatment will improve the quality of your life by allowing you to do the things you enjoy doing with minimal pain and discomfort. Chiropractic First clinics offer a wide range of treatments for patients based in the cities of Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Shepherd’s Bush.