At Back to Health Chiropractic in Worcester, MA, we understand how arthritis can impact the lives of our patients. Whether you are dealing with the pain and discomfort of arthritis or looking for ways to prevent it from developing in the first place, chiropractic care may be able to help.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a natural and non-addictive approach to care that concentrates on the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Our chiropractors can use hands-on techniques, such as spinal manipulation, to adjust the spine and to help the body to heal itself. Chiropractic care can help with arthritis by reducing pain and inflammation, improving joint mobility, and helping to maintain posture.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. It is most common in older adults. It can make it difficult to move around and perform everyday activities. There are many different types of arthritis. Here are some:
Osteoarthritis: This is one of the most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It often affects the hands, hips, and knees. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Rheumatoid arthritis: This is a chronic inflammatory arthritis, it affects the lining of the joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the hands and feet.
Psoriatic arthritis: This is a type that occurs in people with psoriasis, a condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Gout: This is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the joints. Gout often affects the big toe and causes intense pain, inflammation, and swelling.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Arthritis
Our chiropractors are trained in techniques that can reduce inflammation, improve joint mobility, and relieve pain associated with arthritis. We can work closely with each of our patients to develop a treatment plan that aligns with their individual needs and goals. This may include chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and more. We can also provide cold laser therapy if we believe that it is right for you.
Visit Us for More Information from a Chiropractor on Our Team
If you are struggling with arthritis and are looking for a safe, effective way to manage your symptoms, contact us at Back to Health Chiropractic in Worcester, MA, today. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. Call us at (508) 752-7521 for more information from a chiropractor on our team.