While pain relievers may be the only thing that’s helping your arthritic pain the problem is that this medication doesn’t actually stop the disease’s progression. Chiropractic treatment, on the other hand, can actually provide you with both short-term and long-term relief. Not only that, but regular chiropractic care and maintenance may slow the progression of joint damage and may even prevent these structural changes from occurring. By improving how the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the body function both separately and as a whole, we can reduce osteoarthritis-related pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Here at Ortho Integrative, we are dedicated to providing patients of all ages with safe, non-invasive, and comprehensive chiropractic treatment that focuses on improving not just the patient’s symptoms but also improving mobility, functionality, and quality of life. Here are some of the most common ways that chiropractic care is used to improve your osteoarthritis symptoms,
This is one of the most common and most popular types of chiropractic care we offer. To provide relief, our chiropractic team will improve joint function by realigning vertebrae in the spine that may be out of alignment. By realigning, we also take pressure off certain spinal joints to reduce pain and swelling and improve mobility and range of motion. Regular manipulation treatments can go a long way to providing long-term pain relief.
Living and dealing with osteoarthritis can lead to stress, which in turn can increase pain and inflammation. By getting regular massage therapy sessions, we can help ease muscle tension to target both pain and stress. Our team of chiropractors has been specially trained to provide safe, effective, and relaxing massage therapy to patients with arthritis.
Sometimes electrical nerve stimulation is recommended by a chiropractor. This non-invasive treatment delivers small electrical pulses to the nerves around the spine through electrodes patches to reduce pain sensations and inflammation. While safe, this treatment isn’t right for everyone so it’s important to you speak with your chiropractor about your medical history including current health conditions.