Charlotte chiropractic doctors seem to see more patients who complain of arthritic pain this time of year, than any other season. How many times have you heard someone say that the cold weather or the rain is on the way because of their increased arthritic pain? Arthritis, in a variety of forms, afflicts literally millions of people, regardless of age. Arthritis is defined as a degenerative disease, and it is for the most part, incurable. However, chiropractic patients report that the pain and limited movement that is commonly associated with arthritis is alleviated and even prevented by chiropractic care and treatments.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is much more than just aching joints when the weather changes. It is a debilitating disease that affects the joints and connecting tissues (tendons, ligaments and cartilage). We commonly associate arthritis with hands, knees, and shoulders, but in fact it can affect nearly every part of the human body. Such an example would be patients who complain of chronic chest pain, may actually be suffering from some form of arthritis in their breastbone, or sternum. The pain of arthritis can range from mildly irritating; to extensive, limited mobility combined with severe disfigurement of the joints. Another popular notion is that arthritis is only afflicts the elderly; however, Charlotte chiropractors see patients of all ages. The three most common forms of the disease are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and painful disease of the joints. Left untreated, it will progress to the point that it becomes a crippling disability, affecting young patients as well as the elderly. It is clinically identified as damage to the membrane that acts as a lubricant that allows bones to move against each other without friction and pain. Primary symptoms of this disease includes
- joint stiffness
- joint pain
- severely limited movement
Osteoarthritis is primarily affects the large, weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and pelvic bones. It is most commonly detected in elderly patients because as people age, there is an obvious and a cumulative wear and tear on these major joints. Osteoarthritis is most often characterized by:
- small bony growths
- calcium spurs in the joints
- cysts on the joints
- deteriorated cartilage
- extreme pain with even the smallest movement
Arthritis treatment in Charlotte, NC and Charlotte Chiropractic
If you are seeking natural treatment for your arthritis, consider one of the top chiropractors in Charlotte, ChiroCarolina®. It is proven and documented that chiropractic care offers many benefits for patients suffering from the different types of arthritis and even fibromyalgia. Chiropractic treatment will help to stimulate blood flow, increase endorphin production, and promote better pain tolerance. Do not concede yourself to the idea that you will be forced to live the rest of your life feeling pain and discomfort. Call the office of ChiroCarolina® and make an appointment to begin Charlotte chiropractic treatment for arthritis and pain.
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