Your bones and joints play a significant role in your daily life and are one of the main influencers in your ability to move around and stay active.
As you get older, many disorders affect your bones and joints. Leaving these conditions untreated can lead to chronic pain and even disability.
The symptoms of the most common bone and joint diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, can all be reduced with the proper treatment methods.
Along with diet, exercise, and medications, chiropractic care is one of the most beneficial treatments for all three conditions.
The spinal adjustment and manipulations carried out by a chiropractor not only help the symptoms of these diseases but can prevent them from worsening over time.
Let’s examine the most common bone and joint issues and how chiropractic care and other treatment methods work to reduce their symptoms.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. The condition usually develops gradually over time due to wear and tear. It is a painful condition that causes joints to become stiff.
OA can occur in any joint, but the most common areas for it to appear are the hands, fingers, shoulders, spine, hips, and knees. It can affect men and women at any age, but it’s more common as you age.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, if you suffer from neck and back pain due to OA, chiropractic care is one of the safest therapies you can use.
Apart from chiropractic treatment, more attention is now being placed on a controlled and well-planned diet as a way to reduce joint inflammation and arthritic pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means instead of protecting your healthy cells, your body attacks them. RA causes painful swelling in the parts of the body impacted – usually multiple joints.
Chiropractic care is believed to be an effective treatment for RA as it reduces inflammation in the body.
Spinal adjustments can also lower the production of proteins that build up in the immune system and add to inflammation.
Other treatment methods for RA include medication, physical and occupational therapy, and in some cases, surgery.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones and puts you at more significant risk of sudden fracture (break). The condition slowly develops over several years due to a long-term calcium deficiency.
Many people with osteoporosis are hesitant to try chiropractic care as a treatment option, but it’s generally a safe and effective solution. Although visiting a chiropractor won’t cure osteoporosis, it can reduce the symptoms and improve overall joint and bone health.
In addition to spinal adjustments, eating a diet rich in calcium and regular exercise are trusted osteoporosis treatments.
If you’re suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above, or are concerned about your general bone and joint health, then chiropractic care may be the option for you.
Dr. Philip Crane and Dr. Gillian Crane, and the rest of the team here at Sentinel Health and Wellness offer top-of-the-range chiropractic care.
Get in touch to book an appointment at the clinic today.