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How Garland Chiropractors Help Patients with Arthritis Pain

An image of arthritic handsWhen some people think of arthritis they imagine the worst case scenario, someone wracked with pain, their strength and range of movement severely limited. The truth, in most cases, is far from this extreme. The ‘average’ arthritis sufferer does have pain but it certainly isn’t crippling. In most cases it’s more annoying than anything else and painful only at certain times of the day.

Garland chiropractic care can help with most types of moderate arthritis, and can even help control the pain in severe arthritis. Although it’s not a cure for the condition, it can make living and dealing with this disorder a lot easier.

If your spine is aligned correctly and the spinal nerves have plenty of room your body’s natural ability to heal will work at optimum capacity. This will help you deal with the inflammation and swelling that arthritis can cause. Regular chiropractic adjustments can assist your body’s natural ability to stay powerful and strong and, no matter what type of arthritis you have, you will be better equipped to deal with it.

Some forms of arthritis are degenerative in nature. Osteoarthritis, for example, breaks down the cartilage that protects the surfaces of the joints, including the spine. Regular chiropractic treatments can help keep your more mobile. This occurs because chiropractic treatment helps the intervertebral discs to absorb fluid and nutrients (a process called imbibition), which can help the cartilage to stay more supple while reducing inflammation.

The most susceptible areas of the spine are the neck and the low back. The knees, hips and fingers are the other joints that suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can attack a person at any time during their life but this people who have suffer multiple traumas or who have occupations that are very physical are even more vulnerable. Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and joints can help joints stay mobile and lubricated.

image of exercising seniorWhile chiropractic care alone is an excellent way to keep arthritis symptoms under control, our Garland chiropractic clinic offers additional treatment options that offer even more benefit.

Laser therapy, and electro-therapy, in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, can help reduce the joint pain caused by the swelling of arthritis. Our Garland chiropractors may also recommend massage therapy.

We can also offer nutritional advice about what types of foods to eat (and to avoid) to help reduce arthritis symptoms, as well as what supplements are the best and what exercises are helpful.

Arthritis is a difficult condition, but with regular chiropractic care you will increase your ability to handle the swelling and slow down arthritic degeneration. Your Garland chiropractor can offer other suggestions to control your symptoms naturally and, with a little luck, your arthritis will remain under control.

If you’re suffering from arthritis, contact Texas Spinal Health today to schedule an appointment.

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Explore the Benefits of Massage Therapy at Texas Spinal Health

Massage therapy is a time honored healing art. Not only does it feel fantastic, but it really does help muscles to heal and reduces pain and stress.

a massage therapy in garlandHere at our Garland chiropractor’s office, massage therapy is used to ease the pain after a traumatic injury, and to loosen the musculature before a chiropractic adjustment. Our patients report that they feel much more relaxed after a massage, have a lot less pain, and that they are more limber and flexible too. The calming effects of a massage have been noted as well. It’s a wonderful therapy for people who are really stressed out and need to relax and let go of all their built up tension.

Massage therapy dates back almost 300 years, when the Chinese started documenting its use. The great philosopher, Hippocrates, has been credited with many papers on the subject and its ability to heal, and today the benefits of massage are known around the world. In most countries massage therapy is an accepted part of any rehab program, and is valuable for ailments ranging from low-back pain to high blood pressure, arthritis, fatigue, depression and much more.

Chiropractic and massage therapy are great together as they complement each other beautifully. Chiropractic helps to put the spinal bones back into their proper position while massage helps to calm muscles that have been stressed out due to nerve compression that the misaligned bones were causing. If you’re familiar with the Chinese concept of Zen, massage therapy and chiropractic are very similar to yin and yang and are both helpful for healing.

If you have any questions about our Garland massage therapy services, please give us a call. After a session with our wonderful massage therapist, you’ll be glad you did.

To learn more ways massage therapy and our Garland chiropractor can help you feel your best, return to our home page.