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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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