Chiropractic Care: Natural Relief for Arthritis Pain

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Arthritis is a common ailment for many across the U.S.  While it is most often thought of as a condition that affects the elderly, it can actually affect anyone, from young to old. There are several different types of arthritis affecting over 50 million people, making it one of the leading disabilities in America. Arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the joints, as well as weakness. Those with arthritis may find it hard to grasp things well, secure buttons, sew or knit, and do many of the things they once loved. The fact remains that many people are impacted by this condition and want to know what their options are to manage the pain and improve their quality of life.  While medications can bring about some relief, they are more of a band aid than a lasting solution, as symptoms most often return once medication is stopped.  But thankfully, many people are finding long-term, natural relief with the help of a New Orleans chiropractor.

Types of Arthritis

The two most common forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints that makes mobility difficult.  Problems with the immune system causes the joints to be attacked and it can be extremely painful for those afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis.  Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and tends to come about as we age as it is caused by wear and tear on the joints over time.  With osteoarthritis, the cartilage between the joints is worn away with use, causing bone to rub against bone.  Symptoms of arthritis can be stiffness of the joints, swelling, reduced range of motion, and pain. 

Managing Joint Pain

When pain is mild to moderate, it can be managed with activity, maintaining a healthy weight, hot or cold therapies, and strengthening the muscles around the joints for added support.  But no amount or combination of these can completely alleviate arthritis pain.  Chiropractic care from New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas focuses on improving the function of the central nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system, making it an optimal option for varying types of arthritis pain.  For those with inflammation of the joints, spinal misalignments only exacerbate arthritis pain.  Nerve interference caused by misalignments of the spine and other joints leads to more dysfunction with the body.  Regular chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic can eliminate the root cause of arthritis pain and inflammation to alleviate pain and bring relief.  Chiropractic care also aids in increasing the function of the joints, improving alignment and eliminating immune deficiency that can cause degeneration.

Find Relief from Arthritis Pain with Chiropractic Care

Many arthritis sufferers have found relief after seeking chiropractic care.  Case studies show how chiropractic care can help manage pain and improve overall quality of life.  For instance, one study looked at 14 patients with hip osteoarthritis.  After undergoing regular chiropractic care, they reported a significant decrease in hip pain as well as improved hip function and an increase in being able to do the things they love, such as sports or recreation.  In another study, a 66-year-old woman who had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since she was 18 reported relief after just 4 visits to a chiropractor over a 7 day period, so much so that she was able to resume normal daily activities.

If you or someone you love is suffering from arthritis, consider regular chiropractic care for a natural solution to pain.  You don’t have to give up the things you love because of arthritis pain. Find out more about how chiropractic care can benefit you and schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic.


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DECEMBER 18, 2019


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