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How Chiropractic Can Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Updated: Nov 2, 2021


Arthritis is an extremely common condition affecting more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children in America. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability since it causes extreme inflammation and pain. Arthritis can cause swelling, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and joint pain. Living with the severe pain of arthritis can be extremely frustrating since it can get in the way of your ability to do the things you love. Thankfully, Dr. Dionne Anderson of Hand & Heart Chiropractic can help ease the discomfort you feel from arthritis and help promote healing in your joints.


What Causes Arthritis?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, with the most common being degenerative, also known as osteoarthritis. Degenerative arthritis occurs when cartilage in your joints wears down and leaves the joints without a cushion. In turn, the bones rub together, leading to swelling, pain, and inflammation. Other forms of arthritis, such as Rheumatoid or Psoriatic arthritis, are caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints.


The most common way of dealing with arthritis pain is taking over-the-counter or prescription medications to help alleviate the pain. While medications may work for a time, the relief is temporary and not without side effects. Some doctors may recommend eating a healthy diet and exercising, which certainly has its benefits, but that may not fully relieve the pain since it doesn’t correct the underlying issue.


How Does Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic care has proven to be an effective way to manage the pain of arthritis without the negative side effects of medication. Since the main focus of chiropractic care is on the musculoskeletal system, it is a great avenue for pain management in those who suffer from arthritis. Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson of Hand & Heart Chiropractic can remove spinal misalignments that are bringing about dysfunction within the body, which may be the cause of your joint inflammation. Since the slightest misalignment of the spine can interfere with proper nerve communication, when misalignments are corrected, proper communication is restored and the body can function at an optimal level.


Has Chiropractic Care Helped Others?

Several studies have shown how chiropractic care can greatly benefit those suffering from arthritis pain. One particular study was conducted on a 70-year-old woman who was experiencing hip pain from past injuries. After just 12 weeks of chiropractic care, her gait and mobility greatly improved! Chiropractic care truly is one of the best ways to decrease the effects of arthritis and regain your well-being! Another case study included a 54-year-old woman who had suffered from severe pain and swelling of her fingers, hands, toes, feet, and knees for seven years due to rheumatoid arthritis. The pain was so extreme that everyday activities were difficult. After seeing her chiropractor regularly, she was able to exercise and walk because her pain level went from ten to one! The reduction of pain was so life-changing that she was even able to enjoy dancing again!


If you or someone you care about is tired of suffering from painful and crippling arthritis, Contact Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson of Hand & Heart Chiropractic to schedule an appointment today. Our office is located in Snellville, and we are happy to serve the surrounding community in Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain.



Sources


Strunk, R.G., Hanses, M. “Chiropractic Care of a 70-Year-Old Female Patient with Hip Osteoarthritis.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2011 Mar; 10(1): 54-59. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110407/.


Pero, J., Jockers, D. “Improvement in Cervical Curvature and Health Outcomes in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis Undergoing Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation.” Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2012 Jul: 77-81. http://www.mccoypress.net/annals/docs/2012-1229_ra.pdf.


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