When the pain of arthritis sets in, you want relief fast. Medication and topical remedies help, but often only provide temporary relief in the early stages of application. At some point, you’ll need to consider addressing the cause.
With chiropractic, the care you receive focuses on the cause; nerve interference and diminished healing activity within your body. A chiropractic adjustment, both to the spine and peripheral joints, has been proven to restore joint mobility and function, alleviate pain and swelling, and enhance mood and mental function. It also relieves muscle aches and spasms that can contribute to arthritic pain.
At times, chiropractors will recommend you use supportive devices such as shoe inserts, splints, braces or other devices to help ease the weight on specific joints that are causing arthritic pain or to correct mechanical issues. They also recommend lifestyle change, including exercise and diet. These are all part of a complete treatment regime and should be incorporated into your healthcare program.
Dr Marcus Chacos
Chiropractor and Founder of the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute
Author of The Arthritis Solution