Arthritis is one of the most painful and crippling diseases in the western world today. Learn what steps you can take to manage the pain and prevent the progression of this crippling disease. It is estimated that millions of Canadians suffer from some form of arthritis. Although the term “arthritis” is applied to a wide variety of disorders, it refers to the inflammation of a joint, it is the result of a dis-ease, an infection, a genetic disorder, or some other cause. Osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis that results from the wear or injury of a joint is the most common.
In fact, almost everyone who lives long enough will develop some form of osteoarthritis. Your body tries to compensate for the injured joint by developing calcium deposits to support the affected area. This degeneration accumulates over years and adds to the inability to move the joint properly.
Arthritic joints are more sensitive to pain, especially as the weather changes. Affected joints develop sensitive nerve endings for protection. These nerves are adversely affected when the weather changes. Fortunately, this condition, called super sensitivity syndrome, is very responsive to the type of care we offer.
It is common to overlook back pain or neck pain, thinking that it will go away. These symptoms are often warning signs of a problem and should not be ignored. With early treatment, many cases of osteoarthritis can be treated and its progression prevented.
How We Can Help
McCarron Lake Chiropractic has helped many arthritis sufferers manage the pain and progression of this crippling disease. Chiropractic adjustments can restore nerve flow and mobility to the affected area. Additional therapies such as ultrasound and heat help relieve pain and inflammation of the affected area.
If you suffer from arthritis, come to our office for a consultation on your case. If we can help you, we will tell you, if not we will refer you to another healthcare professional that can.