Arthritis Management at Summit Chiropractic in Orlando, FL
Arthritis may be a common musculoskeletal ailment, but its potential impact on sufferers’ quality of life cannot be ignored. Up to a third of Americans with arthritis complain that their condition limits their comfort and function, with a quarter of them describing the pain as severe. If you’re looking for more satisfying relief than medication can provide, but you’re not willing to go to the extremes of joint fusion surgery, you’ll be happy to learn that Summit Chiropractic in Orlando, FL can treat and manage arthritis pain naturally and non-invasively.
Types and Origins of Arthritis
Arthritis can be caused by over a hundred different underlying conditions, taking on a confusing variety of forms in the process. (Gout, for example, is a form of arthritis.) People of all ages can suffer from arthritis, including children. The most common categories of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically caused by an auto-immune response that affects the lining and lubrication of the joints, producing chronic inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain that may come and go. Osteoarthritis is usually an age-related result of wear and tear on both the hands and the weight-bearing joints. In these joints, the protective cartilage grows thin and breaks down, causing painful friction between the bone ends.
Osteoarthritis can also be hastened by unusual stresses on the body. Athletes, for instance, may subject their joints to extreme wear over many years, causing the cartilage to break down prematurely. A long-term, uncorrected spinal misalignment can also encourage arthritis development. Abnormal strain on the spine’s facet joints can lead to spinal arthritis, while a physical imbalance may place certain weight-beating joints under extra stress.
Non-Pharmaceutical Relief at Our Orlando Clinic
Whatever the cause of your arthritis, you may have noticed than anti-inflammatory drugsoffer only temporary relief while also posing certain risks. Surgery to fuse joint components together, however, can permanently rob you of flexibility and function. Your Orlando chiropractor at our clinic can help you feel better through purely conservative treatment methods. Chiropractic adjustments can prove extremely helpful by correcting misaligned joints, easing the pressure on these structures and permitting greater range of motion. We also provide massage therapy, which improves circulation so the joints can expel inflammatory substances, easing pain and swelling. Acupuncture is another natural means of pain relief. We may even prescribe treatments such as stretches to increase flexibility and weight loss to lessen the pressure on weight-bearing joints.
Contact our Orlando Chiropractors Today
Any chiropractor at our health and wellness center will be happy to help you obtain natural relief for your arthritis symptoms. Call Summit Chiropractic in Orlando, FL at (407) 203-6745to get started!