Chiropractic Care and Arthritis
Chiropractic care is believed to improve the relationship between the spine and nervous system, which leads to restoring and optimizing function of all the organs and systems of the body. When it comes to arthritis, a condition that causes inflammation in joints, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment.
Arthritis causes pain and stiffness that doctors may recommend prescription drugs for. Ron Boesh, DC, a professor of clinics at Palmer College of Chiropractic recommends spinal manipulation, exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet for the reduction of arthritis symptoms.
Spinal adjustments help maximize the function of an arthritic joint by stretching it and increasing range of motion. For more inflammatory types of arthritis such as rheumatoid and psoriatic, chiropractic care treatment may not be safe unless in the form of an ultrasound, electrotherapy, or low-level lasering. An infrared sauna can also be a treatment for those types of arthritis.
If you have arthritis, chiropractic care is definitely worth trying. You can schedule a consultation with AV Chiropractic here.