Chiropractor treatments can provide natural pain relief from arthritis. While there is no 'cure' for arthritis, its symptoms can be effectively reduced, and Chiropractic also offers a drug-free approach.
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a wear and tear process which causes progressive joint damage and can result in joint pain, stiffness and eventually disability. It can be caused by direct trauma to the joint involved or can gradually build up over years due to poorly functioning joints.
Gentle mobilization of the joints involved can reduce the pain, restore mobility and allow the arthritis sufferer to return to normal activity. Quite simply, we help the arthritic joint to function better by improving it's movement and position.
While we can't reverse the arthritis, we can reduce the associated pain and stiffness and through very specific exercises, we can maintain that movement which helps slow down the rate of further deterioration.