Managing Pain and Stiffness Caused by Osteoarthritis
If you’re one of the roughly 20 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, you know how this degenerative disease has changed your life. Activities you used to enjoy – like jogging and cycling – are now virtually impossible. Even climbing a flight of stairs or bending over is excruciating. This is because pain in the weight-bearing joints – such as knees, hips, and ankles – makes doing even simple things a chore.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to reverse this degenerative condition. The cartilage supporting the joints has worn away and will not be coming back. However, chiropractic can be extremely effective in managing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Advanced Spine & Posture is a leading practitioner of chiropractic treatment in Las Vegas, NV. We’ve worked with many patients suffering from this ongoing condition, to help them better manage its impact on their lifestyle.
Many people treat various forms of arthritis through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These include many over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen. However, long-term use of these medications is dangerous. Consider the potential side effects:
- Stomach pain.
Many people even become addicted to painkillers. They continually up their dosages as they need more of the medication to manage the pain. It’s a slippery slope that puts your body at risk, without doing anything to set right the troubles that you were medicating in the first place.
How chiropractic can help
Unlike painkillers, chiropractic offers a natural way to reduce the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, without harmful side effects. An expert chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment program specifically designed for your needs. This program could include any of the following:
- Spinal manipulation: Any slight misalignment in the vertebrae can cause pain elsewhere in the body. Also, when your spine is properly aligned, your balance improves. This means less pressure will be placed on weight-bearing joints.
- Therapeutic massage: A chiropractor will target problem spots to improve muscle and joint function.
- Physical therapy: Not moving the joints will make the pain worse over time. Physical therapy focuses on strengthening key parts of the body.
- Trigger point therapy: This is designed to relieve pain by applying pressure to myofascial trigger points, areas where muscle knots may have formed.
Chiropractic is a holistic treatment that focuses on improving the patient’s lifestyle. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that requires a sustainable management plan. Instead of focusing on short-term relief, chiropractic is about long-term management. The goal is to reduce pain, improve range of movement, and maintain spine health, both now and for the future.
You may have arthritis, but you don’t need to suffer or pop another pill to obtain relief. The trained team at Advanced Spine & Posture has worked with patients just like you in the Las Vegas, NV area. We use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a scientifically validated treatment program that delivers real results over the long-term. CBP is all about formulating the next step, to stay ahead of pain and discomfort by ensuring the ideal spine health.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to learn more about some of the ways you may benefit from a chiropractic approach to managing osteoarthritis.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.