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Chiropractic and Arthritis

Chiropractic can drastically improve the function of the joints and the symptoms associated with arthritis, because joint function and the body’s nervous system are intrinsically linked. Traditionally, arthritis is treated with medications to reduce inflammation and swelling in the joints. But chronic inflammation in these areas is often due to causes that are largely preventable or treatable.

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Chiropractic and Pre-Post Natal Care

Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy is one of the most beneficial and important choices you can make for your pre (and post) natal care. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms of your pregnancy, by easing lower back pain commonly cause by a hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine.


Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care can treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia through corrective structural alignment of the nervous system and manipulative adjustment therapies for pain-relief. When many people think of chiropractors, they think of pain relief for back aches or neck aches, but they might not consider chiropractic care for relief of the symptoms that go along with the inflammation and pain.

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Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

There is a wide variety of treatment for arthritis. One category is physical medicine and it includes physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers and Doctors of Chiropractic aka chiropractors. Chiropractors are best known for their manipulation of spinal joints, which they refer to as an adjustment, but no two chiropractors adjust exactly the same way.

Chronic Pain, Arthritis, and Psychology

Through years of research, the biopsychosocial model has come to stand out as the most widely accepted model for conceptualizing and treating chronic pain1. So what is this model? The biopsychosocial model highlights something that many people intuitively understand, that the mind and body are inextricably connected. From a biopsychosocial perspective, there are 3 components that impact not only the experience of pain, but also the ability to manage and successfully treat pain while living a full life.

Acupuncture and Arthritis

Acupuncture has been working for arthritis patients long before anyone discovered the new world or put up a Great Wall. In traditional Oriental Medicine, arthritis is considered “stuck” energy, which cannot flow correctly through the pathways of our body. Acupuncture targets these pathways and leverages the subtle electrical gradients in our bodies to change ionic charge and reduce inflammation in our joints. What does this mean for people suffering from arthritis? Everything.

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Arthritis and Massage

Did you know that there are multiple different forms of arthritis, with a wide variety of symptoms and presentations?  The most common of these is Osteoarthritis.  “Osteo” means bone; “Arthro” relates to joints; and “-itis” refers to inflammation.  By definition Osteoarthritis is the degradation of a joint, breakdown of the cartilage, and the inflammation that accompanies it. Another name for Osteoarthritis is Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD).