Get Relief From Arthritis Pain
After traditional medicine fails to ease pain or make arthritis pain manageable, some people will try to learn how to live with the pain, often self-treating with over-the-counter NSAIDS and relying on their prescription pain medication. Many people don’t know that the ongoing pain, limited range of motion, and stiffness that comes with arthritis do not have to be part of the aging process. If you’re struggling to manage your arthritis pain and looking for a natural approach to treatment, chiropractic care can be the answer.
After meeting with you, learning about your daily struggles with arthritis, and a physical assessment, a chiropractor will create a custom treatment program for you that can include prescribed exercises, massage, and specialized adjustments that will reduce joint swelling and alleviate your pain.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Arthritis can cause symptoms such as:
- Redness in the affected areas
- Limited range of motion
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Arthritis
At Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, we take a holistic approach to arthritis treatment and pain management. Regardless of your previous diagnosis, our chiropractors will perform a physical assessment, learn about your medical history and create an individualized care program that will complement other therapies you receive, such as physical therapy.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis, however, it is possible to manage the disease. A chiropractor can provide treatment that can reduce joint pain and inflammation, and improve the range of motion and flexibility of the affected joints, to alleviate your pain and allow you to carry out daily tasks and participate in preferred lifestyle activities.
What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Appointment
At your first appointment, you will need to fill out intake forms to provide us with as much information as possible concerning your medical history, current issues with arthritis, pain level, and the daily challenges you encounter due to the disease.
The first appointment is about getting to know all about you and your health issues and creating a plan that can address your pain. A chiropractor will meet with you to go over the intake forms, answer all of your questions, and discuss common chiropractic treatments that are used to address arthritis pain.
The next step is a physical assessment. A chiropractor will examine the areas affected with arthritis, but will also assess your entire body, looking for fixated joints, and spinal misalignment, to identify any underlying causes and determine the severity of your disease.
Spinal manipulations and adjustments for arthritis will address joint misalignment and restrictions in the affected joints. Our experienced chiropractors will apply controlled force to the affected area to correct a misaligned or restricted joint and restore movement. By improving spinal health, nervous system function, and joint mobility, the body will have the ability to manage symptoms caused by arthritis. Once the body is properly aligned it can reduce pressure on nerves and restore motion between joints.
During an adjustment, your chiropractor may also manipulate soft tissue to relieve muscle tenderness and stop spasms.
After your first appointment, you can schedule a follow-up session. The frequency of treatment often depends on the severity of arthritis and your health goals. In some cases, you may only need to see your chiropractor once a month, while in severe cases, treatment once a week is optimal to prevent flare-ups and manage pain.
Your chiropractor will go over other recommended treatments, such as massage, hot and cold treatments, prescribed exercises, and certain lifestyle changes.
You’ll also be provided with aftercare instructions that you must follow to prevent your body from immediately reverting to the same position it was in before your adjustment. You may be instructed to avoid sitting for long periods of time on the first day after treatment or participating in strenuous activities.
Make an Appointment With Our Doctor
You don’t have to live with your arthritis pain. If you’re ready to learn how to treat your arthritis naturally and make other positive changes in your life, contact the friendly staff at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center at (479) 334-0219 today to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our licensed chiropractors. When you schedule your appointment, we can discuss insurance coverage, answer all of your questions, and find an appointment that works with your schedule.
Scheduling your first appointment is one of the most important steps you can take to a healthier, happier, pain-free life. Contact us today and let the chiropractors at Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center help you on your path to wellness.
Common Questions Our Patients Have About Arthritis
Can a Chiropractor Help With Joint Pain?
Yes. Chiropractic treatment can help restore function, and improve mobility and range of motion, making it possible for you to move without pain.
Is Massage Good for Arthritis?
Yes, massage can help reduce inflammation and improve circulation to relieve the aches and pains, and muscle stiffness that’s associated with arthritis.
How Can I Stop Arthritis from Getting Worse?
- Seek chiropractic care as soon as possible and make it to all of your appointments
- Follow your chiropractic treatment plan
- Make healthy lifestyle choices
- Maintain a healthy weight
What Causes Arthritis?
There are over 100 different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common.
Arthritis can be caused by:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Poor posture
- A job or sport that places repetitive stress on certain joints
- Muscle weakness