Chiropractic care is a branch of allied health that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are caused by problems with the musculoskeletal system, namely the spine and weight bearing joints in the pelvis and extremity joints. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to help relieve pain associated with and improve joint function. In this blog post, we will discuss how osteoarthritis sufferers can benefit from chiropractic care.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care focuses mainly on the spine, which is made up of a series of bones (vertebrae) that are separated by cushions (intervertebral discs). The spine protects the spinal cord, which is a bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down the back. Problems with the spine can cause pain and other problems in the body.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to treat conditions that are caused by problems with the spine or other joints in the body. These techniques include:
- Manual manipulation and mobilisation of the spine
- Exercise, strengthening and stretching recommendations
- Soft tissue therapies
- Heat and cold therapy
In this recent medical blog Chiropractic is referenced as one of the choices available for patients:
In our view chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to deal with joint pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders like osteoarthritis because it treats the joint, tractions the spinal segments, relieves the pressure on the articular surface and can accompany a strengthening program to improve your muscular endurance.
Often, people turn to medications including painkillers to help them manage their joint pain day to day but this is only covering up the problem, not dealing with it and these are only good in the short term. These should be administered under the guidance of your medical practitioner who monitors your health overall. We fund some people believe their medications should be used exclusively, however you may be delaying the benefit of other therapies by relying on these only.
Chiropractic can help to deal with the root cause of the joint pain, so patients find longer term relief. Also, Chiropractors treat the structures of the joints with soft tissue techniques, traction, manipulation and rehabilitation advice.
Managing Osteoarthritis With Chiropractic Care.
Osteoarthritis is one of the key causes of joint pain. It is a degenerative condition that effects the joints, causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Chiropractic care can help to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis by improving joint function and reducing inflammation.
However, prevention is better than the cure where osteoarthritis is concerned. Chiropractic care can help to relieve symptoms associated with osteoarthritis by keeping the joints healthy and reducing the destruction of the joint and the associated damage. Losing weight, daily morning exercise and preventative treatment are Waterloo Chiropractic’s advice for anyone dealing with osteoarthritis.
Spinal manipulation is an important part of chiropractic care. It is a technique that chiropractors use to treat problems with the spine. Many people have issues pelvic misalignment due to their posture, joitn hypomobility and tightness of spinal muscles, especially if they are sitting at a desk all day long.
The accumulative effect of this can cause joint pain because pressure builds on pain generators and excess pressure is exerted on certain joints, causing pain. This can also lead to other problems such as headaches, disc herniation, sciatica and muscle tension. Spinal manipulation helps to relieve spinal pain, which can help to reduce joint pain and improve overall skeletal function.
Light exercise is often recommended as part of a chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise helps to keep the joints healthy and can also help to reduce pain and inflammation. Stretching exercises are especially beneficial for people with joint pain because they help to improve flexibility and range of motion.
When you see a chiropractor, they will be able to give you some excellent guidance on how to exercise in order to improve joint health and manage pain.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to manage joint pain. It can help to relieve pain, improve joint function, and reduce the rate of further damage. If you are suffering from joint pain, we recommend that you see a chiropractor as soon as possible so that they can develop a treatment plan specifically for you.
Get in touch with Waterloo Chiropractic today and our team will help you with your joint pain issues. Call P| 0296900911 or book online: https://waterloochiropractic.au1.cliniko.com/bookings