Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis at Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte, NC
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States. It affects greater than 50 million adults and over 300,000 children. The term arthritis is used to describe the joint pain and joint disease, but it is important to understand, arthritis is not one disease, but rather it is a term that represents greater than 100 different conditions. Here at Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte, our goal is to correctly identify the source of joint pain and provide effective treatment.
Common Types of Arthritis
Our chiropractor recognizes the need to correctly identify the different types of arthritis, as each type of arthritis is different, and comes with its own unique set of challenges. Once our chiropractor identifies the type of arthritis presented, a proper treatment plan can be devised. Some of the most common types of arthritis include degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, metabolic arthritis, infectious arthritis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
Arthritic symptoms can range from being mild to severe. Arthritis symptoms include stiffness, pain, swelling and diminished range of motion. Depending on the progression and severity of the disease, arthritis can cause chronic pain and result in permanent changes to the joints. Some changes caused by arthritis are visible to the eye, while others are only visible via x-ray.
Chiropractic Treatments for Arthritis
Chiropractic therapies offer the safest ways to treat arthritis because they are non-invasive, and there is zero risk of addiction because no prescription drugs are used. Our chiropractor uses spinal adjustments and spinal manipulation to correct misalignments in the spine to reduce inflammation, lessen joint restrictions and enhance the function of the nervous system and the joints. Our chiropractor also uses hot and cold treatments along with electrical stimulation to alleviate pain, increase the range of motion and decrease inflammation. Ultrasound therapies and cold laser therapies are also used to treat arthritic conditions.
Things You Can Do
If you have noticed stiffness in your joints that won’t go away, or chronic pain along with a decreased range of motion, don’t ignore your symptoms. Arthritic conditions need to be addressed at their start. Dietary changes, exercising regularly and controlling your weight are all things you can do to control some of the discomforts of arthritis, however, none of these things will address the source of your arthritis. Our chiropractor has the knowledge and the experience you need to access and identify your specific type of arthritis and effectively treat it.
Don’t Ignore Your Symptoms Contact Our Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte, NC Today!
If you suspect you have arthritis, you need to seek the assistance of a health practitioner who understands the condition as quickly as possible. The symptoms associated with arthritic conditions worsen with time and can lead to complications which can cause damage to the eyes, heart, lungs, skin and the kidneys. Give us a call at Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte- at 704-596-9400 to schedule an appointment today.