Despite being a common disease, arthritis is one of the most misunderstood conditions in America. Arthritis is a health problem that involves inflamed joints, which results in severe pain, stiffness, and discomfort not only in the joints but throughout the body as well. The common indications of joint inflammation and arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced range of motion. These symptoms are a lot worse among the elderly.
Arthritis isn’t a single disease. There are more than 100 kinds of arthritis and varying severity, which makes it one of the primary cause of disability among Americans. It affects over 50 million people in the country. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help patients suffering from arthritic pain. The two primary types of arthritis that can benefit from regular chiropractic care are:
Osteoporosis – a progressive disorder, usually irreversible deterioration, that affects the flexible joint cartilage
Rheumatoid Arthritis – a long-standing inflammatory condition in the joints
In these two cases, the first line of defense to relieve and manage pain and discomfort.