I have seen tears in patients’ eyes as I share with them that they have arthritis. The word arthritis conjures up many negative thoughts and feelings, and rightly so. It is often a painful and progressive condition. Many think of arthritis as an older person’s disease but I have seen it in patients as young as 15.
Arthritis is a painful condition that affects millions of people. There are many types of arthritis but the two most common are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OA is the wear and tear of joints that breaks down cartilage, decreases synovial fluid (the lubricant of the joint), and may lead to poor joint function. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes a person’s own body to attack their joints, potentially leading to inflammation and joint destruction. Those with arthritis often find exercise painful and this may result in weight gain and a generally sedentary lifestyle which only makes the condition worse.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, I have good news. A doctor of chiropractic can identify joints that are not moving properly and create better motion and alignment in these joints. This may reduce nerve pressure, inflammation and muscle spasm.
So if you have been given a diagnosis of arthritis, know that there is hope. Chiropractic is a safe, natural alternative for treating arthritis and relieving pain. Better spine and joint mobility can reduce stress on joints thus slowing down the degenerative process and decrease pain. Don’t let your arthritis get you down; let a chiropractor help you return to a healthy, active lifestyle!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at PSSM Newtown or schedule a consultation 215-504-2223. Our new 10,000 square foot professional office is modern and spacious conveniently located right on the Newtown Bypass on 828-A Newtown Yardley Road, Newtown PA, one mile from 95 South. We offer a variety of services like orthopedics, non-surgical pain management, chiropractic, physical therapy, podiatry, GAIT analysis all under one roof! Our convenient location allows us to treat anyone that takes the Newtown Bypass (route 332). We see patients from Newtown, Yardley, Richboro, Holland, Washington Crossing and Langhorne.