Understanding arthritis and how chiropractic care could help manage arthritis pain.

What is Arthritis?

Though common, arthritis is one of Canada’s most misunderstood diseases. Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which can cause pain, discomfort and stiffness throughout the joints of the body. Common symptoms of arthritis and joint inflammation include swelling, joint pain and stiffness along with decreased range of motion — typically worsening with age.

In actuality, “arthritis” is not a single disease. There are over 100 different types and severities of the disease, making it the leading cause of disability in Canada — affecting million’s. However, there are two main types of arthritis that can benefit from routine Chiropractic care:

Osteoarthritis – A degenerative disorder affecting flexible joint cartilage

Rheumatoid Arthritis – A chronic inflammatory disorder in joints

In both cases, self-care combined with non-invasive, non-addictive treatment should serve as your first line of defence to manage and relieve pain and discomfort.

At our Chiropractic clinic, we provide the best Chiropractic care possible to those looking for a safe and effective treatment for arthritis pain relief. Book your appointment today!

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Arthritis?

Chiropractic for arthritis can be a great way to manage and relieve pain caused by arthritis. Routine Chiropractic care provides arthritis patients with a safe, non-invasive and non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain.

Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a Chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis.

Below are some of the health benefits Chiropractic care and Chiropractic adjustments can provide to arthritis patients:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased activity and lifestyle

To see if Chiropractic care is right for your condition, the Chiropractors at 867 Chiropractic will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our Chiropractic exam and consultation, your Doctor of Chiropractic may elect to co-treat your arthritis with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians. The Chiropractor will create a tailored arthritis treatment plan for you. In addition to alleviating pain, our Chiropractic therapy will also help you improve your posture and live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Contact us now to talk to one of our experts.

To find a local Chiropractor and to learn more about how Chiropractic care can help those suffering from arthritis, contact or visit one of our Chiropractic offices today to speak with a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. We also offer Chiropractic care for low back pain relief, neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, ankle pain relief, and more. If you want to know more about our back pain treatment, migraine treatment, arthritis treatment, ear infection treatment, repetitive stress disorder treatment, or sciatica pain treatment, please feel free to contact us. Also, if you are new to our website, please explore our “Success Stories” and “Blog” sections.