Joint Pain And Chiropractic Care

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Joint Pain And Chiropractic Care

Waking up with joint pain and joint stiffness can be very discerning for individuals.  Their whole lifestyle and daily routines can be effected by this and other arthritis symptoms.  Arthritic conditions can cause this morning pain and stiffness, understanding this condition and how chiropractic care can help lead an improved lifestyle.  More so than not morning joint pain is a sign of an ongoing condition and is common in older individuals, but this symptom should be brought to the attention of your medical practitioner or chiropractor.

Over exertion, improper sleeping can also cause morning joint pain and stiffness but the most common cause is arthritis.  Arthritis can affect more than one joint at the same time as well.  A doctor of chiropractic can determine if one’s joint pain is due to an arthritic condition through medical evaluation and examination.  Family history and other medical conditions will also play a factor in a proper diagnosis.

Understanding Arthritis Conditions

Arthritis breaks down the joint and deteriorates the components within the joint.  The joint can stiffen and patients can experience pain when there’s a lack of lubricating fluid and cartilage, allowing the most severe pain causes, the bones to rubbing together.  Joint pain is related to the two most common forms of the more than 100 different types of arthritis, rheumatoid (an autoimmune condition) and osteoarthritis (a degenerative condition).  Although both forms of arthritis will cause morning joint pain and stiffness, osteoarthritis pain usually subsides as the day progresses.

There are holistic treatments that can improve an arthritic patients condition and help improve their mobility and relieve their painful mornings.  Chiropractic care takes all factors into consideration to create a chronic pain related to arthritis care plan that may include lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercises,  along with spinal manipulation.  Depending on the patient’s individualized condition, cold and hot remedies may also be recommended, especially if there’s inflammation of the joint.

One of the best treatments for arthritis is prevention and a doctor of chiropractic can help.  Since chiropractic care focuses on the person as a whole, they strive to maintain whole body health for patients.  Spinal manipulations help keep the body aligned so that there’s always good blood flow which is an essential part of keeping the organs, cells, and whole body healthy.  There’s also pain reducing treatment methods such as ultrasound therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation which also improves blood flow and reduces inflammation that can be associated with arthritic conditions.

Here’s to being pain free,

Dr. Cook