Understanding Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Some of the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands/wrist. Arthritis can be painful and can cause the affected areas to not function properly. Arthritis in one area can cause arthritis or other problems in a different joint. For instance, if you have arthritis in your left knee, you may compensate for this by putting more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems.

Arthritis Treatment with Chiropractic Care

Pain killers can cause temporary relief from pain and discomfort, but it is not a long term solution. Chiropractic care, such as spinal manipulation and massage therapy, can alleviate pain by helping to restore more proper joint movement and decrease or eliminate pain so that you can move, exercise and keep your independence. Since this condition , wherever it may be, is degenerative and cannot be reversed, it is important to build good habits. Part of most care plans includes habit building exercises that can be incorporated into your normal exercise routine and help you gain better, longer lasting results.

If you have any questions for our Wilmington, NC chiropractor, Dr. Rhett King, please give us a call at (910) 777-7228 or send us a message.

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