Chiropractic medicine is known for its ability to relieve pain by the proper administration of the chiropractic adjustment. This process is also known as ‘spinal adjustment’ or ‘spinal rehabilitation,’ and it is best known for helping people who have suffered back injuries in car accidents return to full health. However, chiropractic health care encompasses far more than the chiropractic adjustment, a means of addressing larger muscle groups and gross motor functions. Chiropractic care can also be enormously helpful with improving such conditions as arthritis, which is more associated with fine motor skills.
Chiropractic Care to Manage Arthritis Pain
If you suffer from arthritis, you very likely know that it is a painful condition caused by inflammation in one or more joints of your body. There are actually more than one hundred types of arthritis, and most of them fit into one of two categories:
- Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form of arthritis that affects the flexible cartilage in your joints. And
- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition caused by inflammation in one or more of your joints.
Chiropractic care is an effective means of managing the pain associated with arthritis because it is an effective means of decreasing inflammation. Our society’s tendency to opt for the quick fix means that we have come to rely on store-bought pain medications, which can provide temporary relief from arthritis pain, but do not address the underlying causes. That almost always means that discomfort will be experienced long-term because no long-term solutions have been identified. Chiropractic care provides long-term solutions, and St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center helps you with natural and non-invasive solutions to arthritis pain.
Non-invasive Strategies to Improve Arthritis Symptoms
A good chiropractic adjustment reduces inflammation and encourages the body’s immune system to work more efficiently. So, chiropractic adjustments may also be a part of your arthritis treatment plan, but we will recommend incorporating other strategies as well. At St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center, we use the term “Foundational Wellness” as a means of identifying a realistic goal for our clients. Wellness from the foundation up is the goal we set for all of our clients. Our team has the ability to combine chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy and nutritional strategies that can relieve your arthritis pain.
Call the team at St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center at 651.644.7207 with any questions and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.