Arthritis Pain Relief in Burke, VA
Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. One of the most common types of arthritis that affects the joints in your body is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease or as I like to call it Spinal Decay. Arthritis or spinal decay is a condition where the joints and cartilage in your body wear down. The symptoms of arthritis may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, inflammation, creaking, and locking of the joint. Arthritis is caused by several factors including prior injuries, hereditary, mechanical, metabolic and developmental. Spinal decay is very common but is NOT normal. This process in the spine has similarities to tooth decay in that it shows up usually because of neglect. Also, just like tooth decay, it can happen to anyone, regardless of age.
Because it is often seen in older people, many believe it’s merely the normal aging process. It is not. This progressively worsening, degenerative condition is the result of uncorrected spinal misalignment. Spinal decay is how your body deals with the stress of gravity.
It just so happens that most people have spinal problems that they’ve ignored for years. To relieve arthritis pain we take a multi-faceted approach. First, we make sure the joint with arthritis is moving correctly. Spinal misalignments and a lack of motion can make a joint stiff and painful. With chiropractic adjustments we restore the normal motion to the joint and take pressure off the joints and surrounding nerves. Next, we try to reduce inflammation in the joints with arthritis with an anti-inflammatory diet and supplements. Arthritis can cause the joints in the body to become inflamed and swollen and a proper diet and supplements can help reduce the inflammation. Finally, exercise is an important part of relieving arthritis pain. Exercise keeps the joints with arthritis or spinal decay mobile and loose to prevent pain, stiffness and further progression.
Arthritis in the neck is called cervical arthritis also known as cervical spondylosis. During this condition, the vertebrae in your neck and the flexible discs which are like shock-absorbing cartilage that are between the vertebrae begin to break down or degenerate. This condition narrows the space where the nerves leading from the spinal cord in the neck. This can cause the nerves to become inflamed cause neck pain and radiating pain into the arms.
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