Personalized Chiropractic Treatments Reduce Arthritis Pain and Swelling
There are more than 100 different types of Arthritis, and all are characterized by pain and swelling in one or more joints that typically increases over time. The stiffness and range of motion loss common with the two most common types of arthritis can be debilitating, and common treatment can involve surgery or long-term reliance on prescription medication. Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, Florida, offers an alternative: safe and effective non-invasive therapy designed to keep joints limber.
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
While many people simply "learn to live with arthritis," and self-treat with over-the-counter painkillers, the chronic pain and stiffness of arthritis do not have to be the inevitable result of aging. If you suffer from the pain of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or one of the more than 100 other conditions associated with the disease, our chiropractors will tailor a program of massage and exercise in tandem with specialized chiropractic adjustments to alleviate such pain and reduce joint swelling.
Regular massage therapy is particularly effective at reducing spinal misalignments and treating other affected joints to improve function and alleviate swelling. In turn, the nervous system responds, sending messages to the body to "repair itself." The basis of chiropractic treatment is the safe, effective, non-addictive, and non-invasive manipulation of bodily systems and functions to achieve maximum health and well-being.
Our chiropractic team treats other conditions as well, and employs multi-phase diagnostics to arrive at a treatment plan for persistent pain, whether it results from arthritis, an automobile or work-related accident, sports injury, or chronic spinal misalignment.
What's Involved in Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis?
The entire team at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic employs a holistic approach to pain management and arthritis treatment. No matter what your previous diagnosis, Dr. John Nichols, our chiropractor, will perform an initial physical examination and take a medical history, in preparation for the development of an individualized treatment regimen. This personalized formula might include lifestyle and nutritional counseling, meditation, yoga, or other exercise, and manual adjustments. Massage therapy promotes relaxation, reduces swelling and stiffness, and helps to alleviate pain.
Although there is no cure for most types of arthritis, management of the disease is entirely possible. Patients can expect a reduction in joint inflammation and concurrent improvement in flexibility and movement of affected joints, decreased pain and stiffness, and a greater ability to participate in lifestyle activities. Our staff carefully monitors individual progress, and cooperates with primary care physicians and other medical professionals as necessary, with the goal of achieving maximum wellness for our patients.
Contact Your Bradenton Chiropractor
For additional information about chiropractic treatment for arthritis or to schedule a consultation contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, or call our Bradenton clinic at (941) 739-2900.