WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS?
In short… Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as OA) is the breakdown of the cartilage that can lead to issues with joint motion and resulting inflammation and pain.
As it progresses, it may lead to the bone spurs. Further progression can result in the development of specific enzymes and lead to deterioration in the joints can cause the bones to approximate as the joint space grows more narrow. This may result in swelling, pain and difficulty moving the joint should the condition become severe enough.
CAN A CHIROPRACTOR IMPROVE ARTHRITIS?
Studies show chiropractic care can help people with OA by improving motion and reducing inflammation in joints that have become slightly immobile or even out of alignment resulting from OA related changes. I can not however reverse or ‘fix’ arthritis. It’s kind of a “what’s done is done” scenario.
Furthermore, chiropractic care may also delay the deterioration changes in joints by breaking up adhesions in the stuck joints. Adhesion development in stuck joints has been linked to premature joint degeneration.
There are many creative phrases alluding to the fact that aging isn’t always easy. While you can’t change genetics passed down from a prior generation, you can eat healthy, exercise and enjoy routine chiropractic care as part of your wellness routine; reducing the odds of osteoarthritis impacting your life.
Express Chiropractic Keller provides quality chiropractic care from a local chiropractor in Keller Texas. You can walk in or call ahead to let us know you are coming!
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