Treatment for Arthritis in Overland Park, KS
Arthritis is not, as some people mistakenly believe, a single condition. The term refers to joint inflammation, and in fact, there are over 200 different types of arthritis that can affect people of all ages, although it is most common in those over the age of 55.
Arthritis affects many different parts of the body and every type often has a different cause. As a group of conditions, it can cause damage to the joints but can also affect the soft tissues of the body.
The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, is most often a result of repetitive trauma to the joint and is more commonly diagnosed as people get older. Other forms of arthritis have multiple causes and each case must be treated as a completely unique one.
As arthritis is a complex thing so can be treating it. Often multiple forms of treatment may be called for, including chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Most arthritic conditions benefit greatly from chiropractic treatment and it should be considered as a complement to medical care and as a possible alternative to an increasing reliance on pain medications. It may also reduce the need to take as many anti-inflammatory medications, a very common treatment for certain forms of arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. This is a good thing, as numerous studies have found that long-term use of these medications can slow the healing rate of damaged cartilage and can damage the lining of the stomach, sometimes resulting in serious internal bleeding, especially in older patients.
Some people with arthritis are a little wary of seeking chiropractic treatment, as they fear that it is ‘too rough’. Often they have heard that chiropractors do things like ‘crack backs’, a term which does sound a little harsh. That is far from the case though. Chiropractic treatments for arthritis, especially those practiced at Nigus Chiropractic are gentle and specifically designed to ease the pain, not aggravate it. They are also designed to work in conjunction with other treatments a patient may be receiving.
At Nigus Chiropractic we begin any treatment plan, whether it is for headaches, neck pain, back pain and more, including arthritis, with a personalized, one on one consultation that will address the unique aspects of every unique case. At the same time, all of a patient’s questions and concerns are answered and addressed before treatment actually begins.
If you are living with arthritis, chiropractic treatments may indeed be very helpful in terms of both pain relief and the restoration of movement, leading to a better quality of life. And scheduling an initial free consultation with Dr. Nigus is easy. Simply call or contact us and we’ll take it from there!
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