Chiropractic care is renowned for treating a variety of health issues, particularly joint problems. The effectiveness of chiropractic care for joint issues depends on individual conditions and pain origins.
Some joint problems/issues may be contraindicated for chiropractic care, you can ask your chiropractor if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Even in cases where gull spine high velocity adjustments are contraindicated, Chiropractors may be able to offer a gentle joint or muscle manipulation instead as well as a multitude of soft tissue therapies.
Identifying causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain can cause a domino effect of tightness, spasms and pain in the surroundings, muscles, ligaments and other tissues. And working on that may help your health. The causes of pain in the joint will determine what type of treatment is the best for you. Some joint conditions include:
Is the most common type of arthritis and may cause joint pain, because the cartilage that are surrounding your joints suffer from wear and tear, leading to bones rubbing on one another and to a lot of pain and swelling.
Chiropractic care may address some of the causes of osteoarthritis, because the joint can be damaged with time due incorrect posture and misaligned joints and non correct body mechanics, such as improper prolonged sitting, walking and standing. Mayo Clinic provides detailed information about osteoarthritis, including symptoms and causes. This can be a valuable resource to learn more about the condition: Osteoarthritis – Symptoms & Causes – Mayo Clinic.
An autoimmune disease causing joint pain. While chiropractors don’t prescribe medication, they can improve immune system functionality. Joint manipulation is not advised in active disease areas. The Arthritis Foundation offers comprehensive information on rheumatoid arthritis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. This link can be useful if you’re looking for in-depth information about the disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis – Arthritis Foundation.
There are a few other conditions that can be caused by the immune system attacking your tissues, and medication may help with the pain. Chiropractors cannot prescribe any type of medication, so you’ll also need to see your care provider.
It’s not recommended to get joint manipulation in the areas where the disease is active. But chiropractic care is helpful with getting your immune system to work better, and can potentially help you with your immune problems.
There are other joint conditions that are not caused by arthritis, and chiropractic care is more effective, including:
- Injuries: fall, car accidents or other type of injury that lead to joint pain.
- Bursitis: the inflammation of the bursae, the small sacs of fluids that cushion the joints.
- Fibromyalgia: a health issue that causes widespread pain in the muscles and joints.
- Tendinitis: the inflammation of the tendons that attaches muscles to the bones.
When to choose Chiropractic Care for Joints?
Consult with your healthcare provider to understand if chiropractic care suits you. Chiropractic treatment can reduce nerve pressure in joints, decreasing pain and tingling sensations, and improving spine alignment.
Harvard Health provides an overview of chiropractic care, focusing on its role in pain relief and body function improvement: Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief – Harvard Health.
- Adjustments: These involve joint manipulation and vary based on your condition.
- Additional Therapies: Our chiropractors may recommend acupuncture, massage therapy, and targeted exercises to strengthen muscles and improve joint function.
But the treatments can only be recommended after a consultation. Our chiropractors here at Prestige must take a detailed history and really take into account all of the factors that may be causing your current complaint. From that point they will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your condition. If you have any other questions, you can access this page.
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