Arthritic & Degenerative Pain

Arthritis is a blanket term to describe joint inflammation. In fact there are over 100 different forms of arthritis. Thus the severity of joint inflammation can vary greatly. Arthritis can be primary or secondary to a particular condition. The most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (aka OA, Degenerative Joint Disease/DJD), typically due to trauma, infection, and age. The presence of long standing joint misalignment and lack of motion will accelerate this ‘normal’ degenerative process. Pain Relief can be sought by keeping the joints aligned, moving properly, and healthy we can minimize this type of degeneration. If left untreated severe changes in structure and function of the involved joint can result: restricted motion, bone spurring, decrease joint space, nerve pressure/irritation and hence neurological symptoms which make it harder to obtain any pain relief. Other forms of arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can still see benefit with chiropractic care, but are generally co-managed with your medical doctor due to the more severe and destructive nature of the disease.