Arthritis isn’t one disease, but a general term referring to numerous forms of joint disease or joint pain. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis.
Arthritis can affect people of all ages, sexes, and races. It most commonly affects women and older adults.
Arthritis symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can worsen over time. In many cases, severe arthritis leads to a loss of independence and an inability to complete normal daily activities.
There are several different types of arthritis, including but not limited to:
Degenerative arthritis is created by deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones, often leading to chronic pain.
Inflammatory arthritis develops when your immune system mistakenly attacks your joints, creating uncontrolled inflammation.
Infectious arthritis is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, leading to inflammation of the joints.
Every arthritis patient has a unique experience. Some people notice a rapid onset of arthritis symptoms, while others find that symptoms develop slowly over an extended period.
Some common symptoms of arthritis include:
Many people believe that these symptoms are nothing more than normal signs of aging. In reality, while arthritis is incurable, it is also a treatable condition. There is no need to simply accept pain and limited joint motion as part of growing older.
The first step in chiropractic treatment involves a thorough diagnostic approach. Dr. Greenberg assesses your current condition and takes a thorough health history during your initial appointment.
In some cases, chiropractic care isn’t an optimal treatment approach. A different treatment approach may better serve people with a fused spine, active and uncontrolled inflammation, or osteoporosis of the spine or neck.
However, chiropractic care can provide excellent results for many patients. A combination of gentle spinal manipulation and guided lifestyle modification can lead to marked improvements in pain and joint mobility.
Many patients also respond well to physical therapy and targeted stretching/strengthening exercises. As you progress through treatment, Dr. Greenberg can suggest additional approaches to meet your specific needs.
To begin a path toward relief from arthritis pain and stiffness, schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenberg as soon as possible.
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