According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 54.4 million Americans suffer from at least one form of arthritis. This condition can lead to significant pain and can also impede your ability to complete everyday tasks. Elizabeth Greenberg, DC, has helped numerous patients from in and around the New York area find lasting relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, use the online tool to find a convenient appointment time.

Arthritis Q & A

What exactly is arthritis?

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

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

Infectious arthritis is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, leading to inflammation of the joints.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

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:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Redness

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.

What are chiropractic care options for arthritis?

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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