Natural Relief from Arthritis Pain at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic
Common types of arthritis cause pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and joint aches in the body. Our team can help with different types of arthritis by providing chiropractic care, manual manipulation, strengthening exercises, hot and cold therapy, cold laser therapy, and more. We will design a customized program to help you manage pain and increase mobility. We invite you to discover what our team at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield can do for those living with arthritis.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is when tenderness and swelling occur in one or more joints in the body. Symptoms of arthritis are usually joint pain and stiffness. There are more than a hundred different types of arthritis, but the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes the immune system to attack joints in the body.
Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to break down. Osteoarthritis is more common as you get older, but it is not considered a normal part of aging. You may be more likely to experience arthritis if you have risk factors like a history of joint injury or trauma, repetitive stress on a joint, obesity, or family history. Other types of arthritis include gout, an autoimmune condition called rheumatoid arthritis, or even juvenile arthritis.
Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
Our chiropractor will use adjustments to reduce the pain and discomfort of your arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments reduce restriction and misalignment in the spine and other joints in the body. We will gently manipulate your soft tissue to stop muscle spasms and relieve tenderness. This helps to reduce inflammation and improve function in the affected joints.
We can also use active exercises to slowly stretch the joints and increase your range of motion. We may recommend an at-home exercise routine to help reduce pain and to continue stretching the affected joints. Better joint mobility helps to manage symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Cold laser therapy may be used to treat joint pain. The light penetrates your skin to heal the cells and surrounding tissue. It helps increase blood flow, decrease pain, speed up healing, and reduce swelling from arthritic joints. Cold laser therapy is often combined with chiropractic care when treating arthritis.
Our team will help you choose a healthy diet and recommend supplements that help manage arthritis. We will help you cut back on salt, fat, sugar, alcohol, high-fat meats, processed foods, and gluten. All of these can contribute to inflammation. Diet and exercise are an essential part of treating your arthritis.
Contact Us for Arthritis Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Springfield, OR
Contact Centennial Chiropractic Clinic for chiropractic care to help you manage arthritis pain without the need for medication. We will give you a physical exam and run imaging tests to determine which treatment is right for you. Fill out our online form or call the office for an appointment today. Contact for treatment from our chiropractor in Springfield.