Arthritis Treatment at Premier Chiropractic in Fayetteville
Arthritis may occur for many reasons and take many forms, but the end results are too predictable: pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the joints. If you're not able to do many of the things you once enjoyed without excruciating pain, it's time to look at better treatment options that the temporary effects of painkilling drugs. Our Fayetteville chiropractic center, Premier Chiropractic, can come to the rescue with safe, non-pharmaceutical treatment methods to help you move better and get more joy out of life.
Arthritis Types, Symptoms and Signs
You might be astonished to learn that arthritis isn't one single condition -- in fact, there are over a hundred different varieties of arthritis, each related to a different underlying cause. "Arthritis" is simply a term meaning "joint pain." Types of arthritis can range from juvenile arthritis that attacks children to issues such as bacterial arthritis and gout. But most arthritis sufferers are struggling with one of two primary problems:
- Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent kind of arthritis worldwide. This form of joint inflammation and stiffness occurs when the cartilage that normally prevents bones from rubbing together inside a joint begins to break down. This deterioration normally occurs over many years, although it can be hastened by extreme stress on the joints through overuse, obesity and so on.
- Rheumatoid arthritis - Rheumatoid arthritis occurs in connection with autoimmune diseases. The immune system mistakenly attacks the membrane that lines the joints, producing inflammation and swelling that may come and go in bouts. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause problems with other organs and systems, from the skin and eyes to the lungs and kidneys.
Natural Arthritis Management From Our Chiropractor
Even if your arthritis can't be cured outright, you can gain tremendously from the right kind of arthritis management program. Drugs can only provide limited relief for a short time, and they may pose certain risks and complications in the process. Our chiropractor, Dr. McDowell, can actually prescribe treatments that improve both joint function and systemic health.
Chiropractic adjustments, when employed carefully and gently, can be beneficial for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Chiropractic care can also improve your nervous system function, which in turn helps your immune system work better. We can also administer heat therapy and other drug-free techniques to help you reduce inflammatory pain and increase your flexibility.
Contact Our Fayetteville Office Today!
Are you ready to take control of your arthritis pain, starting today? Then call Premier Chiropractic's Fayetteville office at (910) 484-2001 to schedule a consultation and evaluation!