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Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

Arthritis affects millions of people each day, causing severe chronic pain that disables them from doing routine activities. Gout, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common forms. Arthritis use to be considered one of the many symptoms associated with aging, but many people can develop the condition in middle age or younger from the type of life they live.

If you’re suffering from arthritis pain, Nault Chiropractic can help. Located in Worcester, MA, Nault Chiropractic offers holistic chiropractic treatments to help you get back to feeling your best – naturally. To schedule your appointment, contact Nault Chiropractic today.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

People that become afflicted with arthritis suffer swelling in the joints that leads to chronic pain. The pain can become so severe that it can cause loss of mobility in the affected areas. Joints can become swollen with stiffness spreading to all parts of the body affecting mobility. The disease can attack feet, ankles, knees, hip, back, shoulders, neck, arms, elbows, wrists and fingers.

Lack of energy and loss of movement in affected areas can make people unable to function or go through routine daily activities. Extreme conditions can possibly prevent them from working on their jobs leading to disability issues. Some people can have low to moderate symptoms that will flare up occasionally. No matter what symptoms that people may develop from arthritis, most of them seek immediate treatment for the disease.

Treatment of Arthritis with a Chiropractor

Although pain medication is commonly used to treat arthritis, many people consult chiropractic health care to help relieve the symptoms associated with the disease. A chiropractor can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with the symptoms, and at Nault Chiropractic we treat pain without medication.

Chiropractors use exercise, diet and manual manipulation of body parts to restore function of problem areas where arthritis is causing major issues. A good chiropractor can physically adjust parts of the body that might be out of alignment. This relieves painful symptoms that can help the patient reduce the amount of medication that they are taking. Massage therapy can help reduce stiffness associated with the disease. Hot and cold compresses are used to help relieve arthritic pain.

Choosing a reputable chiropractor is essential in getting successful care. Most people know what kind of results they will receive upon the first visit. Discussion of previous medical history and a physical examination of the patient are essential at the first appointment. Possible x-rays could be performed to give the chiropractor additional information on physical problems the patient is experiencing.

Once chiropractic treatment has begun, the patient may have additional tests performed to determine if the prescribed treatment is working to help them. Many people that have used chiropractic care have praised the practice as the best alternative medicine available to reduce or relieve arthritic pain symptoms. Additional treatments that a chiropractor might incorporate in his career options for the patient could be an ultrasound, rehabilitation therapies and electronic stimulation.

Using recommendations at home from a chiropractor is important in helping patients receive beneficial results from treatment. A patient has the responsibilities of doing at-home exercises and therapy combined with what the chiropractor does for them at their office to see long-term results. Whether using a regular physician or a chiropractor anyone, with severe back or neck problems and arthritis should seek immediate care.