Maintaining a Normal Life Despite Joint Degeneration
Early detection of degenerative joint conditions is crucial
Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are autoimmune disorders that contribute to the breakdown of joint cartilage and cause pain and stiffness in the joint areas. These are progressive degenerative conditions that get worse with time and, as of now, there is no known cure. However, that doesn’t mean we have to give up hope! At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we focus on treating these conditions in a way that slows down the degeneration and allows you to live a normal life despite the symptoms. One thing that is crucial to our success in treating degenerative joint conditions is their early detection, which means that as soon as you suspect something isn’t right in your joints, it is worth checking in with a medical professional.
Chiropractic for treating joint dysfunction
Our goals are simple, including:
- Mitigating pain
- Keeping you moving
- Slowing the progression of the degeneration
With conditions like OA and OE, movement can be painful which discourages you from wanting to move. But then inactivity leaves you stiff and sore. Chiropractic seeks to break you out of this cycle with a variety of modalities including:
- Decompression, to open up space in the joints and allow for rehydration
- Spinal adjustment, to maintain as close to possible a full range of motion, allowing you to keep moving.
- Attention to and development of the muscles that surround and support your joints.
Along the way, we will also address lifestyle factors such as diet, hydration and exercise, all three of which are crucial to managing your condition. If you are interested in finding out how you can live a life despite your degenerative joint condition, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.