Many times, aches and pains come on so gradually that we don’t realize they are significant enough to affect our daily lives. If you find that the daily activities you used to do with no trouble are now difficult because of stiffness and pain, you don’t have to live with it.

Many of the patients who come through our doors have resigned themselves to discomfort and difficulty. They adjust and adjust their lives to accommodate the aches and pains, only to find that the pain stays the same or gets worse. If this situation resonates with you, you may be struggling with arthritis. Arthritis comes in several different forms, and it is work figuring out which kind you’re dealing with. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, so there’s a good chance you’re suffering from it. If that ends up being the case, here is some information about it and how we can help.

Osteoarthritis Basics

Where bones meet, there is cartilage along with fluid and tissue contained in a capsule. Eventually, the cartilage and other tissue get damaged and wear down, and painful bone spurs can develop as the bones grate against each other. This is called osteoarthritis. Also called degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis impacts over 30 million adults in the United States alone. Symptoms change depending on the patient and the severity of the condition, but they generally include stiffness, swelling, pain, aching, and a decreased range of motion.

Osteoarthritis happens when there is improper joint demand and function. This type of arthritis is known as the “wear and tear” arthritis because it shows up when joints start to wear out. It shows up in misaligned joints first, but it tends to show up in other joints as people get older.  It can be held at bay when you get your joints fine-tuned with chiropractic adjustments.

How Chiropractic Treatments Can Prevent and Reduce Osteoarthritis

Because osteoarthritis is brought on by poor joint function, it can be prevented and reduced by correct joint function. While no one can avoid some joint degeneration from aging and gravitational stress, it can be kept to a minimum with good joint motion enabled by chiropractic adjustments.  Good adjustments bolster the function of the nervous system by restoring and maintaining the function and health of the joint. That means regular chiropractic care can give your body the fine-tuning it needs to stay on track and working at its best.

Let Us Help

The team at Progressive Help & Rehab is dedicated to providing Ohio with world-class chiropractic care that is carefully tailored to each of our clients. We understand that no two bodies are alike, and we’re proud to offer a diverse array of services, including spinal decompression, vibration therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and spinal alignment. When you meet with us, we will carefully assess you to ensure we accurately identify what is going on. A full understanding will allow us to provide you with a unique, custom treatment plan that will meet your needs. Contact us in Gahanna today!