Drug-Free Treatment for Arthritis at Total Wellness Center
How many times have you heard people around you describing their arthritis pain as just one of those inevitable burdens? If you're starting to suffer from this degenerative joint condition, you may be worried that you'll have to spend the rest of your life taking painkillers, or possibly even having joint fusion surgery to alleviate the pain. Fortunately, arthritis can respond to more conservative treatment methods. Here at Total Wellness Center in Aurora, we can prescribe a customized program of drug- and surgery-free treatment to suit your needs.
The Aches and Pains of Arthritis
Arthritis can have a dizzying array of possible causes. More than 100 different conditions are known to cause joint pain and stiffness. Forms of arthritis can range of from juvenile and infectious arthritis to the painful accumulation of uric acid known as gout. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common form of joint pain and swelling which may come and go in association with immune system disorders.
The most common kind of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. This condition usually develops over a period of years, although it can be accelerated by extreme joint stress or overuse. Bones connected to joints end are typically cushioned against each other by a layer of protective cartilage. Over time, the cartilage wears out, grows thin, and breaks down, leaving the bone ends to grind together painfully. You may also experience noticeable stiffness. Osteoarthritis symptoms tend to be their worst when you first move around after a period of inactivity, and then ease off as the joints "warm up."
Natural Pain Management Options from Our Aurora Chiropractor
While osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, our Aurora chiropractor can ease your symptoms naturally, without drugs or surgery, while also correcting any underlying alignment problems that might otherwise make your arthritis worse. Gentle chiropractic adjustments to the affected joints (featuring our instrument-assisted Activator Method) can help normalize the positions of joint components, reducing painful friction and allowing inflammation to subside. Spinal adjustments can fix musculoskeletal imbalances that might be causing abnormal stresses on particular weight-bearing joints.
We can complement your chiropractic arthritis treatments with other helpful therapeutic measures as well. Massage therapy can do much to reduce joint swelling and pain, while a program of gentle exercises can optimize blood flow and help your joints remain as flexible as possible.
Conquer Your Pain and Stiffness, Starting Today
Arthritis may be a part of your life, but that doesn't mean you have to let your quality of life be diminished by it. Call Total Wellness Center at (303) 627-7995 today, and take the first step toward conquering that pain and stiffness!