Chiropractic Offers Safe and Effective Treatment for Arthritis Pain
Arthritis pain can be debilitating, and for some people, the pain can become unbearable to the point they withdraw from many of their normal activities of life. Here at St. Joseph Chiropractic, Dr. Craig Mattox and the rest of our team wants people to know that they still have the ability to live a healthy active lifestyle even after an arthritis diagnosis. Chiropractic treatments have been proven to effectively treat many of the symptoms associated with multiple types of arthritis.
The goal of chiropractic treatment with regard to arthritis is to restore function so patients can get back to enjoying life as they knew it before arthritic symptoms became the norm. Chiropractic treatment modalities offer safe and effective management of pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis. There are, however, some precautions that need to be taken when patients have inflammatory disease processes like psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors who specialize in the treatment of different types of arthritis understand the need to minimize and control inflammation while they are treating patients.
Chiropractors have a number of physiotherapy modalities they can use to control pain, spasm, and inflammation. Ultrasound therapy helps to reduce joint stiffness, pain, and swelling of the tissues. Cold laser therapy is used to penetrate the tissues of the body to help reduce swelling. The laser used during this type of therapy applies little to no heat to achieve its results. A chiropractor may also use electrical stimulation therapy to help in the treatment of muscular spasm. Some other treatment modalities used by chiropractors to control the symptoms caused by arthritis include cryotherapy, traction, and infrared sauna treatments.
Stop the Pain
The chiropractic team at St. Joseph Chiropractic wants you to know that you don’t have to let the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis control your life. Our team can help you manage your pain and other symptoms. To learn more about how our chiropractor treats arthritis, give our office a call at (816) 279-0700 TODAY!!