Arthritis - Gallatin Valley Chiropractic of Bozeman
Arthritis is a broad term for a number of conditions that cause joint damage to the body. One of the most common types of arthritis that involves your spine is osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, and is very commonly seen by chiropractors. This is the most common joint disorder in the body, and can create an entire manifestation of symptoms including: joint pain and swelling, stiffness, locking, catching, muscle weakness, and limited movement. Although osteoarthritis can be very common, it is definitely NOT normal. Arthritis is a condition that only worsens the more you ignore it and refuse to treat it.
Arthritis is caused by the body's reaction to an increase in joint pressure. This can be caused by a number of factors including: immobility, lack of exercise, or a misaligned joint especially in the spine. This causes stress of the joints, and forces them to support a greater responsibility than they are designed to.
Many people ignore their spinal problems for weeks, months, and even years. This is not healthy! Get checked out by a chiropractor. The symptoms caused by arthritis are your body's way of telling you that something in the body is not right.
So what can you do? Well it just so happens that people every day have spine related problems that they have ignored for years. At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic in Bozeman, to relieve arthritis pain we first check to make sure each joint is moving correctly. Spinal misalignments can make the back and neck feel stiff, locked up, and painful. With chiropractic adjustments, we can restore the proper motion and relieve pressure from the joint and surrounding nerves. Next, we try and control the inflammation by a variety of techniques including therapies and proper diet and supplements. Lastly, we provide an exercise program and functional rehab to help keep bones in place and the joints functioning properly, preventing pain, stiffness, numbness and arthritis from occurring in the future.
Gallatin Valley Chiropractic of Bozeman
626 S. Ferguson Ave. Suite 4
Bozeman, MT 59718