Arthritis Care at ProHealth Center
Over 50 million Americans struggle with arthritis. This painful inflammatory joint problem can drastically limit your ability to get around or perform your regular daily tasks, including your job. If you suffer from arthritis in Clinton, Laurens, Joanna, or Mountville SC, you will be happy to learn that you can manage this condition without taking large doses of medication.
Here at ProHealth Center, we offer safe, effective, drug-free solutions for arthritis pain management.
Arthritis Types and Causes
Over 100 different conditions can produce arthritis, the medical term for inflammatory joint pain. Some forms of arthritis stem from infections, congenital issues, or accumulation of urate crystals in the affected joints (as in gout). Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system erroneously attacks joint components. The common kind of arthritis, osteoarthritis, usually occurs due to normal wear and tear on the joints, although extreme joint stress can accelerate its development. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage layer between the bones of the joint starts to wear out and break down, causing the bone ends to rub together painfully.
Arthritis produces some hallmark symptoms that help you identify the source of your joint discomfort. These include pain in multiple joints (especially in cases of rheumatoid arthritis), agonizing pain in the big toe first joint (a common sign of gout), and pain or stiffness that gets progressively worse in joints that see frequent use or pressure (as in osteoarthritis).
Diagnosis and Treatment From Our Skilled Chiropractor
Our chiropractor, Dr. Snider, can help identify arthritis through X-rays or other diagnostic imaging techniques that reveal changes in joint structure. Your current symptoms and medical history will also factor into this diagnosis. At the same time, a postural evaluation can reveal spinal alignment errors or other abnormalities that place undue stress on particular joints, causing or worsening arthritis in those joints.
Chiropractic adjustment can help to reduce arthritis pain and stiffness. Spinal adjustments can relieve abnormal strain on the vertebral joints that may cause neck pain or back pain. Adjustments to extremity joints can help the joint structures to move more easily and comfortably.
As effective as chiropractic adjustment may be for your arthritis, it is only one aspect of the holistic approach we take to these kinds of health challenges. Our chiropractor can combine adjustments with other natural, non-pharmaceutical strategies such as regenerative medicine, nutritional therapy, and gentle exercises to keep your joints as functional as possible.
Get Your Arthritis Under Control the Natural Way
If you are looking for safe, effective answers to your arthritis issues in Clinton, Laurens, Joanna, or Mountville, turn to ProHealth Center for all-natural answers instead. Call (864) 681-0555 today for an initial appointment!