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Manage Arthritis with Chiropractic Care

Dec 27, 2018

Manage Arthritis with Chiropractic Care

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is defined as inflammation of one or more joints that typically can cause symptoms such as pain, stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion and discomfort throughout the body.  Symptoms can also increase with age.

It is important to note that there are many different types of arthritis which is why it is such a common diagnosis.  The two main types are called Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition which means it occurs over time and typically is due to wear and tear.  Rhumetoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body is actually attacking the joint, typically creating episodes or “flare ups” of pain. The good news is that these types of arthritis respond very well to chiropractic care.  

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care can be used as a great way to manage pain and symptoms by delivering a gentle and non-invasive treatment known as a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation.  These adjustments are used to improve joint mobility thereby reducing inflammation to the joint and surrounding musculature. At Rohlfs Chiropractic Care we couple this treatment with a Core Rehab program to help strengthen and coordinate the muscles around the area/s of complaint.  This allows for prolonged relief and helps the patient become an active participant in their care. In addition, to pain relief other benefits of receiving chiropractic care include decreased inflammation, improved range of motion, improved flexibility, and increased activity and lifestyle.  

To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the chiropractors at Rohlfs Chiropractic Care will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your arthritis with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapistsor other primary care physicians.

Call or visit one of our offices to learn more about how chiropractic care can help:

 

Sharonville, OH – 513-354-3800

Wilmington, OH – 937-566-0171

Anderson, OH – 513-247-4373