Arthritis- means inflammation of the joints. The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis , or another name is degenerative arthritis . You can get degenerative arthritis in any joint of your body. However, it can be particularly debilitating in the spine, hands, hips and knees. Arthritis starts when the joint or joints becomes dysfunctional (either too much or not enough movement).
A dysfunctional joint can be caused by blunt trauma, accumulative trauma, poor posture, muscle imbalance, an old injury that did not heal correctly, poor gait (the way we walk), or even stress. If a joint becomes dysfunctional and does not get corrected, eventually inflammation occurs in the joint.
The inflammation will cause further damage to the tissues and cartilage over time resulting in advanced degenerative arthritis. If not corrected the arthritis may become severe enough that surgery and joint replacement is necessary. Chiropractic doctors are experts in correcting dysfunctional joints that are the cause of degenerative arthritis. The doctors at Newman Chiropractic are experts at alleviating pain, correcting joint dysfunction, and the causes of your joint dysfunction so your condition does not return. Call us today to begin the process of a pain free life.
The first step to relief from Osteoarthritis is to schedule a free consultation in our office to discuss the specifics of your case.