Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition which limits the range of motion in your spine, hands, hips and knees. It can be found in all age groups, but mainly starts appearing in your 50-60’s. Athletes have been known to develop Osteoarthritis at the ends of their careers and often people who have had traumatic injuries eventually can develop Osteoarthritis later in life.
Traditional medicine will prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to relief the pain, but most of the times, symptoms increase leading to possible surgery. Clinical studies done using Chiropractic care to treat Osteoarthritis, have been shown to reduce the pain in joints, increase range of motion, restore normal movement to the spine, relax the muscles, improve joint coordination and improve the overall quality of life.
A few years back, a patient of mine would have trouble climbing stairs, and driving in the car would cause her toes to get stiff and her legs would swell. After only one adjustment she felt such a huge difference! She started climbing stairs without pain, and driving in the car was not a problem, even on a trip toCanada!
My type of Chiropractic care can work for you! I always remind to my patients that their adjustments will take time and it will be up to them to continue on that path towards optimal wellness.
For my Osteoarthritis patients, I recommend my type of regular Chiropractic adjustments, along with nutritional changes and exercise. These include eating foods that decrease inflammation like, garlic, onions, watercress, horseradish, mustard, parsley, celery, rose hips tea, pickles, lemon, and using anti-inflammatory oils (nuts, seeds, cold-water fish), along with taking a daily supplement of Glucosamine. Avoiding foods that have refined sugars and fewer red meats will also help relieve some of the symptoms of Osteoarthritis.