Arthritis Pain

Natural Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis Treatment

Many people see an arthritis diagnosis as a life-long sentence to joint pain – but there is hope! Chiropractic Care is a very successful way to manage osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of the disease. Our chiropractors can provide natural relief and symptom management for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

If you suffer from joint pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, or joint inflammation, please call our office in Columbia, Missouri at (573) 445-4444 to meet with our chiropractors. They will thoroughly examine your spine, joints, and medical history. Then they can offer several treatment options for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

These are the two most common arthritic conditions:

Osteoarthritis

Mechanical wear and tear of the cartilage in the joints, usually due to uncorrected spinal misalignments. This is by far the most common type of arthritis. Cases of osteoarthritis can vary in severity from stiff, painful, creaking joints, mild disc degeneration, and small bone spurs all the way to severely degenerated spines where the vertebrae have fused together.

Rheumatoid arthritis

An autoimmune condition where the body attacks its own tissues, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and joint deformity. It is diagnosed via blood test and can be well managed with a team approach between our chiropractor and your rheumatologist.

Chiropractic treatment for these conditions can provide welcome pain relief and boost your range of motion and energy levels:

Chiropractic spinal adjustments

Osteoarthritis is largely due to undiagnosed spinal misalignments. Our chiropractors use gentle, precise spinal adjustments to correct these subluxations. This takes pressure off the bones, joints, nerves, and intervertebral discs. For our rheumatoid arthritis patients, spinal adjustments help the body work better overall by empowering the nervous system to better regulate the immune system.

Therapeutic Exercise

It is critical for those with joint problems to stay as safely active as they can and to build core strength that enables them to maintain good posture throughout the day. Our chiropractors can coach you on these exercises, and they can provide a great deal of relief and help you improve your range of motion.

If you suffer from any type of arthritis in Columbia, please schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today at (573) 445-4444.