What Is Arthritis?
As we get older, the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones within in our joints begins to deteriorate. This causes the bones to rub together, creating a painful condition known as osteoarthritis. In general, osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that restricts the range of motion in your spine, hands, hips and knees but is not confined to these areas. If you are suffering from joint aches, joint stiffness, and /or swelling, you may be one of the millions who have an arthritic problem.
Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of one or more joints, such as one or both knees, wrists or a even part of your spinal column. Osteoarthritis generally begins to occur in the spine when there is a presence of subluxations, annular tears, disc bulges/herniation, disc degeneration, spondylosis, instability, scoliosis, sprains/ strains and even whiplash when left untreated.
Where It Occurs:
- Neck (cervical spine)
- Low back (lumbar spine)
- Middle and upper back (thoracic spine)
- Joints throughout the body(knee, hands, wrists, elbow, etc…
Symptoms Of Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
- “Crunching” and “popping” with in the joints
- Limited range of motion
- Loss of strength
Some Of The Most Common Treatment Options Are:
Chiropractic care is one of the most noninvasive ways to treat all kinds of osteoarthritis. Chiropractic care treats abnormal wear and tear in malfunctioning joints, which is the most common contributing cause of osteoarthritis. Higher Elevations Chiropractic is a leading chiropractic and therapeutic rehab clinic in Littleton, Colorado that provides various types of services, including chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative therapy, that is targeted to restore normal joint alignment, reducing arthritic changes and complications. With advanced orthopedic rehabilitative therapy at Higher Elevations Chiropractic, we provides the tools to align the joint, enabling it to move properly and thereby reducing further wear and tear, slowing down the degenerative process and keeping you pain free.