Arthritis Relief from Your Chiropractor in West Hartford, CT
Take arthritis pain out of everyday living by getting natural, non-invasive treatment offered at West Hartford Chiropractic LLC. Our chiropractors in West Hartford can help to improve your symptoms and quality of life by combining drug-free therapies proven to reduce inflammation, decrease flare-ups, and increase mobility.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a joint and tissue inflammation disorder that has over 200 different types. Wear and tear is the primary cause of the disorder, but there are other risk factors like a previous joint injury. The condition usually worsens with age and may cause complications such as disability, deformed joints, and difficulty using the hands or bearing weight on the knee and ankle when walking.
Common Arthritis Symptoms
Joint pain and stiffness typically occur in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle, but could happen in the neck or lower back spine. You may experience these symptoms mostly in the morning. Other symptoms are:
- Decreased range of motion
Types of Arthritis Treated with Chiropractic Care
The following types of arthritis can be treated at our clinic:
- Osteoarthritis: A degenerative disease that causes joint cartilage breakdown. The breakdown may also occur in the discs or the facet joints of the spine leading to painful neck or lower back symptoms.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that results in chronic inflammation of the synovial membrane or tissue lining the joint.
How Our Chiropractors Evaluates and Treats Arthritis
During your comprehensive evaluation and physical exam, your chiropractor will also examine your joints and spine via an X-ray. X-rays can detect inflammation and musculoskeletal problems. Your treatment plan may include:
Chiropractic Adjustments: Spinal adjustment is primarily done to realign the spine. However, it can help to reduce inflammation from osteoarthritis by increasing blood flow and nutrients to the spinal joints and discs.
Soft Tissue Therapies: Massage therapy helps to relieve stiffness, increase blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility. Cold laser therapy also works to heal inflamed tissue and regenerate healthy tissue.
Physical Therapy: Special exercises are performed to increase range of motion and strengthen the muscles around the joints.
Get Natural Arthritis Treatment in West Hartford, CT
Visit West Hartford Chiropractic LLC for non-medical treatments that can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory drugs known to slow tissue repair. Our therapies may even decrease the risk of joint repair, replacement, or fusion via invasive surgery. Call our West Hartford, CT office at (860) 232-5556 to schedule an appointment.