Arthritis Pain Management

Ways to Manage Arthritis

Arthritis can impact your well-being and your quality of life. It not only affects your mental and physical health, but it can also impact your everyday activities as well as other aspects of your life. At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we know that arthritis can impact your mobility, can cause persistent pain, and its effects can even change how you perform everyday tasks and how you work, which is why we offer arthritis pain management treatment that’s all-natural, drug-free, and effective.

Living with Arthritis

People with arthritis know that living with this diagnosis can be very challenging since arthritis flare-ups can be painful and unpredictable. You may feel better one day and in severe pain the next. Arthritis pain can be very debilitating, making it difficult to navigate basic tasks until the pain is under control for a short while. A person with arthritis also experiences feelings of anxiety, constant stress, and fear that a flare-up will hit them unexpectedly.

Joint pain first thing in the morning can also make it difficult and sometimes impossible to get out of bed and perform everyday tasks. A chiropractor will adjust and manipulate the spine to improve mobility and relieve pain, providing a more workable approach to arthritis treatment. Chiropractic care can also improve physical endurance and strength, muscle tone, flexibility, and range of motion.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

A chiropractor will maneuver nerve endings and muscles to send impulses to the central nervous system. Chiropractors can use more than one hundred techniques to manually adjust the spine, joints, and muscles to various degrees. Additionally, they can also provide diet and exercise plans to reduce inflammation in the joints and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Chiropractic treatment can alleviate the pain caused by arthritis. Treatment can even help pinpoint the causes of chronic pain and can help a patient learn how to better manage their condition so they can resume the activities they love.

At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we aim to optimize, maintain, and restore human function through chiropractic treatment. The treatments we offer are designed to help a patient’s body work at its best and heal naturally. Our experienced chiropractors will guide a patient through their recovery, from their first visit to their future treatments.

At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we help people with arthritis discover the root causes and risk factors of their pain through a variety of tests. Our experienced chiropractors will also work with a patient on a treatment plan that will help them recover from their injuries and prevent injuries in the future. We support better health and focus on the relationship between the function and structure of the joints and improve it to help a patient’s body heal.

Our chiropractors will assess a patient’s condition as they undergo treatment for their arthritis and will address any issues a patient may face. Through these tests, a patient can see their progress towards optimal wellness and health.

Treating Arthritis with Effective Chiropractic Care Combined with Physical Therapy

A patient visits a physical therapist or chiropractor when they experience poor posture or pain. They also receive physical therapy and chiropractic treatment to relieve pain and injuries. At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we can work with a patient’s physical therapist to create an effective and safe treatment plan that offers a wealth of health benefits to our arthritis patients, to improve their quality of life.

Chiropractic Care for Different Types of Arthritis

People mistakenly believe that chiropractic treatment is just for neck or back pain, but treatment can also help patients suffering from osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis.

Chiropractors often recommend specific treatments based on a patient’s needs, arthritis symptoms,  and type of arthritis. A chiropractor can provide treatment that’s designed to ease swelling or prevent muscle spasms and arthritic pain through the use of gentle chiropractic manipulation. Our chiropractors may also recommend active exercises that will gradually stretch the joints to improve a patient’s range of motion. These exercises will stop soft tissue and joint restrictions, allowing for the restoration of human function. These exercises can also improve synergy among the muscles, nerves, and joints.

The goal of chiropractic care for arthritis is to:

  • Increase lifestyle activity
  • Improve a patient’s range of motion
  • Minimize discomfort
  • Management of pain

Chiropractic care focuses on improving a patient’s joint mobility, helping them to move better. The use of manual adjustments on one or multiple joints, combined with corrective exercises can help a patient achieve these goals.

Our chiropractors may also recommend certain lifestyle changes, including modified sleep schedules, dieting advice, and other recommendations. These lifestyle changes can positively impact a patient’s overall wellness and health.

Managing Arthritis Symptoms

Easing pain and discomfort caused by arthritis will begin with non-invasive, self-care treatment. We can help a patient with pre-existing or new conditions manage their symptoms while improving their joint health. Before a patient begins treatment, we’ll discuss their specific situation and needs. We’ll also evaluate their health to ensure their safety during chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatment will reduce the muscle pain and inflammation that’s commonly experienced with arthritis, by adjusting the joints for proper alignment. This is a natural, safe treatment alternative to medication.

Preventing Arthritis and Joint Damage

Chiropractic treatment can help prevent arthritis and severe damage to nerves as well as joint damage. If a person’s joints are kept in proper alignment, then the mechanics are going to be smoother and a person isn’t going to struggle with joint degeneration. If the spine is poorly aligned, the mechanics are going to be worse and they will begin to see joint degeneration over time. Routine chiropractic care can also minimize a person’s risk of injury in the future.

Frequency of Treatment

After just two weeks of proper mobilization of a joint, a person can begin to see positive changes and a reduction in chronic arthritis pain. Chiropractic maintenance treatment twice a month is often recommended to treat arthritis after a patient completes the initial corrective adjustment plan.

A chiropractor may recommend:

  • Daily exercises and stretches
  • Cold compresses or ice pack
  • Heating pad or hot water bottle use
  • A warm bath or hot bath to help with inflammation and to reduce stress on joints
  • Occupational therapist treatment
  • Breathing techniques

However, patients with severe cases of degeneration may require more frequent, aggressive treatment to get them to a point where they are able to manage their pain symptoms without harmful pain medications. This type of aggressive treatment can also slow down the progression of arthritis and can reduce all types of pain associated with arthritis.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Osteoarthritis?

Treatment can provide relief for osteoarthritis sufferers. While chiropractic care won’t rebuild or repair cartilage, it can help minimize the pressure placed on the joints due to arthritis. One of our chiropractors can also halt muscle spasms caused by arthritis by gently manipulating the soft tissue and muscles around the affected joints.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Yes. chiropractic care can help people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. However, inflammation must be closely monitored because adjustments during an inflammation flare-up can often be counterproductive.

Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Arthritis in the Neck?

Chiropractic care of the neck is referred to as cervical manipulation or a neck adjustment and it’s often done with careful precision by hand. Cervical manipulation can help improve a patient’s range of motion and mobility. As with any type of adjustment, it must be evaluated along with the rest of the patient’s medical condition.

Does Exercise or Weight Affect Arthritis?

Yes, maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Even if a person already has arthritis, weight loss can reduce the stress placed on the spine, knees, hips, and other joints. It can also improve other symptoms linked to arthritis. Gentle exercises that don’t strain or aggravate the joints, such as walking or swimming, can help a person retain their mobility and range of motion so they can continue to participate in everyday activities and the special activities they love.

Contact Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities

If you want to manage your arthritis pain naturally, improve your mobility and range of motion, and treat your condition without the use of harmful medication, contact the team at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities today. You’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation that will help us determine the right treatment for your needs. We will create a treatment plan that incorporates pain management as well as basic lifestyle changes that can help you live the best life possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let the team at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities help you manage your arthritis, safely, naturally, and effectively.



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