The pain and stiffness associated with arthritis can affect your quality of life, making walking, writing, and other forms of movement difficult or impossible. Many people feel at loss for how to handle arthritis without relying on constant dosages of medication. Fortunately, Dr. Jason Miller of Attleboro, MA, has the training and experience necessary to help his patients at Miller Chiropractic Health Center. Below are some basics of arthritis and Dr. Miller helps you manage it.
What is arthritis?
Although there are several types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common type, affecting millions of people around the globe. It happens when the connective tissue in the joints begins to wear down, creating friction that causes pain, tenderness, and difficulty moving the joint. If the cartilage completely breaks down, bone spurs may develop in the area, creating more pain and loss of motion. The joints that are most often affected by arthritis are in the hands, spine, knees, and hips, although any joint in the body can be impacted. Arthritis is a progressive disorder, which means it gets worse over time, but Dr. Miller can help you manage the pain and joint stiffness with regular chiropractic treatment.
How can chiropractic care help my arthritis?
Management of your arthritic pain and stiffness includes developing a treatment plan and scheduling regular visits with your Attleboro chiropractor for hands on techniques or adjustments, which realign the joints using gentle, focused pressure. The result for many people is a decrease in the inflammation around their joints, an improvement in flexibility and range of motion, and less pain on a day-to-day basis.
If you have arthritis and want to learn more about how a chiropractor can help you, contact Miller Chiropractic Heath Center in Attleboro, MA, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason Miller today!