Although there are different types of arthritis, the most common are:
Osteoarthritis (OA): OA, also called degenerative joint disease, mostly affects the spine and other parts of the body like the shoulders, knees, ankle-foot as result of misaligned bones, and posture. Most people over the age of 45 will gradually show signs and symptoms such as stiffness, numbness, tingling sensations, and pain. Arthritis also causes nerve irritations which pinch the spine (neck & back) in later stages of the condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Although the causes of (RA) are unknown, research shows autoimmune diseases can be a key trigger which affects both hands mostly for females compared to males.
Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?
Based on an initial examination and proper diagnosis, your doctor will be able to determine the best treatment for you. Your doctor also will provide you with a unique set of treatments including different types of modalities and gentle spinal manipulations which reduce pain and increase the motion in the affected regions or joints. Stopping and slowing down the progression of the condition is the ultimate goal. Relieving and reducing the pain, as well as increasing the motion in your body, are our goals for the best positive response.