Chiropractic adjustments are a phenomenal way to provide some much needed relief while dealing with the pain of RA. A chiropractor is a professional who is trained, through a four-year training program, to adjust or manipulate the spine. If you maintain that proper alignment, you become stronger and help keep them from coming back. For these patients’ chiropractic care, he recommends gentle spinal manipulation combined with exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce pain and inflammation, and improve mobility. If a joint is fixated and out of alignment, it’s not working the way it should. In most people, the body responds to the onset of arthritis by making extra bone.
The chiropractic adjustments performed are unique to the individual’s needs — they provide a non-invasive, non-addictive and safe option compared to prescription opioids, which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain. Using anti-inflammatory medication in the long term has been shown to impair the healing rate of cartilage and can also cause damage to the lining of the stomach and result in fatal stomach bleeds, particularly in the elderly.
The American Chiropractic Association recommends that chiropractors focus on helping people with rheumatoid arthritis by:
Providing diet and nutritional advice and supplements to address inflammation.
Improving flexibility and endurance.
Helping them improve their range of motion.
Increasing muscle tone and strength.
We will arrange for you to have a comprehensive initial consultation and examination to find out if chiropractic care can help you get back to the life you love.