Osteoarthritis Care with our Cumming Chiropractor
When older people talk about "feeling their age," they're often referring to the chronic aches and pains of osteoarthritis. This progressive deterioration of joint cartilage typically occurs with age, although acute injuries, obesity, and longstanding spinal alignment problems may also be to blame.
If you hate the idea of simply masking your pain temporarily with drugs, you'll be glad to learn that you obtain safe, more effective relief through the all-natural care options available at Watts Chiropractic Center.
Osteoarthritis and Your Musculoskeletal System
Every move your body makes would be agonizingly painful without some means of preventing friction between the bone ends in joints. That's why joints feature layers of cartilage that act as buffers, cushioning the bone ends from unnecessary shock and keeping them from rubbing together. In osteoarthritis, this shock absorption system has begun to break down. The cartilage between your joints wears out, growing thinner and/or breaking up. This gives your joints less and less cushion. They become stiffer and more painful until you're finally experiencing the severe pain of bone-on-bone friction.
Osteoarthritis can be caused by a variety of triggers, from an acute sports or work injury to other underlying diseases. Generally, however, it's a natural consequence of wear and tear over several decades of use. Spinal arthritis is often the result of a loss of height in the spinal discs, which stresses the joints until they develop arthritis. Carrying excess weight can accelerate the problem by causing premature joint wear. A chronic misalignment that throws your body off balance may also place certain joints under undue strain.
Osteoarthritis Management from Our Cumming Chiropractor
While osteoarthritis is an irreversible condition, you can control it instead of letting it control you. Our local Cumming chiropractor, Dr. Watts, will take X-rays and evaluate your symptoms while also checking your spinal alignment and other contributing factors. Chiropractic adjustments directly to the joints can often help by normalizing the positions of joint components. Spinal decompression can reduce spinal arthritis pain by gently hydrating the discs to increase their height.
We can also prescribe massage therapy to ease inflammation, exercises to maintain joint mobility, and lifestyle changes such as weight loss to ease the joint pressure. Our ability to create personalized treatment plans means you can benefit from a synergistic combination of multiple pain management modalities. Regular adjustments could even help reduce your odds of getting osteoarthritis.
Overcome Your Osteoarthritis Challenges
Don't settle for suffering from osteoarthritis. Call Watts Chiropractic Clinic at (770) 886-7070 to get evaluated and get the all-natural treatment you need.
We can help you overcome your osteoarthritis challenges so can get the most of your life!