Is arthritis pain keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle? More than 50 million Americans experience daily arthritis pain and many would say that medication alone doesn’t help. Stiffness, swelling, joint pain, and inflammation are some of the most common ailments caused by arthritis. Although there are different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, they share many of the same painful symptoms that affect millions of people, making it the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Many people tend to think chiropractic care can only benefit those who have been injured due to car accidents or athletics. But a number of people seek chiropractic treatment for a variety of medical conditions and disorders not related to a specific physical injury. In fact, an estimated 20 million Americans will seek treatment from a chiropractor this year.  Specially, chiropractic treatment has been proven to help patients with osteoarthritis, one of the most common types of arthritis. Here are three ways that chiropractic treatment has been shown to help treat people with the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

  • Pain reduction and relief. Chiropractors use various techniques to properly align the spine. By receiving a spinal adjustment, the spinal cord nerves can send a signal to the brain to properly balance chemical production, which will decrease how the body relays pain.
  • Releases muscle tension. When the spine is misaligned, muscles tend to hold pressure causing inflammation. Chiropractic treatment helps to relieve the tension built up in the muscles by properly aligning the spine and reducing the pressure.
  • Increases range of motion. Proper spinal alignment increases the motion of the spine, hips, and shoulders. This increase in the range of motion helps the adjoining joints become loose and helps reduce stiffness throughout the body.

Like other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis can be debilitating, painful and uncomfortable. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce those feelings for patients.

If you are experiencing pain due to arthritis then chiropractic treatment may be your next step in pain relief. The Gulf Coast Pain Institute located in Pensacola, Florida has a team of chiropractors and pain management staff that is ready to help you find the relief you need to get back to enjoying your daily activities. To learn more about chiropractic treatment at the Gulf Coast Pain Institute, call our Chiropractic office to schedule an appointment at (850) 476-7072 today.