Natural Arthritis Pain Treatment From Our Chiropractor in Everett, WA
If you struggle with arthritis, your body may feel like a machine that is rusting solid. This crippling health challenge can rob your joints of mobility, substituting increasing pain and stiffness until your life is no longer your own. The good news is that you can fight back against the advance on arthritis while experiencing much-needed relief from its symptoms, all without drugs or surgery -- with the aid of Cornerstone Chiropractic.
Our chiropractor in Everett WA, Dr. Lichfield, can evaluate your particular form of arthritis and prescribe the right combination of all-natural therapeutic techniques to help you experience a higher quality of life.
Understanding Your Arthritis Pain and Other Symptoms
Arthritis, or swelling of the joints, is an extraordinarily common disorder, afflicting some 40 million Americans. It's also surprisingly varied in its types and causes. The most common form of the condition, osteoarthritis, is associated with long-term (and sometimes extreme short-term) wear and tear on the joints. As the cartilage within the joints begins to thin out and break up, the ends of the bones have less and less protective cushion, resulting in friction that causes pain, stiffness, and swollen joints.
Other types of arthritis stem from different causes but can prove equally debilitating. For instance, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joint lining, causing painful bouts that may result in permanent damage. Psoriatic arthritis can cause both joint pain and psoriasis, while the form of arthritis called gout produces extreme pain (especially in the big toe) due to uric acid accumulation in the joints.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Conservative Therapies
While medical science hasn't yet found an outright "cure" for arthritis in its many forms, chiropractic adjustment and other safe, drug-free conservative therapies can help you minimize its impact on your life. Instead of simply giving you drugs that temporarily mask your symptoms, our Everett chiropractor can recommend a holistic pain management program that addresses the underlying causes of your misery.
Chiropractic treatment can prove invaluable in helping you manage your osteoarthritis. We can perform gentle adjustments to the joints themselves, normalizing their position and enhancing their function. On a deeper level, spinal adjustments can help your nervous system function as efficiently as possible, improving all your physical functions -- including the immune system responsible for auto-immune arthritis conditions. We may also recommend exercises to keep your body in motion, along with (gentle) massage therapy and nutritional counseling to reduce inflammation and pain in arthritic joints. Even losing a few pounds can bring welcome relief to weight-bearing joints, while adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can help control joint pain and swelling the natural way.
Don't Suffer from Arthritis Pain -- Call Our Everett Chiropractor
You don't have to let arthritis take over the rest of your life. Call our Everett chiropractor (425) 379-6301 today to schedule a consultation so we can devise you own personal arthritis management program!