Frequently Asked Questions about Joints Answered by Your Chiropractor in Atlanta
If you suffer from joint pain and stiffness that gets worse after prolonged periods of rest, you may have a joint disorder. Our chiropractor can help improve your joint function and reduce your pain with chiropractic care. Here are some of the common questions we receive about arthritis and joint pain.
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain can be caused by a variety of ailments and conditions, including arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune disorders, joint deterioration, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. It can also be cause by injuries, including blunt force traumas and repetitive motion injuries.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation of the joints. Arthritis typically affects one or more joints and causes inflammation of the joint and surrounding soft tissues. It causes pain and reduced movement. The pain and stiffness is generally worse in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest, which is why most chiropractors and medical professionals recommend light activity for arthritis sufferers.
How do I know if I have a joint disorder?
Individuals with joint disorders have a reduced range of motion in the affected joints. Joint disorders also cause inflammation and pain, which can make performing daily tasks difficult. If you suspect you have a joint injury or disorder, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with our Atlanta chiropractor for a full evaluation.
How does chiropractic care help with arthritis pain and joint function?
Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremity joints helps reduce inflammation. It promotes proper function of the joints, and it improves the function of the nervous system, which can help increase the immune’s system’s effectiveness. In addition, we can recommend exercises and ways you can stay active, which helps reduce pain and joint stiffness.
Does chiropractic care cure arthritis?
Arthritis cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be managed. Traditional medical advice typically revolves around taking pain killers, anti-inflammatories or immune suppression drugs. The medications prescribed for arthritis often have undesirable side-effects that can make the joint disorder seem mild by comparison.
Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free way to manage your symptoms. It has virtually no side-effects and does not interfere with other traditional treatment options. The basis for chiropractic care is chiropractic adjustments. Manual adjustments help restore proper joint function and reduce inflammation. When inflammation is reduced and range of motion and flexibility increased, pain naturally decreases.
Does chiropractic care cure other joint disorders not caused by arthritis?
If you are suffering from a repetitive motion or sports injury in your joint, chiropractic care can help alleviate pain, improve joint mobility and heal the injury. The exact number of treatments and your prognosis will be given to you after your initial evaluation and updated as you move through the treatment process.
How do I schedule an appointment with your chiropractor for an evaluation of my joint pain?
To schedule an appointment with our Atlanta chiropractor, call our office at (404) 633-6787. We are located at 2987 Clairmont Road, suite 105.