October 12 is World Arthritis Day
There are many ways chiropractic helps those with arthritis. If you do indeed have spinal misalignments referred to as subluxations, this can cause the discs to wear down more quickly. Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct those misalignments with gentle, specific adjustments. As your body stays in its proper alignment, not only is pressure taken of the nerves, but the proper
motion between the spinal bones is restored. This reduces your bodies need to
lay down new bone to stabilize your spine.
The standard medical approach to "wear and tear" arthritis is self-medication with over-the-counter painkillers and NSAIDS, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs like Tylenol, Advil, etc. If not resolved, you can end up on steroids or
prescription painkillers that can lead to addiction. The eventual medical
solution is surgery, sometimes very risky surgery with long-term consequences.
Many people associate this condition with the elderly and the health concerns that affect them, and statistical evidence supports that those over 65 are in fact the primary sufferers. But there is an often forgotten section of people who are under that age, almost 30% of all sufferers are under the age of 65, with some of them being no older than their teen years, and some rare cases existing even in the very young.
Take the time to educate yourself on this condition, and find the ways you can help prevent or hold-off this condition in your own life.