Thursday, June 20, 2013

Condition: Osteoarthritis/Arthritis


What it is:

Anchorage Chiropractors
As we age, the cartilage covering the ends of our bones in our joints deteriorates. This causes the bones to rub together, creating a painful condition called osteoarthritis.
There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, and osteoarthritis is overwhelmingly the most prevalent. It is a degenerative disease, which typically affects people over the age of 50, unless there is a history of an injury to the area involved.
Osteoarthritis generally begins to occur in the spine when subluxations, disc bulges/herniation, annular tears, disc degeneration, instability, scoliosis, spondylosis, sprains and strains, and whiplash, are left untreated.

Where it occurs:

Subluxations can appear in the:
  • Neck (cervical spine)
  • Low back (lumbar spine)
  • Middel and upper back (thoracic spine)
  • Joints throughout the body

The Symptoms:

Patients with arthritis may experience:
  • Limited range of motion
  • "Crunching" and "popping" in the joints
  • Tenderness
  • Pain
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Loss of Strength

What are my treatment options?

Chiropractic Medicine - Physical Rehabilitation - DRS Treatment - MCU Therapy

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