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Osteoarthritis refers to arthritis in the joints. Other forms of arthritis may affect the body’s organs and internal systems; lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are a couple of examples. However, osteoarthritis is focused on the joints.
Not surprisingly, osteoarthritis is characterized by chronic joint pain. This is because in the condition of osteoarthritis, the protective cushioning and cartilage in the joints gradually becomes worn away. Chiropractic services can make a major difference in relieving osteoarthritis symptoms. In addition to pain, the symptoms of osteoarthritis can include:
Joint pain in osteoarthritis is often worse later in the day due to physical movement and use of the joints. Pain can also be worse after periods of inactivity, such as when sitting in one place for awhile in a café or while watching television. As cartilage loss progresses, pain increases and can even flare up when the osteoarthritis sufferer is just sitting and not moving.
Symptoms and pain levels in osteoarthritis sufferers can vary widely. In some, the pain can be debilitating and lead to a near total loss of mobility. In others, it’s more of a constant low grade irritation. It’s also possible to have intermittent symptoms, with up to years passing between flare ups.
Osteoarthritis can strike any of the joints, but it very often affects the spine, especially in overweight or obese persons. Untreated, it can progress to a total loss of cartilage and cause the need for spine surgery. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common reasons for back pain.
In addition to the spine, osteoarthritis can also affect:
While the exact causes of osteoarthritis isn’t 100% clear, you can take steps to minimize your chances of becoming afflicted with it, including:
Chiropractic services from Dr. Paul Kurihara can make all the difference in minimizing osteoarthritis pain and discomfort. Our chiropractic services can assist in addressing any misalignments or subluxations that are causing or exacerbating joint pain. Often these corrections can assist the joint issue in healing rapidly
Sometimes poor ergonomics and posture can contribute to the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis. If this is the case, Dr. Kurihara of Chiropractic Family Health Center can offer insights and advice on how to make key changes to minimize the negative effects to the joints and cartilage.
Contact Chiropractic Family Health Center today to set up an appointment. Dr. Paul Kurihara and the entire staff look forward to serving you!
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