Arthritis

arthritis

The older a person gets the more likely they are going to have certain body aches. It’s common. Ask around and people in their 70s, 80s and 90s will be able to spend hours talking about their ailments, one of which is usually arthritis. According to Arthritis.org, more than 50 million Americans have doctor-diagnosed arthritis– that’s 1 in 5 people over age 18. It’s the nation’s number one cause of disability.

Did you know regular visits to a chiropractor like Dr. Barker at New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Florida, can help offer some relief for arthritis sufferers?

Basically, arthritis involves the inflammation of a joint or joints in the body. Did you know that joints are points in the body where two different bones meet? As you’d imagine, over time the joints and all they involve (ligaments, muscles, discs, etc.) can wear down. If and when this happens, joints can’t handle stress like they used to, so a person is bound to feel chronic pain. It gets worse whenever they overwork the joint or joints affected.

Chiropractic care for arthritis is a smart choice for those who want to avoid using drugs to ease their arthritic pain. The body has a way of healing itself naturally, and it’s the chiropractor’s job to help facilitate that. With regular visits to the chiropractor, a person with arthritis tends to reduce their stress while increasing their flexibility, coordination, balance, range of motion and overall mobility. It can be very helpful.

The nice thing about chiropractic care is that it’s safe and noninvasive. A chiropractor like Dr. Barker at New City Chiropractic will use his hands to adjust areas where arthritis bothers a person. These manual adjustments help speed up the healing of tissues experiencing inflammation. Moving parts do wear out over time– this is true for machines, cars and people! That said, visits to New City Chiropractic can help a person deal with their arthritis in such a way that it doesn’t “hurt so bad” and that’s a good thing. Please call New City Chiropractic at 863-940-3444 if arthritis has been bothering you and you’d like some relief.