Chiropractic is very effective at alleviating pain when someone has osteoarthritis. Secondly, and more importantly, chiropractic care is effective at maintaining the joints functioning properly so we stop the degeneration, so the spine does not degenerate anymore.
Obviously if joints degenerate then it has a negative effect on the nervous system especially around the spine. When someone has osteoarthritis around the spine and it gets progressively worse it starts to close in and around what is called the intervertebral foramen (that’s the hole where the nerve comes out in-between the bones) and as you get more osteoarthritis it effects and puts pressure on the nerves. These nerves comes out from the spine and control and coordinate the function of every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ in the body.
Since every system in the body is controlled by the nervous system when osteoarthritis progressively gets worse it puts pressure on the nerves and will negatively effect the overall health of the body. And that’s the biggest thing to understand with the spine. Arthritis in the spine, if left alone to continue to degenerate, will end up effecting the rest of your body and its functions because of the pressure it will put on your nerves.
Obviously the spinal joints are completely different then the rest of the joints in the body —like your knees and shoulders and fingers — because nerves exit out from your spinal cord and come out in-between the bones and control and coordinate the function of every cell, tissue, muscle, every organ — everything in the body. So once again when it comes down to chiropractic it is not just about how you feel, but it is more important about how the body and the nervous system is functioning for overall health and wellness.
If you or someone you know is dealing with osteoarthritis, they should seriously consider how much chiropractic care can help them with their arthritis pain, as well as restoring function and proper movement to the joints in their body. You know if you don’t seek proper chiropractic care your arthritis will get progressively worse. For anyone suffering from osteoarthritis, there is a clear choice. Continue taking pain medication and watch your body get progressively worse, or choose chiropractic care which is very effective at alleviating the pain from arthritis without drugs, as well as restoring the function and range of motion to your joints. Chiropractic care will make a difference.