Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints. It can produce stiffness and pain, sometimes severe. And although there is no cure for arthritis pain in Dayton, it can be treated and managed effectively. Here at Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, you will be diagnosed and evaluated in order to determine which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid are the two most common examples.
Among the symptoms of arthritis, besides pain and stiffness, are swelling, redness, and less range of motion. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis affect the joints in different ways. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear to the cartilage, which is there to protect the bones from grinding together. The loss of cartilage typically happens over a long period of time, though an injury to the joint or an infection can cause it to happen more quickly. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system attacks the joint lining, causing it swell and become inflamed. Over time, the cartilage and bone tissue can both be eroded. In order to diagnose your arthritis pain in Dayton, our chiropractor will examine your joints, order lab work, and possibly imaging. The most appropriate treatment option will be identified, but it is not uncommon to have to try more than one before the most effective method for you is found. However, chiropractic can offer you the relief of symptoms and improvement in your joint function that is at the core of treating arthritis. This can allow you to have far less reliance on medications, which have side-effects. Some patients may even find that they have no need for drugs at all, though this depends on factors such as the type of arthritis and the severity of your symptoms.
If you have arthritis pain in Dayton, contact our office to schedule an examination by our chiropractor. There is every reason to be confident that you can experience positive results.