If your joints are stiff and achy, it’s time to see the top chiropractor in arthritis care. At Dayton Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a wide variety of chiropractic and massage therapy procedures and modalities to help you achieve optimal health through natural, safe, and effective care. Our practice, founded by Dr. Timothy J. Henry, DC, is dedicated to the health, vitality, and well-being of every one of our patients. Our concern for your care and comfort and our warm and welcoming environment are what make us unique. We are proud to provide the finest chiropractic care for you and your family and to help you achieve a healthier and better you. We offer a wide range of services and treat numerous conditions, including Nashville arthritis.
Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis we treat are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative joint arthritis (osteoarthritis) while rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease with symptoms of tender, stiff, and swollen joints. RA often starts in smaller joints, like fingers, and gradually progresses to larger joint structures. Patients suffering from arthritis can benefit from many aspects of arthritis management. Our experts will treat your Nashville arthritis pain and assist you with improved joint function, increased muscle strength, and improved fitness level. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. It is a condition we have vast experience treating. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. In healthy joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. This cartilage allows the joint to smoothly glide during movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called bone spurs.
Diversified spinal and extremity adjustments are two of the most widely used forms of adjustments in chiropractic care. This hands-on technique helps create motion in spinal joints with the goal of restoring structure and function. Extremity adjustments are adjustments to joints that are not contained in the spine. These would include jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Like the spine, these extremities develop joint dysfunction which describes a joint that has reduced motion, abnormal muscle tone, inflammation, scar tissue or arthritic changes and pain. Once restoration of motion has been returned to the extremity, there is often reduced pain, improved motion, relaxed muscles, reduced nerve interference, promotion of healing, and greater flexibility in those arthritic joints. To learn more about treating your Nashville arthritis, give Dr. Henry a call today.