In the past, populations most afflicted with osteoarthritis included the elderly, women, the physically inactive, overweight individuals and those with low educations. A recent study, however, “found that arthritis was more common among several groups not not recognized consistently in previous studies to have prevalence rates for arthritis: separated and divorced people, those out of work or unable to work, and current and former smokers.”
In the past, populations most affected by osteoarthritis have included the elderly, women, the physically inactive, the overweight, and those with low education. A recent study, however, “found that arthritis was more common in several groups that were not consistently recognized in previous studies as having prevalence rates of arthritis: separated and divorced people, people who were unemployed or unable to work, and current and former smokers. “
Almost everyone over the age of 50 suffers to some degree from this degenerative disease.
A non-inflammatory form of arthritis, OA can have a degenerative effect on one or more joints. This includes the loss of cartilage and the proliferation of bone spurs.
SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS
Symptoms include joint pain (especially after exercise or use), stiffness and tenderness. The areas most affected are the hips, knees and spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
Chiropractors adapt the “wellness attitude,” which emphasizes prevention rather than masking pain with medication. This holistic approach to disease prevention includes nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.
Spinal health is the foundation of a wellness lifestyle. A subluxation of the spine, if left uncorrected, can lead to osteoarthritis. Chiropractic adjustment preserves joints from osteoarthritis by promoting proper range of motion and natural lubrication.
A truly effective and conservative approach to treating osteoarthritis should include chiropractic care, exercise and supplements. Call for your appointment to learn how chiropractic exams can help improve your health.
At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can maintain optimum health. Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.