Osteoarthritis is the process by which your body’s joints degenerate. While it is common that this is caused by overuse, the truth is that joints degenerate when they are not cared for properly.
A consultation with your chiropractor in Mill Creek teaches you how to control degeneration of joints through proper care.
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SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS
Stiffness in joints with motion and aching pain in a localized area can be signs of osteoarthritis.
DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT?
Yes, medical insurance will cover chiropractic care needed to slow the progress of OA.
CAUSES OF OSTEOARTHRITIS
While Osteoarthritis can result in any joint of the body, it is very commonly seen in spinal joints as the result of years of poor posture or a previous fall or car accident. Improper posture can result in joints bearing weight improperly, which increases the “wear and tear” rate. An old accident can result in increased speeds of OA around the injured joints if not rehabilitated properly during the healing process. This can even be the case in low speed accidents.
LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO IGNORING OSTEOARTHRITIS
Osteoarthritis can be managed. There is no treatment to reverse it. Since the cause is prolonged stiffness in the joints over time, increasing movement in the joints slows the condition. Osteoarthritis worsens over time when it is unmanaged.
TREATMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
Treatment for Osteoarthritis involves inducing small amounts of motion into the joints in question repetitively over time with chiropractic adjustments in order to slow the progression of the disease.