Osteoarthritis (OA), which is also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), affects millions of Americans. OA is more common in women than in men. The disease affects the cartilage which is at the ends of bones and provides a smooth surface for the bones to glide. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to be broken down and slowly wears away. This results in the bones rubbing against each other which causes pain, swelling and decreased or loss of motion.
Arthritis Symptoms can include:
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Hip/Knee Pain
How Can Your Chiropractor Help?
Doctors of chiropractic can detect degenerative changes in the joints through evaluation of x-ray, physical examination, range of motion and orthopedic examination. Doctors of chiropractic can improve many of the symptoms associated with arthritis with the use of chiropractic adjustments, trigger point therapy and other soft tissue therapies such as massage . If you are experiencing pain that is restricting you from doing the things you love to do, call Westside Chiropractic today for a same day appointment!