Holistic Arthritis Care From Our Chiropractors in Broomfield
Arthritis can put you out of commission in a variety of painful ways, from the bone-on-bone friction of osteoarthritis to the recurring bouts of inflammation that characterize rheumatoid arthritis. If you've found both your mobility and your quality of life diminishing due to chronic joint pain and stiffness, you need something beyond temporary pain relief from anti-inflammatory drugs. Here at Summit Medical Care Center, our chiropractors in Broomfield can provide holistic arthritis care, using the principles of integrated medicine to ease pain and improve function.
Arthritis is a Debilitating Joint Problem
Arthritis is a term that can be applied to any kind of joint pain, from bacterial destruction to gout, but it's generally used in association with conditions involving chronic joint inflammation or deterioration. The majority of arthritis sufferers struggle with a problem called osteoarthritis. This degeneration of the cartilage within joints is a natural by-product of many years of joint motion, although postural imbalances, obesity, or severe overuse can worsen or accelerate the condition. As the protective cartilage wears down, you start to experience debilitating pain whenever you move the afflicted joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is another issue that strikes many Americans, but for different reasons. This form of arthritis is associated with a variety of autoimmune disorders. When the immune system malfunctions, it misinterprets your natural joint fluid as an unnatural threat to your health. It then launches periodic "attacks" on the joints that lead to swelling, deformation, pain, and sometimes other alarming symptoms.
The Integrated Medicine Approach to Arthritis Treatment
Over-the-counter pain relievers are commonly used to relieve symptoms of arthritis, but they have their limitations. Pain medications also do nothing to correct underlying structural imbalances that may make your arthritis worse. On the opposite end of the scale, surgery to relieve severe pain can render a joint permanently immobile. Our chiropractic clinic addresses the many aspects of arthritis pain, from swollen tissues to joint alignment errors, by taking an integrative medicine approach. Our treatment options include:
- Joint injections - Joint injections can ease knee arthritis by adding much-needed lubrication to the joint.
- Chiropractic adjustments - Spinal adjustments ease joint strain and improve joint motion.
- Massage and laser therapy - Both of these therapies can reduce swelling and pain around the joints.
Schedule an Appointment with Summit Medical Care Center Today
There's no reason for you to let arthritis take over your life. Call Summit Medical Care Center at 303-466-3232 to request help from our chiropractor in Broomfield.