For those who suffer from arthritis, simply getting out of bed in the morning can be very painful. When someone who has arthritis has remained in the same position for several hours, the joints may get stiff and movement can be very difficult. There are various types of treatment for arthritis and some work better than others. Chiropractic care can be beneficial in helping relieve pain and stiffness for those who suffer from the symptoms of arthritis. These are the ways that chiropractic care can help those with arthritis.

Correcting Joint Dislocation 

Joints often become dislocated when arthritis sets in. They may swell, stiffen and move away from their natural positions. This makes normal movement of the joints nearly impossible for some who have arthritis.

However, the manipulations used during chiropractic treatments can help loosen up the joints. With regular sessions chiropractors are often able to reposition joints back into place. This helps reduce swelling and stiffness and allows the patient to move more freely.

Decreasing Fluid Buildup 

Pain from arthritis is often due to inflammation caused by fluid buildup around the joints. This makes the joints feel tight and even the slightest pressure can cause extreme pain. The spinal manipulations that are performed during chiropractic care help decrease the fluid buildup throughout the joints, which also relieves pain. 

Chiropractors often use hot and cold press treatments and electrical stimulation for treating pain from arthritis. This also helps reduce fluid buildup on the joints. Massage is also another form of treatment that some chiropractors provide. Deep tissue massage is often used to relieve pain and stiffness of the joints and other areas of the body.

Preventing Arthritis 

Chiropractic care is also used in helping prevent the onset of arthritis. For those who have careers or hobbies that involve frequent lifting, running and standing for long hours, arthritis may be a health issue they may one day develop. However, regular chiropractic treatments can keep the joints and tendons more flexible and may help prevent arthritis.

Chiropractic care encourages an improvement of the patient's overall health. It also helps increase healthy blood flow so that cells remain healthier and strengthen the immune system. Chiropractic treatments are a non-invasive way of increasing movement and preventing the chronic pain that often accompanies the other symptoms of arthritis. It is also safer than treatments with certain medications that often cause harmful side effects or other severe health conditions.

For more information, contact a professional like those at Citrus Chiropractic Group.