Arthritis …. Are you Suffering??
by: Dr. Ron Repice
According to some experts, eight out of 10 Americans over the age of 55 suffer from one form of arthritis or another.
This is something that can cause a lot of problems in how you function, each and every day.
In general terms, arthritis is a gradual breakdown or deterioration of the joint spaces in your musculoskeletal system. According to some experts, eight out of 10 Americans over the age of 55 – suffer from one form of arthritis or another.
You may be one of these people. If you’re not, you could be in the future.
In many cases, arthritis can become so painful and debilitating, simple tasks such as opening a jar or holding a pencil can be difficult.
Here’s the deal.
Arthritis affects everyone in different ways. In some, joints in the spine, fingers, wrists, shoulders, knees-even toes-lose their normal shape and large amounts of fluid and debris fill the joint space. There are many causes of arthritis, but we want to address this as soon as we can. A major cause is simply age. I could talk for hours on this, but I’m going to keep it simple and short today.
Injury, suppressed or weakened immune systems are some of the other reasons for people having arthritis. Some people have no choice-it is simply hereditary, but again I think that comes from them doing exactly what their parents did, and eating and drinking like their parents.
In most people, the body responds to the onset of arthritis by making extra bone. Your body makes this material in an attempt to shore up the degenerating joint. Kind of like you using super glue on something trying to make it as strong as it was. This additional material, or overgrowth, is called a bone spur or osteophyte.
►► Bone spurs are typically found in the joint or disc spaces, where cartilage has begun to break down or deteriorate.
►► Bone spurs sometimes block the spaces where nerve roots leave the spinal canal.
There are many symptoms of arthritis, including:
•Loss of muscle control
•Stabbing pain in the extremities
Major types of arthritis include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The degenerative form of arthritis that mostly affects the elderly is called osteoarthritis. Here’s the best part. Our arthritis patients experience
A) reduced pain, B) restored mobility, C) function, D) strength and E) flexibility.
Whole Body Cryotherapy utilizes extreme cold air in a 3 minute session to help reduce inflammation and speed up recovery. Chiropractic Care help you restore normal joint motion and improve nervous system flow and when combined with Cryotherapy it is a Winning Combination.
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