Arthritis and Chiropractic Treatments
Arthritis affects both young and old men and women. There are many types of arthritic conditions that affect different parts of the body. It causes damage to the joints and soft tissue in the body. The most common types are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and lupus. At Cahill Neck and Back Care Center in Inver Grove Heights we provide spinal manipulation and chiropractic techniques to help ease arthritis pain. Our chiropractor uses massage therapy, exercise, nutritional counseling, and heat therapy to treat it. We find a combination of therapies that works effectively for you.
Types of Common Arthritis and Symptoms
Common symptoms are pain, grinding or popping joints, stiffness, swelling, decreased range of motion in hands, joints, arms, and legs. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and other types of arthritis are caused by autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself and infections. We take doctor referrals and when you make an appointment will give you a complete exam. Our chiropractor will start with taking a medical history, perform a physical exam, and then design a personalized care plan based on your individual needs. Once the results are in we will design a customized treatment program for you and will work with your primary care doctor when needed.
Chiropractic Treatments for Arthritis
The primary treatment for arthritis pain is chiropractic techniques and manual manipulation techniques. Manual therapy reduces pain and improves movement using hands on techniques and machines. It reduces pain in the joints and muscles. These therapies reduce pain and help increase range of motion in the body.
We often use more than one therapy to treat arthritis. Massage therapy will relieve pain in the back, neck, arms, and legs. The massage techniques loosen up muscles and reduces pain while also reducing stress and being safe and non-invasive. Our staff will design exercises for your condition and show you how to do them so you can also perform these exercises at home. We can also provide nutritional counseling to recommend supplements and a special diet plan that helps with arthritis.
Contact Us for An Appointment
Heat therapy for pain using a whirlpool bath or moist heat packs increases circulation, helps with muscle spasms, and decrease stiffness in joints. Contact us for an appointment to learn more about our treatments for arthritis by calling Cahill Care Neck and Back Center in Inver Grove Heights at 651-451-7222.