Joint pain is a common problem, and there is a host of treatments and medications available claiming to offer symptom relief. But few symptom treatment options work to address the cause of joint problems. Treatment at Fix The Cause Chiropractic can be a viable remedy for joint problems and pain affecting all areas of the musculoskeletal system. Adjustments can encourage joints to line up and function properly, effectively reducing chronic pain for many patients. Did you know… there are at least 360 joints facilitating movement in the human body? When just one of those joints becomes irritated or inflamed, it can cause intense pain and immobilization. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 30 percent of American adults have experienced joint pain or stiffness at least once in the last month – many of them much more frequently! Frequently Asked Questions Should I see a chiropractor for my joint problems? Yes. Chiropractic treatment and manual joint adjustments can be effective for alleviating joint pain of all types, from sprains and strains to fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.
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If you are experiencing joint pain, contact Fix the Cause Chiropractic to find out if chiropractic treatment could benefit you. What should I expect during Dr. Witherspoon’s visit to find out about my joint pain? Your chiropractor will first diagnose your pain by finding the source of the problem. If you have an injury, such as is common among athletes, you may be advised to continue chiropractic adjustments and supplement with physical therapy. If your joint pain is related to an underlying health condition, try modifying your diet to avoid inflammatory foods that could be contributing to your condition. Is there anything that I need to do to care for my joints between visits? Yes. If you are overweight or obese, your weight could be putting excess pressure on your joints, resulting in chronic pain. Change your diet and exercise habits with the goal of obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. You can also help prevent joint pain by wearing joint braces or resting the joint periodically throughout each day. If your joints are inflamed, try applying ice to them for a few minutes each day. Consult with Dr. Witherspoon for the best recommendations available for your condition.