By Mary Pletsch 05 Nov 2021 no comment 74 Views

Did you know that one in five Canadians struggle with arthritis?

Forty percent of these people feel that their pain limits them from activities that they want to do.  People with arthritis are more likely to have mobility problems.  They are also more likely to be out of the workforce.  They are twice as likely to experience mental health problems.  Many people struggle when their ability to take part in society is limited by pain.

What can you do if you or a loved one suffers from arthritis?

Chiropractic care is highly effective in treating the pain from arthritis.

Firstly, laser therapy is often recommended for people with arthritis.  The laser light stimulates the cells to heal more quickly.  So, it relieves the pain by reducing the inflammation around the affected joints.  The number one condition that laser therapy helps with is rheumatoid arthritis.  It is also effective for osteoarthritis, bone spurs, and herniated discs.

Secondly, some patients benefit from hands-on manual therapy.  Spinal manipulation can relieve pain and improve the mobility of your joints.

Thirdly, chiropractors have the knowledge to assist you with exercise therapy.  Exercise will strengthen the muscles around your affected joints.   You will work towards improving your mobility while limiting the risk of pain from those activities.

In conclusion, chiropractic care is safe and effective.  Laser therapy simply involves placing laser diodes against the skin of the affected area.  There is no cutting or piercing involved.  Therefore, laser therapy is far less invasive than surgery.  Manual chiropractic therapy and laser therapy are both natural, drug-free ways of managing the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis.

How can I see a chiropractor for arthritis?

You don’t need a referral to choose your own chiropractor.  Just give Sheppard Chiropractic Centre a call at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 and let us know that you would like to become a patient.

At your first appointment we will examine you, ask questions and learn more about your concerns.  From there we will recommend a course of treatment customized to your needs.

Let us help you to live your best life.

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