Accessibility View Close toolbar

Call Us Today

Open mobile navigation

Arthritis

Chiropractors and Arthritis Pain Relief:
Millions of people suffer from various forms of arthritis. Although arthritis encompasses over one hundred different conditions, the most commonly discussed types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) – often referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease (or DJD), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). At present, there is no known definitive cause for any type of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis:Consists of a low-grade inflammation that wears down cartilage and decreases the amount of synovial fluid – substances that cushion and lubricate the joint areas.
Rheumatoid arthritis:Is an inflammatory disorder that causes the immune system to attack its own joints.

Chiropractors and Arthritis Pain Relief Research:
Unfortunately, one of the common symptoms of all types of arthritis is pain. As a result, individuals with arthritis often seek out chiropractors for natural arthritic pain relief. Considering that the medical community struggles with arthritis pain relief, it isn’t surprising that people are turning to alternative medical procedures. In fact, in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, a recent study reported that an astounding 63% of patients seeing a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia, sought out some type of complementary care and alternative medicine (CAM). Of these individuals, a full 31% visited a chiropractor at least one time – making chiropractic therapy the most popular alternative arthritic pain relief therapy used by this group of individuals. More importantly, 73% ofthe individuals with arthritis that did seek a chiropractor’s help found chiropractic therapy helpful. In another report, the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research stated that chiropractic care is helpful in overcoming acute back pain.

Chiropractors and Natural Arthritis Pain Relief. While there is no cure for arthritis, people who suffer from arthritis – in particular osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) – often possess joints that are subluxated or “locked up” due to cartilage breakdown. The resulting pain occurs when the exposed joint irritates the joint nerves. These irritated nerves may prevent a person from healing in an effective manner. Specific chiropractic techniques can help relieve pain from arthritis by safely correcting the “locked up” or subluxated joints. Also, these regular adjustments can help keep arthritic individuals more mobile and in turn, these manipulations can reduce potential stresses that can cause further discomfort. Additionally, there are certain chiropractors who utilize a combination of manipulation and other techniques to help provide natural arthritis pain relief. These additional therapies can include: nutritional therapy (to help with pain and inflammation), exercise therapy (to aid with strength and flexibility), soft tissue therapy (to obtain healthier muscle mass), and electrical stimulation therapy (to help with pain management). 

Chiropractors may also offer suggestions for specialized treatments at home. These home treatments can include suggestions for more appropriate pillows and/or mattresses, specific furniture modifications, and hot/cold treatments on affected areas.

Chiropractors can help to alleviate the pain that unfortunately is all too common among arthritis sufferers.

CONTACT US TODAY

We look forward to hearing from you

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Brighton Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Webster Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Locations

Find us on the map

Testimonial

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Keeler is helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging. He is a chiropractor who thinks about much more than bones/joints. He inspires me to make better lifestyle choices to improve my health and teaches stretches to counteract my years of poor posture. I am very grateful for his care for our whole family!"
    Jennifer B. Rochester, NY

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Left-Handers Day

    Left-Handers Day Left-Handers Day, celebrated on August 13th, was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club, an organization based in the United Kingdom. Since then, Left-Handers Day has become a worldwide event and social media phenomenon. Around the world, approximately one in ten persons is left-handed. ...

    Read More
  • Peak Experiences

    Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...

    Read More
  • Dynamic Warm-ups

    In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or you bend over to lift a bag of groceries out of your automobile trunk. These are all daily events. But on ...

    Read More
  • Summer Sports

    Summer Sports In the summertime, everyone's thoughts turn to the outdoors. We want to get out in the sun and have some fun. Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.1 For others, summer's warmer temperatures make activity outside ...

    Read More
  • Wellness Gardens

    Wellness Gardens When time is spent in an office or indoors day in and day out, some can lose that connection to the outside world. And that loss of connection can lead to higher stress levels and more health ailments without even realizing it. But when that the gap between office life and outdoor life ...

    Read More
  • Smart Shoulders

    Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (a bony projection off the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint and the acromioclavicular joint is a gliding joint. ...

    Read More
  • A Book and Its Cover

    A book cover may not necessarily tell the whole story and may not accurately portray the nature of the contents within. Publishing companies pay high salaries to their marketing staff to create cover copy that will entice prospective buyers to make a purchase. But many times the book itself does not ...

    Read More
  • When Your Spine Is In Line

    Good spinal alignment means good biomechanical health. Essentially, your spine is the biomechanical center of your body. Your legs are connected to your spine via two large and strong pelvic bones. Your arms are connected to your spine via your shoulder blades, ribs, and numerous strong muscles and ligaments. ...

    Read More
  • An Apple a Day . . .

    What is so good about an apple? Is it the color, ranging from ruby red to pale pink? Is it the crunch? The sweetness? Or is it, instead, a combination of all of these qualities, plus the natural goodness derived from the apple's secret ingredients — phytonutrients? If this were a multiple choice quiz, the answer would be "all of the above". Importantly, in addition to possessing numerous appealing physical qualities, apples contain an abundance of health-promoting biochemicals known as phytonutrients.1,2 These specific organic molecules are derived not only from apples but many other fresh fruits and vegetables, and help power the immune system, protect against cancer, maintain healthy eyes, and assist cells in clearing out metabolic waste products such as free radicals. ...

    Read More
  • Standing Tall

    Young peoples' bones stop growing by approximately age 20, somewhat earlier in women and somewhat later in men. Long bone growth, that is, in the arm, forearm, thigh, and leg, ceases later and smaller bone growth, that is, in the hands, feet, and spine, ceases earlier. In essence, you're as tall as you're ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for more articles