Stiffness and Joint pain make it difficult to enjoy daily activities, including staying active and healthy with regular exercise. Dr. Louis Valentine, LLC, and his team of professionals in Cincinnati, OH, can help you optimize joint function, improving your ability for increased mobility and pain-free movement.
How Can a Chiropractor Offer Joint Pain Relief?
Body joints are where the bones meet and offer a place of support that allows bones to move freely in a variety of directions.
Through non-invasive techniques, like spinal manipulation, a chiropractor assists in aligning your nervous system. Your body’s natural healing processes are supported when your neural network is appropriately aligned.
A chiropractor visit starts with a careful assessment of your current condition. This is the first step in determining the cause of chronic pain, stiffness, or loss of one’s range of joint motion. Chiropractic therapies that target soft tissue can offer joint pain relief (and related stiffness) while encouraging movement and range of motion increases.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain is common and becomes more prevalent with age. It refers to aches or soreness caused by a medical condition, injury, or age.
Arthritis is a condition in which joint movement is characterized by pain and stiffness. Arthritis potentially impacts men, women, and at times, even children.
Arthritis symptoms vary, but the condition tends to be chronic and worsen over time. Some may experience arthritis as a minor annoyance, while others experience arthritis’ painful symptoms as quite debilitating.
There are two main types of arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis (OA) is recognized to be the most common form of arthritis for those 40 years of age or older. This degenerative disease results in the ‘wear and tear’ of the joint that breaks down the supportive cartilage.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from OA in that it is an autoimmune disease in which the afflicted individual's immune system mistakenly attacks (inflames) the inner joint’s natural protective layer, making it painful to move. More than one million Americans face rheumatoid arthritis; however, RA primarily impacts women.
While arthritis causes the majority of chronic pain, these other conditions may also cause similar painful symptoms:
- Infectious diseases
- Overuse of the joint
Contact the Leading Cincinnati Chiropractor for Joint Pain Relief
If you live or work in the greater Cincinnati, OH, area and joint pain has begun to impact your quality of life, please reach out to Dr. Louis Valentine, LLC or his team of professionals through their online contact form or by telephone at 513-247-2222 for an appointment or consultation.