Arthritis Chiropractic Relief in Roswell, GA | Krieger Health Solutions

Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Arthritis

This is far and away the most common kind of arthritis. It is the arthritis that most people associate with growing old. This is what the majority of arthritis medication advertisement is geared toward, whether prescription or over the counter.

Because it is so prevalent and so painful to so many people, Americans take huge amounts of medication for this problem, some of which can be very dangerous. You might remember some years back that a prescription medication called Vioxx was recalled after more than 50,000 people died from taking it. That’s more Americans than were killed in Vietnam. The tragedy of this is not just the cost in lives lost and shattered families but that there are effective, natural solutions that do not kill anyone.

Ironically anti-inflammatory drugs also directly damage the joints themselves, accelerating the progress of the disease that the drug is supposed to treat.

This is far and away the most common kind of arthritis. It is the arthritis that most people associate with growing old. This is what the majority of arthritis medication advertisement is geared toward, whether prescription or over the counter.

Because it is so prevalent and so painful to so many people, Americans take huge amounts of medication for this problem, some of which can be very dangerous. You might remember some years back that a prescription medication called Vioxx was recalled after more than 50,000 people died from taking it. That’s more Americans than were killed in Vietnam. The tragedy of this is not just the cost in lives lost and shattered families but that there are effective, natural solutions that do not kill anyone.

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Fortunately chiropractic care can be of great help to people with arthritis. Not by treating the arthritis itself or its symptoms but by restoring normal function to the structure of the spine. When bones in the spine go out of alignment – we call a spinal bone out of place a “subluxation” – the weight of the body off balance wears the joints out. Like the front end of a car being out of alignment causes the tread to be worn off the tires unevenly. Correcting spinal misalignments, or subluxations, helps the body to regain its proper balance and normal function.

Functional nutrition can be of great help as well, especially when combined with chiropractic adjustments. Knowing which foods are best at reducing inflammation and which foods to avoid can be life changing. In addition, the use of therapeutic nutritional products can greatly improve symptoms, often as well as anti-inflammatory drugs, and speed up recovery by helping the body to repair the damaged joints – not just covering up the symptoms.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This is the kind of arthritis that results in disfigured joints that in the hand are visible as twisted fingers and gnarled misshapen knuckles. This kind of arthritis is an autoimmune condition. This means that the body’s immune system is attacking the body itself. Medical care for this kind of arthritis consists of using powerful drugs, usually off label chemotherapy drugs, that shut down the body’s immune system so that it cannot attack the joints.

Unfortunately because this kind of therapy shuts down the immune system, patients using it are prone to a variety of infections as well as the severe damage done to the body from the drug itself. And of course, while providing some relief, these drugs do nothing to address WHY the person has this awful problem.

In our office we understand that any autoimmune problem is multilayered and requires close attention and analysis. We do not treat the rheumatoid arthritis, instead we seek to find out WHY the body is attacking itself and help the patient’s body to return to normal function. Because autoimmune problems like rheumatoid arthritis are often complex and long standing we do not promise a “quick fix”. What we do promise is that through blood work and other laboratory analyses such as stool testing and salivary panels we will learn all that we can about what is causing the body to attack itself and what we can do to stop it and help the body return to normal function.