If you’ve been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis (OA), chiropractic care may ease the pain and help you recover mobility. That’s right, relief from back muscle pain, spasms or debilitating hip pain doesn’t have to mean relying solely on medication with annoying side effects. Increased range of motion may be as close as your local chiropractor. Here in Brick, chiropractors are treating more patients with arthritis and other types of joint disease than ever before.

OA is the most prevalent joint disorder worldwide. It’s also one of the most common sources of pain and disability in the US adult population. The signs are often first seen after age 40. By age 65, the majority of people are affected and about 80 percent of those over 75 years have the disease.

Joint disease causes subluxation, the degeneration of cartilage, displacement of vertebra and compression of nerves in the spine. In addition, discs become narrower and irregular bony outgrowths, called bone spurs, may develop. The joints of the knees, hips, hands and spine are typically affected. Doctors of Chiropractic are thoroughly trained in the detection, isolation and correction of vertebral subluxations. Chiropractic treatment can ease symptoms and help prevent future damage caused by:

  • Pain, tenderness, stiffness and swelling
  • Asymmetry or misalignment
  • Range of motion abnormality
  • Tissue and muscle tone changes

Gentle correction by an experienced chiropractor allows many patients to enjoy a better quality of life.

Are you suffering from pain or limited mobility? If you’re concerned about joint disease, schedule a consultation with a Chiropractor in Brick today.  Call 732-477-6767 or complete our online request form.