At La Grange Chiropractic in La Grange, Ky., we can help patients reduce their arthritic pain. There are several types of arthritis that can affect the body’s joints, and we can assist clients who have these varieties of arthritis:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Inflammatory arthritis
Arthritis can cause pain in several areas of the body, including the spine, knees or hands, but a chiropractor is able to help a client feel better.
Professional Massage Services For Arthritis
In addition to providing spinal manipulation to eliminate pinched nerves, at La Grange Chiropractic, we offer professional massage therapy services to reduce the discomfort in arthritic joints. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are treatments available that can reduce the swelling and stiffness in an arthritic elbow, hip or ankle. Chiropractic care for the individuals with arthritis is recommended by many experts and organizations, including the Arthritis Foundation. It is still important for an individual to take the prescription medications provided by a primary physician, but chiropractic care is also a great way to treat arthritis.
Creating Individualized Treatment Plans
Chiropractic care at La Grange Chiropractic includes hands-on treatments to massage sensitive joints and relieve pinched nerves. With instrument and hand adjustments along with drop table manipulations, a chiropractor can provide customized treatments for a client. Before beginning the treatments, our chiropractor will take an X-ray of a patient’s neck, back or other joints to create an individualized treatment plan.
Additional Treatments for Arthritis at Our Office
In addition, our chiropractor has access to other equipment such as an ultrasound machine that can treat soft tissues, including the cartilage and tendons that are located near an arthritic joint. Some patients also benefit from trigger point therapy that involves providing pressure on certain areas of a joint. In some cases, a patient will have improvement in a joint when the muscles and tendons that surround it are stronger and more flexible. A chiropractor can teach a patient how to use therapeutic exercises and stretches to relieve the discomfort in an arthritic joint.
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Dr. Lee L. Petrucci also recommends treatments for your neck and back to reduce arthritic discomfort. A patient may have pain in only one or two joints, but arthritis can affect the entire body with additional inflammation. When one joint is inflamed, a patient can experience discomfort in other areas of the body. The low levels of pain in other body systems can make a patient feel unenergetic, but spinal manipulation with specialized instruments or hand massage can improve an individual’s energy levels. For more information about chiropractic care at La Grange Chiropractic, give us a call today!